Destiny Announcement Teased for Today -- What Do You Want It to Be?

Bungie says, "Something is coming. Stay vigilant."

[UPDATE] It turns out the teaser was for a rather-impressive Destiny live-action trailer. Watch it here.

The original story is below.

Bungie will make some sort of Destiny-related announcement today, the developer teased last night on Twitter and through a brief video (above). The video is just ten seconds long, and shows a trio of Guardians and the robotic Ghost emerging from a cloud of smoke or fog. The words "Coming Soon" flash on the screen, and unfortunately, that's all there is to the tease.

The news--whatever it turns out to be--should be announced today, according to the tweet embedded below. We will have the news for you when it's announced. But in the meantime, chime in through the comments below to let us know what you're hoping to see.

Destiny launches in just five days on September 9. The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. It represents the first title to come out of the ten-year exclusive publishing arrangement between Bungie and Call of Duty publisher Activision, and could sell as many as 15 million copies this year alone.

For more on Destiny, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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uncompetative
uncompetative

Class based DLC 'conveyances' for use within the Tower*


Titan - Pogo Stick

Hunter - Scuba Fins

Warlock - Space Hopper


*exclusive to PS4 - Destiny® Digital Guardian Edition

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

WOW even though I am extremely excited to play Destiny next week, this announcement was weak. I was expecting SOMETHING big. Not a live-action commercial (-__-)

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

What a LAME announcement!!!! For a commercial for the game?!?!?!?!? W...T....F

Stogin
Stogin

Live action trailer....I'm excited for this game, but that's the lamest announcement they could've come up with.

csward
csward

A 4th class would be cool..

kopesettik
kopesettik

Whatever this is for, I'm sure it costs extra money LOL

Nothing ever comes without a cost and especially in the game industry. 

"What do I get to spend money on next?" Is the way I'm interpreting it.


We, the video game players, are used to good treatment in the form of a hefty price tag and not good treatment, such as, early releases...therefore, I hope that the announcement trailer is for 30 lashes because then I could be certain that I will not be compelled to spend even more $$


What it really likely is, is a Destiny themed pole that says "thank you for purchasing" that they can ram up the customer's...

never mind.


Alright, alright...in it's most optimistic form, we find out that everyone gets a free emblem for release day...WOOHOO!(said like Paul Stanley).

dark_laser
dark_laser

Offline option? The ability to pause?!?

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

What a load of crap this was. "Something is coming". Ya, disappointment. This live-action trailer was cool and all, but why such a big deal? Absolutely nothing to do with anything in this game.

oflow
oflow

I wish it was Destiny turning into Evolve and switching release dates.


lmh003
lmh003

I would love to see a splitscreen option... There's been enough chatter!

#BringBackCouchCOOP

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I want it to be some stupid promotional video with Led Zeppelin music... yeah, I read ahead in the news, no one would have predicted that is what they were trying to hype, just more hype about upcoming hype.

stretch142772
stretch142772

Trust me every one it won't be early release

blackace
blackace

Giant Robots?? Exclusive Master Chief character class for XB1.

MarcKlein
MarcKlein

Destiny: This fall on HBO ::)

damn_monsanto
damn_monsanto

Maybe matchmaking or new content, considering the possibilities:


- new in-game content or function available at launch 

  (ex: matchmaking for raids, bonus content, dlc, etc.)

- nothing; just Destiny's release

- improved quality on PS4 and Xbox One 

  (ex: 60 fps, improved effects, etc.)

- development of a PC port

- cross platform play between PS3 and PS4  /  Xbox 360 and Xbox One

kumuhl00
kumuhl00

On the site there is a game mode with ????? as the name. My guess they are unveiling a new game mode

xisiuizado
xisiuizado

"What Do You Want It to Be?"

XBox One exclusive character classes! :D

or, even more fun...

Microtransactions to unlock beastly AI raid partners with exclusive powers designed for raids!

shaban95
shaban95

Big announcement? Well all I can think of is the PC version.

