Can Halo creator's next game Destiny live up to the hype?

Bungie says, "We want to make a game that matters--to break new ground in your imagination."

Bungie has some seriously bold ambitions for its upcoming shared-world shooter Destiny. Writing as part of the latest Bungie Weekly Update, the developer laid out its vision for the upcoming game, the first of the studio's decade-long partnership with the juggernaut Call of Duty and Skylanders company Activision Publishing.

"At Bungie, we want to make a game that matters--to break new ground in your imagination. We don't want to make something that’s just good enough to ship," Bungie said. "Our goal is to change the way you think about all the games you play. We want to redefine what you come to expect when you have a weapon in your hands and your own hunt and evade scenarios are afoot."

Bungie has a proven track record for blazing trails in the gaming world. The studio's best-known work, Halo, popularized console shooters and is considered Microsoft's crown jewel even today. To bet against Bungie would seem to be unwise, but we won't know for sure how impactful the game will be until it officially arrives on September 9. A beta for the game will arrive this summer first on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

It's not just Bungie that believes Destiny will raise the bar. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said this month that Destiny is on track to become the "best-selling new video game IP in history." Activision executives also anticipate that Destiny could become Activision Publishing's third billion-dollar franchise, joining Call of Duty and Skylanders.

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TwinStripeUK
TwinStripeUK

I'm beginning to have my doubts about Destiny - nobody's been hands on with it yet and at the moment all we really have are some concept art pieces and two staged demos (which might even have been pre-rendered).


Hoping I'm wrong, but it doesn't feel good right now.

renerak
renerak

No, people its a fuckin MMO, MMO's suck regardless how good suck, they still suck. They are expert suckers, they suck people, and they suck peoples.. .. .... money and then finally they suck peoples. ... ..... ...d........ .time(yeah time, thats what I was looking for).

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Destiny will not live up to the hype. I hope that it turns out well. Distances itself from Halo series. Bungie begins a whole new franchise that continues well into the 9th gen.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

The one thing that puts me off this game is that it's only first person, I prefer open world games to be third person (or at least the option to switch), especially if you're customizing outfits etc... Oh well...




THE DIVISION.

divinejester
divinejester

The first Halo was pretty amazing when it came out, and the series held steam through 3. But the last one was more of a chore to play. I don't think Destiny has to be the perfect game to outclass Halo 4, will it live up to the original, who knows?

thechuck11
thechuck11

I will gladly allow you to break new ground in my imagination bungie...but only if its on PC

ISblack1
ISblack1

a true gamer plays every game to fully understand the essences of the game.

ISblack1
ISblack1

play the game before you talk shit

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

I think it will fall just short of all of the hype. I think the only reason why it will do that is because it's one of those games that no one stops talking about and make it seem bigger than it really is. I hope it lives up to it, but I see it falling just short of what everyone wants from it :/

ecurl143
ecurl143

Can it live up to the hype? - If Titanfall is anything to go by, then probably not.

It is refreshing to see this game take a back seat for a while - it definitely needed a cooling of period and it's better for it I think.


azzathedon
azzathedon

I'm glad it's fallen off the radar for over the past month or so.


I want to be pleasantly surprised in September not massively let down because it does not live up to all the hype.

drybones41
drybones41

I forgot about this, is there any noteworthy info on it yet?

themc_7
themc_7

I hope this doesn't suck. A need a great, new game and I want this to be it.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I duno, but titanfall definitely isn't. It's CoD with mechs.

This will probably just be a halo/borderlands clone.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I look at that speeder bike and I think it will.

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Literally everybody I know forgot this game existed right after November. There is barely any hype, and the lack of a pc port will surely decrease profits by an extremely significant amount.

Barighm
Barighm

I'm sure it will be good, but this "blazing new trails" stuff is total bull. This is ACTIVISION we're talking about, and Bungie knows how to hype their games. Everyone knows this game will be a Borderlands knock-off. 

