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.