On yesterday, a Sunday no less, Bungie unveiled their new game, called Destiny. This is the first multi-platform project for the former Halo developers and they seem to be going all in. Destiny, is a first-person action title that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world. Destiny combines Bungie’s trademark grand scope, sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding, cinematic universe. Additionally, Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to consoles by offering players a connected, living world that they can explore, combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements, and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo.
Set in the distant future, Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Able to wield incredible power, players must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. In a story-driven universe, Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as other future console platforms.
Well, Destiny absolutely appears to be a game the likes of which we’ve never seen and we can’t say we expected anything less from the folks that brought us Halo. As a PlayStation fan, I especially excited because this will be the first Bungie game I’ve had any significant playtime with. A massive, persistent, collaborative, always online world is no small feat, to pull it off in a manner that is stable and thus enjoyable for gamers will be a massive challenge. Bungie seems like they know what they are doing though, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
So check out the screenshots below and the video and then hit up the comments and let us know what you think of Destiny!