The sad thing is most people actually believe this kind of hype. 

adambomb007
adambomb007

I have been with Bungie since the days of Marathon. I love Halo. Heck I bought the x1 for Halo (and titanfall). But is there hype around this game? I mean maybe rumor hype and the fact that its bungie but that's it. I haven't seen reviews and I haven't really seen gameplay. its the same few videos over and over. Until I see what they bring out at e3 and play/see a beta I have no opinions on this game. I mean I expect great things from bungie but studios usually only have 1 hit.

lostn
lostn

I think it will outsell Titanfall because it's releasing on more platforms. 


I don't think the hype is as big as TF. It's less talked about.

Khasym
Khasym

Right now, Bungie's got the right pacing. I think Respawn has gotten people a little gunshy, due to what they've been doing with info for Titanfall and making us all wonder if the next-gen experience everyone's been raving about, is ever actually going to get here. But Destiny is doing it's best to distinguish itself from it's competitors, without hiding behind the "You'll have to play it to understand" nonsense. From the E3 demo alone, you can see where they want to take you playing the game. You jump in, and play; no lobbies, no load screens. They want to keep you immersed in the world, rather than trodding menus and lists.

wookiegr
wookiegr

So can we expect this to be like RUST where people that are suppose to be on your side can just decide to kill you and ruin the experience?

ghost59
ghost59

i will be playing this open world game only for story and lore. 

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

can not wait!  This game has been in the works behind the scenes since halo 3 was done 

ghost59
ghost59

i want to play this for the story and story alone. 

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

looking forward to this game.......man is it just me or posting comments through smartphone has become such a pain on this site

bigmac9211
bigmac9211

@renerak This isn't going to have a subscription fee like MMO's. One of the developer's from Bungie said they will do anything to avoid a subscription fee. Who cares about wasting time? You're wasting time on Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall, or really any video game. That doesn't mean you won't enjoy the time you wasted, and in that sense then, was your time really wasted? Say what ever you want, but I'll be having fun wasting my time.

wallacom
wallacom

@Megavideogamer  From the looks of it, the pictures leaked and other things. It looks like Destiny is to Halo as Titanfall is to CoD.

Sorry in sentence structure is wrong. 

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

@ISblack1 Does that includes buying unfinished, broken, and rushed games?

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

@Barighm I love the way people marginalize something as a knock off of something else that was similar. Just because Borderlands was the first popular game to put classes and loot in a first person shooter doesn't mean every other game that does after that is a knock off.

If so then every first person shooter out there is a Wolfenstein 3D knock-off. How lame of those developers to rip off iDs IP.

dillon-peters
dillon-peters

@lostn duh it will sell more, more platforms, and the hype isn't big yet because titanfall is out in a short while and destiny is still quite a ways away.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@lostn Outsell,agree...i mean,there are just around 4 millions X1 sold.
But MS already payed plenty of money which will cover up the potntial sales on other plattforms.

Rotondi
Rotondi

@Khasym  I think Titanfall and Destiny are scratching different itches.  

FatalX7
FatalX7

@bigmac9211 Subscriptions are only a single business model in the MMO industry, a model that has been dwindling quite a bit in these last few years.


No sub doesn't mean it can't be an MMO. But, Bungie can call it whatever they want, "Shared World," "MMO," it doesn't matter. Whatever label people use won't change anything, and it won't make me regret my pre-order, either. 


:>

renerak
renerak

@Flonne_N_Etna @renerak  You are probably right, yes, right you are. And gamespot has to add an option edit comment. yes it has to, it has to, yes.

Khasym
Khasym

@Rotondi @Khasym Agreed, but, Titanfall, Destiny, and Watchdogs/The Division are the most visible and immediate next gen games coming out. We're going to be five months into the life of the PS4 and Xbox One, before we see a real next gen game. Right now, that's Titanfall, and the expectations are running short for the game. Destiny's going to be almost a year into the next gen lifecycle before it releases. But they've shown way more than Respawn has for Titanfall.