Destiny is an online shared-world shooter which takes place on Earth and other planets in the solar system.
Winner of over 50 E3 awards and arguably one of the most anticipated upcoming games on the next generation platforms, this ambitious new title is 'destined' to launch on September 9th 2014 and will be arriving on the PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Access to the beta, which will be released sometime in the summer will be granted to those who pre-order the game, arriving first on the PS3 and PS4.
Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners won’t have to wait long before they too can share the experience.
If you love first person shooters, this is a title you potentially don't want to miss out on.
Following in the footsteps of Halo; one of the most successful first person shooter franchises ever and is credited for the popularization of the first person shooter genre.
You'll probably be please to hear that Bungie and Activision Publishing; two of the biggest producers in modern gaming are behind this superb looking FPS which is called “Destiny”.
So what exactly is Destiny? Where is all the hype coming from?
It is set in the 28th Century in a post-apocalyptic era in which the human race had colonized the solar system and Terra-formed other planets with powerful technology provided by a very large and mysterious spherical object known as “The Traveller”. This object has provided the human race with numerous abilities including: enhanced technological advancement and a triple life span. However, during an event called “The Collapse”, the human race has been left on the brink of extinction after an attack by a mysterious force called “The Darkness”.
The survivors of the collapse are stationed on a post-apocalyptic re-imagination of Earth which has been reshaped and left in ruins. Hostile alien races have also invaded and occupied Earth’s civilizations. The survivors are called guardians and they are tasked with protecting the human race from the hostile alien colonists.
These pesky alien civilizations aren't the only problem however...
The darkness is returning and the player’s objective is to awaken the mysterious alien orb (The Traveller) that hovers above the last remaining human civilization to protect the human race from extinction.
If the guardians fail, the remnants of the human race will perish. Sounds good huh?
Destiny is an ambitious new mythic sci-fi first person shooter which has been fused together with MMO/RPG elements; It is known as a shared-world shooter. Players can create and heavily customize their own character and can also choose a faction to work with and can select combat roles just like a traditional RPG. Other noticeable features include exploration of the solar system, vehicle customization, multiple classes and races and upgrade trees for characters.
The game includes many features that are not usually associated with FPS games; Games such as Fallout and Warframe have introduced similar features but do not compare with the expansive system Destiny has created.
Unfortunately we won’t be seeing this title on launch for PC owners, it is likely that this cross-platform shooter could be making an appearance on PC in the future. Bungie’s Senior Writer say’s "The more platforms we take on, the more work it ultimately becomes, and what we don't want is to compromise the core experience on any platforms. We have a lot of people who play on PCs. We have a lot of appetite to build that experience. We haven't announced it yet, but we're looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future."
It is clear that a PC version hasn't been completely ruled out; we will have to wait for it though. Let’s stay optimistic...
But the big questions stand firm.
Will this franchise become a jewel for the next generation platforms, or will it turn out to be another generic shooter?
Will this upcoming title effectively rival its competitors; Titanfall and Planetside 2?
Will this new title live up to its expectations?
It definitely looks like material that will change modern shooters, but only time will give us the definitive answer...
Below is the E3 trailer for Destiny.
The game is currently on Beta and access will be granted to those who pre-order the game.
Visit www.destiny.com/uk/en to pre-order now.