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Destiny
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Developer(s):

Bungie[1]

Publisher(s):

Activision[1]

Platform(s):

Xbox 360[2],
Xbox One[1],
PlayStation 3[2],
PlayStation 4[1]

Release date(s):

September 9, 2014[3]

Genre(s):

First-person shooter[4]

Mode(s):

Campaign
Cooperative[4]

Rating(s):

TBD

 

Destiny is an upcoming massively multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie, set for release on September 9, 2014[3]. Unlike typical FPS games, Destiny will feature role-playing elements and as such has been likened to "World of Warcraft in space".[4] It has been reported that sequels will be released every two years through 2020, with downloadable "Comet" expansions released in the years between the main Destiny titles.[1] Destiny is confirmed to be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Premise[edit]

Destiny is set in the 28th century in a post-apocalyptic setting. Humans had spread and colonized the Solar System with the help of a spherical entity known simply as "the Traveler" who reshaped planets and moons, and taught us new technologies and mystical powers that let to a time later called the Golden Age. An event known as "The Collapse", an attack from the Darkness, an unknown faction or entity, saw the dissolution of these colonies and left mankind on the brink of extinction. The only known survivors of the Collapse are those living on Earth, who were saved by the Traveler.[5] The Traveler hovers above the last remaining human city, and its presence allows the Guardians of the City—the last defenders of the human race—the ability to wield an unknown power.[1]

Upon mankind's first attempt to repopulate and reconstruct after the Collapse, it is discovered that hostile alien races have occupied mankind's former colonies and civilizations. The player takes on the role of a Guardian of the City, and is tasked with investigating and destroying these threats before the remnants of humanity are completely wiped out.

Features[edit]

Characters[edit]

Bosses


Locations[edit]

Species[edit]

  • Awoken (First appearance)
  • Cabal (First appearance)
  • Exo (First appearance)
  • Fallen (First appearance)
  • Hive (First appearance)
  • Human (First appearance)
  • Vex (First appearance)

Organizations[edit]

Classes[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Weapons[edit]

Add-ons and content[edit]

A Comet expansion pack for Destiny is expected to be released in 2014.[6] Owners of the Playstation 4 version will receive timed exclusive content.[7] The game will have different pre-order bonuses.[8]

Marketing promotions[edit]

Destiny Beta[edit]

Main article: Destiny Beta

In September 2013, Bungie announced that a Destiny Beta would be made available in early 2014 for those who pre-ordered the game from select retailers.[9][2]

Trailers[edit]

Pathways Out of Darkness[edit]

Main article: Destiny ViDoc: Pathways Out of Darkness

The Pathways Out of Darkness ViDoc was released February 17, 2013. It is named in reference to Bungie's earliest first-person shooter, and first commercial success, Pathways Into Darkness.

PlayStation 4 Official Announcement[edit]

Main article: Destiny PlayStation 4 Official Announcement

PlayStation 4 Official Announcement was released February 21, 2013, detailing its release on PlayStation 4 and featuring more in-game material.

Character Development[edit]

Main article: Destiny Character Development

Character Development was released March 28, 2013. It was shown in Bungie's GDC 2013 presentation. This video provides a glimpse into the character art, development, and design of Destiny -- from early sketches and concept art, to animation and in-engine 3D character models.

The Law Of The Jungle[edit]

Main article: The Law Of The Jungle

The Law Of The Jungle was released May 23, 2013. The trailer shows a Guardian recalling the moment when he was first taught the most important lesson of all – The Law of the Jungle.

Out Here in the Wild[edit]

Main article: Destiny ViDoc: Out Here in the Wild

Out Here in the Wild was the second Destiny ViDoc and was released on August 22, 2013. It is named in reference to the Crow's dialogue in the trailer.

Alternate reality games[edit]

Alpha Lupi[edit]

Main article: Alpha Lupi

Alpha Lupi is the alternate reality game that began on February 11, 2013, to herald the announcement and reveal of Destiny. Over the course of seven days, a forum account run by Bungie released cryptic images and messages to be solved by the community prior to the Febraury 17th public release of Destiny information.

Final results of the ARG, once solved included an mp3 track by Marty O'Donnell as the background music and a completed image of the entire solved puzzle.

Development[edit]

When designing Destiny, Bungie wanted to push themselves away from their Halo series. While Halo gravitated towards the "hard" side of the sci-fi spectrum, Destiny was designed to be "mythic science fiction"—a world rooted in science, but with fantastical elements. Originally it was more akin to pure fantasy, with designs for knights, swords and sorcery in a white city on a hill. However, the designers thought they were denying themselves as per their preference for science fiction, so they decided to incorporate the elements together.[10]

The series was first alluded to by a poster in Bungie's previous game Halo 3: ODST. The poster showed an image of Earth and the moon, with the caption "Destiny Awaits", hinting at the spherical Traveler.[11]

Multiplayer[edit]

There will be online matchmaking as confirmed by Bungie in the Mail Sack. [12]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Image Result
2014 Most Anticipated Shooter Game by IGN readers Most Anticipated game2014.jpg Won

Gallery[edit]

Concept art[edit]

Pre-Alpha[edit]

Renders[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f IGN: Bungie's Destiny Story Details, Concept Art Leaked
  2. ^ a b c Destiny the Game.com: Where to Buy
  3. ^ a b Bungie.net: Destiny Launch Date
  4. ^ a b c Eurogamer: Bungie's MMO style sci-fi FPS Destiny out 2013 as an Xbox 360, next Xbox timed exclusive
  5. ^ Game Informer January 2014, page 52
  6. ^ NBC News, Halo creators working their Destiny
  7. ^ Gamezone.com Sony: Exclusive Destiny content coming to PS4, similar to Call of Duty with Xbox One
  8. ^ Bungie.net, The Last Mail Sack
  9. ^ Bungie.net, Destiny BETA - Early 2014
  10. ^ IGN: Destiny: How Halo Got The Star Wars Treatment
  11. ^ Screenshot of the reference in Halo 3: ODST.
  12. ^ http://www.bungie.net/7_A-Sound-Proof-Mail-Sack/en/News/News?aid=11078