Bungie on Destiny -- "We talked a big game" and now "it's time to deliver"

As game's release approaches, developer says, "It's time to close this out in a way that we will all be proud of."

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Bungie and publisher Activision have not held back in talking up their upcoming console game Destiny, the former Halo developer's new IP that's labeled an ambitious "shared-world shooter." But can Destiny live up to the hype?

"We talked a big game last year. We were so excited to talk about our future. Now, it's time to deliver," Bungie said in the latest Weekly Update. "It's time to close this out in a way that we will all be proud of. We owe that to ourselves, and to our legacy. But most of all, we owe it to you."

Bungie invited a few dozen writers to its office last week to show off a pre-alpha version of Destiny, the studio said. "For you, that means the floodgates are about to burst wide open. You'll be hearing from them soon. They'll be loaded with shiny new assets. It will mark the beginning of your true introduction into the world of Destiny."

"We hope, more than anything, that you love what you seen."

Destiny launches for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on September 9. A beta for the game will begin this summer, first on PS3 and PS4. Activision has high hopes for Destiny, saying earlier this year that the game is expected to be the "best-selling new video game IP in history." The game is also expected to become Activision Publishing's third billion-dollar franchise, following Call of Duty and Skylanders.

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Discussion

268 comments
Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Not even on PC. I think I'm not missing out.

zodywoolsey
zodywoolsey

I don't understand how developers could make such a stupid decision. Why would they not put it on PC. I don't want a console that can only play games when I already have a pc that can: animate, browse the web, watch YouTube, create games, watch free movies, pirate free things, have better performance at everything than consoles, use any controller I want, be rebuilt and remodeled to anyone's liking, and many many more things that console people could only dream of. Also they have to use a pc to make the game anyways so why don't they just export it and make a pc version. Lastly, if they are optimizing it for 8-12 year old consoles then why don't they just optimize it for some pc hardware maybe the, oh I don't know, the universal drivers that each company builds for all their stuff.

ikbenhomer
ikbenhomer

Sigh...you know what I hate the most about this game? Its not the fact that its not coming to PC, its the fact that they are making it for last gen consoles. Seriously I thought companies like Bungie would be focused on not only creating a potentially great new game series but a game of which has the latest greatest graphics. By making it for the Xbox 360 and PS3 they are just wasting time and resources. Time and resources of which that they could be putting into making a truly next gen game for the PS4 and X1(Even a version for the PC) that would significantly increase the chances of Destiny being a great game with even greater graphics. I know that a lot of people still use the Xbox 360 and PS3 but I still think they are holding this game back.  

jewell21
jewell21

Sci-fi shooter not on PC?

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Man they are hyping the mess out of this. They sure got me though. A shot to the hopeful success and brilliance/not let down of a game !

And as soon as Activision activates their micro transactions IM GONE

jemoedr
jemoedr

A shame that it doesn't release on pc. For shooters i still prefer a mouse and keyboard.

josh_b
josh_b

looks like a halo version of borderlands... ill pass

zerohournow
zerohournow

Really looking forward to Halo 5...no wait, destilo...wait, Halostiny...no wait.

jhipkins95
jhipkins95

The expectations of game developers are crazy. Just enjoy all the games unless it's Duke Nukem. 

dedhaven09
dedhaven09

wow all these pc people whining about how its not going to be on pc. I got some advice, buy a console, problem solved. 

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

Hopefully, this time without the man-love machine.  Go home, Cortana. Lock your backdoors from graveminds, and diadacts. No matter whatever happens, Stay Alive. I will find you no mater what!

grin89
grin89

is this a fps rpg? i keep hoping for a rpg like game but havent followed this game enough to know where its going.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I just hope this doesn't turn out to be a Generic Futuristic FPS along the lines of:


Create new colourful alien environment

Insert Numerous Alien species

Insert varied Weapon types (Sniper, Assault, Shotgun, etc)

Insert varied 'Classes' (Assault, Medic, Magical, etc))

Insert various transport types (Hover craft, Bikes, etc)


I just want a deep and totally immersive MP experience that's fun, challenging and rewarding, and not another generic alien-esque shooter.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Don't let me down Bungie. I've been waiting for this release for a long time. XD

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Sorry for the silly question but...........


Can the player visit other planets on the fly??

TacticaI
TacticaI

Cannot wait for the beta, let alone the actual release. 

tsquared44
tsquared44

People are so picky. Can you not tell that this game will be first class?. If not, idk what floats your boat. Maybe you should read books.

hardeepmeghera
hardeepmeghera

Let us console users end our rivalry for once and for all and unite as one against the PC's of the world. Xbone, PS4 let us celebrate the fact that were getting an amazing game whilst you PC users can go spend your money upgrading your respective PC's to out-do one another. Cheers

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

100% agree! Your argument is what I always scratch my head about! Exclusives don't make sense financially to me when you could reach such a wider audience allowing your creation to be had by so many others.

clr84651
clr84651

@zodywoolsey  

To give consoles a game to have that PC people can't play. I hope it's great and score 9.5+ and make PC gamers very jelly. 

