Destiny Heading to 360, Destined for 720?
Posted by Ken Barnes
Next-Gen On The Cards
Bungie have been releasing more information about their upcoming title Destiny via various sources, and it appears that the title will definitely be heading to the Xbox 360, and at least one "future generation technology".
The game is being described as a shooter with MMO-like qualities, persistent worlds, and some sandbox elements, with some outlets reporting that missions will be procedurally generated, rather than being solidly scripted from the get go. Set strictly in the realms of sci-fi, the game will take players all over the solar system, and requires an always-on Internet connection. With that in mind, Bungie were quick to clarify that they have no intention of charging a subscription fee for the game.
Bungie released an official game description on their forum yesterday. It goes a little something like this:-
“Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.”
Alongside that, the company revealed that Destiny features an "unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre breaks traditional conventions of story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, combined with public and social activities."
Can Bungie recreate the success of the Halo series with Destiny? Will the game become one of the Xbox 720's core titles? We're sure to find out more over the coming year. The game currently has no scheduled release date - but we're betting we'll find out more around E3 time in June.