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

Something is telling me Bungie is going to unlock the game early like CoDAW is doing with the Ground Zero for Xbox. This could be Activisions nod to playstation players as they get it a day early. Just a thought though.

francisismyhero
francisismyhero

Their website is down, so either they're getting DOS attacked or they're planning to unveil to have something interactive on their site.

Iturner795
Iturner795

I think it will be more info about the expansions or raids. Or maybe info about the beta emblem. It would be awesome if it was beards, not because I want beards but that it would mean they are listening to what their players want. And apparently beards are important? Let them eat cake

guansuo17
guansuo17

I think it has to do with the collector codes on bungie.net

wookiegr
wookiegr

Xbox One exclusive gun skin or emblem? 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Online co-op heists?

starhowl
starhowl

"What Do You Want It to Be?"

I'm sorry that we created such a terrible game and that we mocked all of you players. As a consequence, I will step down as a game developer and think about the past.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

PC version is what I want it to be, but it's probably gonna be something stupid... like DLC.

mdign
mdign

Master Chief will appear out of the shadows to ruthlessly decimate the guardians?

zizoomone
zizoomone

Maybe they didn't erase any character from the beta ?

Just kidding :)

uncompetative
uncompetative

@dark_laser

They could have made it like Forza Motorsport 5 so that when someone quit out of your demanding six person raid they could be replaced by an AI mimic of they tactical style - e.g. Destiny should have had 'Shootatars'.

lmh003
lmh003

@stretch142772 Yeah, not a chance... Gamestop has already sent out calls earlier this week telling employees and customers to be ready on Monday the 8th for Midnight release.

Except now I have to go Monday at 6pm to pickup a ticket for my midnight pickup...

So now I have my receipt, my ID, my rewards card, and now a ticket to pickup my PS4 bundle...
Seems excessive.

oflow
oflow

@MarcKlein more like Mystery Science Theatre. 

This game has a cheesy scifi B movie plot.

blackace
blackace

@mdign Master Chief character class for XB1 version only. Microsoft would have to approve that though.

uncompetative
uncompetative

@zizoomone

I might consider getting it again if I could jump into multiplayer without having to grind up to level 8 a fourth time.

KoKauH
KoKauH

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uncompetative
uncompetative

@lmh003 @stretch142772

Good luck getting your glacier white PS4 to login to PSN update its OS and then install Destiny and the inevitable day-one patch once you get home from buying it as there was a DDOS attack on PSN recently and I found it so hard to get it to work for me I gave up trying to play Battlefield 4 on my PS4 and played it on my ONE instead, which has yet to have a hiccup.

stretch142772
stretch142772

But for some reason alot of people think it's getting early release it's most likey a day one exclusive

lmh003
lmh003

@uncompetative @lmh003 @stretch142772
In the last month they've also DDosed NSA, FBI, IC3, Brazzers, Sony, NCsoft, Internap, ArenaNet, EveOnline, RuneScape, League of Legends, and Jagex...

I'm assuming MSFT will get their fair share of hacking down the road.  Unless they are the one's responsible!?


haha I'm not too worried about it honestly.  
I have a real life, work, family. I live at the beach. I can wait until Sony resolves their hack and then I'll enjoy my PS4...


So everyone with raging XB0NERS can chill out... PS4 isn't going anywhere.

lmh003
lmh003

@stretch142772 haha right.

Those people should use these next 4 days wisely and pickup a book, go outside, and get some sun on their skin... Because after September 9th, 00:01... They will evolve into thumbless, mindless hermit crabs with ZERO social life; none the less, human interaction.  I mean real human interaction... Microphone chat over the server doesn't count...


Better stock up on hotpockets and pizza bagels, and plug in that microwave to the powerstip with your TV and put it on the seat next to you because you're not moving for a while. Oh and a bedpan could help too... Unless you've rigged your entire system up in your master bathroom... then you've got the upper hand!!


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