Bungie, the creators of the insanely popular Halo franchise, has revealed their latest shooter game project called Destiny, and it looks awesome! They’ve released a great video explaining what the game is, how it’s played, and showing off the first footage of it. Here’s a synopsis,
“Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave.”
The game also has RPG elements, allowing players to create their own characters and earn unique and customizable weapons, gear, and vehicles. Solo and co-op content in which people drop into and out of story-driven campaign missions and optional, co-op only content; travel between different planets on spaceships, that grow bigger and cooler as you progress in the game; and plenty of loot.
“This is the world’s first ‘shared world shooter,’” says Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. That means Destiny will combine first-person combat with an “open world sandbox” and a “persistent world experience.”
I expect we shall see the phrase “World of Halocraft” pop up a lot. This hardly seems fair given that there is no subscription fee. Destiny will require an internet connection at all times though, even if you’re playing solo. I wonder in this age of piracy will this be the new norm?
No release date yet but it is already available for pre-order on PS3 and Xbox 360. Check out the video and share your thought with us. Can this get them out of the Huge shadow that is Halo?