With "Destiny" on the way next year, Bungie would like to introduce you to the worlds, their players, and who'll (or what) you'll be shooting at.
It's not a lot, but you can see some of the assets from Bungie's "shared world shooter" in motion in this clip from the PS4 presentation.
By Kevin Kelly
"Destiny" has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the game industry, what with the Bungie/Activision contract leaking amidst the "Call of Duty" court case last May, the story/art leak in November, and Bungie itself even teased the game deep inside of "Halo 3: ODST". But those were all just small pieces of the puzzle, and now we’ve finally been able to sit down with the studio and officially take a look at the game.
Well, at least we’ve seen pieces of the game. It’s a bit like Leonardo da Vinci showing you a palette, some paints, a brush, and a canvas, and then saying, “Here’s what I’ll be using to paint the Mona Lisa.” Because this was a first look at their new creation, it was very top-level, explaining the story, and blasting us with a lot of concept art. There were some brief glimpses of in-game footage, but not nearly enough to satisfy us. After all, we are gamers, and every time we see a new game teased, our trigger fingers immediately start itching as we want to try it out.
But you probably want to know what we found out. So here’s a handy guide to what Destiny is all about…. so far.
Bungie's been pretty quiet since the release of "Halo: Reach" amid their ongoing development of the sci-fi shooter, "Destiny." Well, starting next week, we can probably expect to start seeing/hearing more details in earnest as the studio behind "Halo" begins showing the press what they've been up to since going independent from Microsoft.