You really do owe us PS people Bungie for holding out on us for way too many years. 

TommyT456
TommyT456

@ikbenhomer  It's not about the graphics because they can be as good as each individual console can handle, it's about the fact that putting it on last gen as well means they have to hold back when it comes to some game features which could have been bigger and better had it been optimised with only latest gen in mind. I'm still super hyped for this game but it won't be showing us what our shiny new machines can really do because of having to be compatible with last gen as well.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@ikbenhomer They are not wasting time and resources if their investment gives them a profit in return. Like it or not companies are in business to make money, period. And its entirely possible that the new consoles will still have a better version(including looks , more expansions/DLC). And a lot has to do with the fact they have been working on this game for at least 5 years. They need to see a return on their investment just to stay in business for the next game.

TommyT456
TommyT456

@SphinxDemon  Why do people automatically turn off a game when they introduce micro transactions? Isn't it just a case of carrying on playing it in the way you were without spending anything on extras? I'm honestly asking, not mocking. I know it's not ideal but why is it enough to make people stop playing a game?

Olizart
Olizart

@josh_b  That is what I thought. Only change the "I'll pass" to, "I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME I'M SOOO EXCITED". ;)

pc_elitist_jerk
pc_elitist_jerk

@dedhaven09 I buy every console every generation but I'd still prefer to play any third party game on PC. That being said I think this game will be the biggest disappointment in gaming of the entire year.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@dedhaven09 Lol Hmm let's see would I rather spend 600$ on a console with Destiny, or use 600$ to make my PC stronger. PC is already built, all I can upgrade at this point would be my GPU. I could add another gtx770 and still have hundreds left to buy games

Hmmmm 1 console with a game or 770gtx on SLI.. I could run everything with it. Could run 4k resolution. HMMMMMM tough decision isn't it? Nope.

I'll pass on this game. I rather run The Witcher 3 maxed out.

kwijeebou
kwijeebou

@grin89  Don't listen to these people who clearly haven't actually done any research. It is a fps with a lot of rpg elements. It's also "shared-world" which is kind of like mmo, but not quite. You won't always see tons of people except for during big events and you can group up with people for quests and the like. 

hothtron
hothtron

@grin89  Nope, just an MMO FPS. Play Borderlands instead. 

wolfpackzero
wolfpackzero

@thenephariouson What's a COD fan like you doing on a Destiny page as a matter of fact if you just want a MP game what are even doing here go to a Titanfall page 

zodywoolsey
zodywoolsey

@hardeepmeghera  the consoles and the games you play are made on pcs so without them there would be neither. also you are using a pc to write this.

edinko
edinko

@hardeepmeghera You should hurry mate or you will show up late and will be fired from your patty turning fast food job. It may be a problem find another one. Lots of people like you out here

trotz75
trotz75

Unite with xboners? He'll no, they play with kinect!

mrdrgreen
mrdrgreen

@hardeepmeghera - Typical console kiddie.  Consoles will never rule PCs.  Period.  What do you think they develop the games on?  Get over your peecee envy.

domisbatman
domisbatman

@lilflipp  PS4 costs $400... Or you can buy a 360 for $50 . There's no fucking excuse . Tired of hearing PC gamers complain about games they want to play but don't want to pony up 

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

@lilflipp"BUT BUT BUT MA PC DIS BIGGGAAAA" ...  and boom still no Destiny nor GTAV.   get petition ready

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@lilflipp Enjoy that maxed out rig while we play the GOTY on console.  As always.

kwijeebou
kwijeebou

@lilflipp  He's clearly only talking to people who are complaining about Destiny not being on PC. I hope your little comment made you feel like a big boy, though. Who's a big boy? You are with your PC elitism. Yeeeaah. 

domisbatman
domisbatman

@mrdrgreen @hardeepmeghera  I fail to see how PC beats consoles .. Literally years of playing on both PC doesn't bring games that I want to play. Hell when's the last time a PC game had a story driven game that turned heads ?

grin89
grin89

@mrdrgreen @hardeepmeghera  I love gaming enough to own both next gen consoles and a high powered pc for games that are very mod friendly. and i believe that most of us pc owners also own most of the consoles. its about the games not the system you play on.

mrdrgreen
mrdrgreen

@domisbatman -- I'm talking hardware/software.  The OP stated all that PC users do is spend money upgrading.  Games are developed on PCs because consoles don't have to hardware/software in place to be able to do that.