Bungie: 'Still a lot of work' to do on Destiny

Developer explains everything shown of new shared-world shooter thus far has been work-in-progress.

Bungie's first post-Halo project is not closed to being finished. As part of its latest Mail Sack feature, the developer was asked if the graphics, character models, and the world for Destiny had been finished, to which the company said no to all questions.

"No, no, and no. And, no," Bungie wrote. "Everything you've seen so far is work in progress. There is still a lot of work to be done. This is why you are made to wait, friends. Not because we like to tease you. Not because we know that you can take it. It’s because we’re still working."

The only gameplay shown for Destiny thus far was a brief clip displayed in February during the PlayStation 4 announcement. PS4 gamers will receive unspecified "exclusive" content for Destiny.

Last month during the Game Developers Conference, Bungie design director Joseph Staten and art director Christopher Barrett showed off a series of concept art images from Destiny and discussed the game's development.

Check out GameSpot's interview with Staten and Barrett for more.

Bungie has teased that more information on Destiny will be shared during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in early June. Activision has told investors not to expect Destiny in 2013.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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JulyAeon
JulyAeon

Please take your time.  I am patient and if the polished end product is sweet I will be willing to pay for it.

AshTrai
AshTrai

hmm, I can see this getting delayed and delayed again when it gets near it's intended release date.

It seems a bit silly to announce a game so early in it's development.  There is no way to keep up the hype. This thing ain't gonna come out for years so why are they spamming their concept art and their "vision" everywhere.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

Why should this take so long? It's just Halo re-skinned.  Every picture shown looks just like Halo, every gun just like Halo.  No thanks I'll pass.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Won't complain if they deliver a quality game worth my money.

ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

Good. Take your time guys, and give us a great game. :)

bmart970
bmart970

That's good, I would rather them make a really quality game and take time instead of them making a marginal game really quickly.

sammoth
sammoth

Good because I will buy it on the next gen not this gen.

dussan2
dussan2

Swear to god, this has got to be the only company that can generate this much hype for a game that is years away from release and only show us concept art and listening to a bunch of the most unattractive males I have ever seen.

deon99
deon99

a whole lot of work left to do, yet they are already taking pre orders?

Big_Pecks
Big_Pecks

I sense delays already, even with no official release date right now.

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

i like bungie, but i worried about online aspect to this game. i may not buy at launch.

LatinproX
LatinproX

I`m in for  beta  testing!

g-man_III
g-man_III

Take as much time as you want. It will just make it that much better.....hopefully.

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

Can't wait, but it better not be delayed.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I don't waiting just aslong as it turns out to be good, no I mean great! I have confidence in Bungie to do make this game great. I am looking forward to this game, and I just can't wait to play it.

abhishekGTA
abhishekGTA

I seen their game graphic it was very bad

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Do people not realize before HALO even was mentioned on original XBOX it was in development for 5 years already for PC/MAC before it got scraped for Xbox? then  almost 2 years laterit got actually released onxbox we got the terrible port to the pc? Bungie is not exaclty fast at making game if anything they hype there games way to much.

And for the record I think HALO was trashed it pretty started the death and watering down of FPS games cause they started the whole regen your health behind cover. it sold like hot cakes cause MS dropped so much money in to adds for it that people bought it up much like the trash that is COD

MoronGotMyName
MoronGotMyName

Hahahaha, this must be tenth article saying nothing about Destiny - I expect them to be in the hundreds before this inevitably shit game is released to rave reviews. Also wonder how many articles that will be launched before they mention the microtransaction model that will completely dominate this game - they talk about how they plan massive updates frequently and plan to keep the game going for years but will have no subscription fees. This game is just a cash cow designed to milk money from anyone stupid enough to fall for it - luckily for Bungie the world is full of retards. 

brxricano
brxricano

I'm not your fucking friend Bungie. I'm your customer. Get back to work.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

Their engine must be broken beyond belief if this is taking this long. Not even MGS4, that took more than 2 years, which put the ps3 on the map. The debugging cycle is a nightmare, just watch some documentaries about software design.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

Gamespot, why do you keep going into the mail sacks for information? They are not sources of Destiny information, at least not yet! Wait until E3 like everyone else! It's impatience like yours that have almost ruined the mail sack. All the interesting questions get buried by a billion Destiny questions that we all know won't be answered.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

With Dust 514 and Planetside 2 both being free, I think I will skip Destiny.

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

Who else thought it said 'Bungie design dictator Joseph Stalin'? 

Micro_mas
Micro_mas

This game needs to be in third person.

If_U_Only_Knew
If_U_Only_Knew

I still have lots of work to do before my exams. There. I've provided you all with useless information. Thanks Eddie.

smurfa1
smurfa1

Is this really something worthy of news? Not even a releas date set, of course it is work in progress. Or do people really beleive games are laying around for six months like that?

kryotech
kryotech

I'm really looking forward to this game! 

Daian
Daian

@bmart970 don't worry, according to the infamous contract they'll release crappy iterations every other year after the first one is out.

ItzItazuki
ItzItazuki

@abhishekGTA And still you give Skyrim and Dragon Age II a 10/10, last time I checked both of these games had mediocre graphics.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@abhishekGTA  

Constant framerate, gameplay, A.I., enemy count, size of levels, physics > graphics.

If all you care for is graphics buy the new Killzone.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@Ryuuken27 Nah. Full production only started after Reach, though pre-production started around ODST development. Besides, when you're starting a new IP, you don't have as much existing work and code and such to build off of, so it takes a little longer.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

@jinflorida What are you talking about, you half witted person? What does Microsoft to do with Bungie & Activision, or Bungyvision? The game is coming for both consoles. The trump card doesn't exist for MS, not anymore.

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

@TheOnlyConan Dust 514 is kind of shit for a shooter and Planetside 2 may not even be the exact same type of game. Then the whole they aren't even done with it yet to make a good judgment thing.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

@TheOnlyConan That's so stupid. Dust 514 isn't that good, but if they put more work on it, maybe. Planetside 2 is just ugly as sin, I wonder how long they can keep it going. You can skip anything you delusional mind offsets to but, when your friends skip, who will you be playing with?!

m4a5
m4a5

@TheOnlyConan Heh, you say that as if they are all very similar games (beyond them being MMO's)

If they do a great job, they deserve getting paid.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

@Micro_mas Read the forums, people are saying it will have the option, just like Dayz.

Ovirew
Ovirew

@smurfa1 well, would you rather Gamespot doesn't have any headlines all day long?  I know you people would complain if Gamespot didn't have anything new to say for a week.

olegavi323
olegavi323

@smurfa1 lol the game is like, 2 years from been done, and they already started the hype XD 
P.S - To all who pre-orders this game, i just want to say - YOU ARE IDIOTS :)

Lord_Sesshy
Lord_Sesshy

@Daian From what Bungie has said each "game" coming out after this one is more like an expansion pack, changing the world as the story progresses which is why they can do it in two years instead of 3 or 4 like this one.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@olegavi323 How exactly am I an idiot? I've never played a Bungie game I didn't like. The core concept is one that ticks just about every desire I had for their next game. And if it ever does go sour, I can cancel my pre-order and still keep the great poster. I win completely in this situation. So how exactly am I an idiot?

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@olegavi323 thank you for your intelligent comment that provided me a well thought out reason to not pre-order this

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

@jinflorida Uhhhh...yeah, sure. That's why it's getting PS4 exclusive content...because Bungie is remaining loyal to MS.

Good one.