MMORPG Update: Destiny Awaits

“From the cre­ators of Halo and the pub­lish­ers of Call of Duty comes Des­tiny… the next evo­lu­tion of enter­tain­ment”

Destiny Screen Shot

Although there has been no date for launch offi­cially released for Des­tiny, it has had a lot of cov­er­age in recent months and there seem to be a lot of ques­tions sur­round­ing the release that remain unan­swered, at least for the time being. Bungie, the devel­op­ers behind the game in asso­ci­a­tion with Activi­sion, have been care­ful to avoid labelling the game as an MMO instead describ­ing it as an always-online FPS that will incor­po­rate MMO ele­ments refer­ring to it as a ‘shared-world shooter’ because it doesn’t fol­low all the tra­di­tional ele­ments of an MMO game, e.g., you won’t be able to see and inter­act with all play­ers on your server, instead you would be matched up with other play­ers by the game which will be dri­ven by a brand new game engine which builds upon Bungie’s ‘hop­per’ tech­nol­ogy that has been used within the Halo games. It is expected that Des­tiny will be a cross-platform game being released for the XBox360 and PS3, per­haps even the next gen­er­a­tion con­soles, par­tic­u­larly the PS4. Bungie have def­i­nitely stated that Des­tiny will def­i­nitely have a pres­ence on these new gen­er­a­tion con­soles how­ever they have not yet stated whether this will be in time for launch. Also, as a PC gamer I was inter­ested in Des­tiny being released for the PC mar­ket and there seemed to be some insin­u­a­tion that gamers just don’t play FPS on PCs any­more… not entirely sure who came up with that one because it’s def­i­nitely not what I see, but in all hon­esty I can’t see this game being released with­out a PC ver­sion, it is a major game and has been under devel­op­ment for years and given the invest­ment I don’t think it will be left off.

The game is set in the future on a post-apocalyptic earth, the sur­vivors of the apoc­a­lypse, saved by a being known as the trav­eler, now call upon a yet unknown power that seems to be con­nected to the trav­eler to defend Earth’s last remain­ing city. As a Guardian of the City you are tasked with destroy­ing the hos­tile alien races that have taken hold before human­ity is com­pletely wiped out. You will be able to choose one of three dis­tinct races as a Guardian: Human, Awoken, or Exo, as well as one of three classes: Hunter, War­lock, or Titan. Each race and class has it’s own unique abil­i­ties and it is the com­bi­na­tion of a Guardian race and class that deter­mines the kind of Guardian you will be. For more infor­ma­tion on what the game will look like and the cre­ative vision of Bungie take a look at the video clip below or for more infor­ma­tion visit the offi­cial web­site at:

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