Destiny artwork, info revealed

Leaked documentation for Bungie's new "always-connected" first-person shooter says game allows players to create their own character and customize weapons, gear, and vehicles.

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Ahead of Bungie's expected announcement of Destiny on Sunday, artwork and information about the game has leaked out of GameStop.

Image credit: Joystiq

Joystiq has obtained a double-sided poster and other documentation, which not only reveals artwork for the game, but also gameplay elements.

According to the documentation, Destiny will be a first-person shooter set in an "always-connected" universe that allows gamers to create a character and earn customizable weapons, gear, and vehicles.

Destiny is also rumored to have cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, as well as "public and social activities." These were not described in any greater detail .

Bungie recently launched Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny.

Destiny is Bungie's first project as part of a 10-year publishing deal with Call of Duty company Activision. Legal documents from May suggested that the game will be released for the Xbox 360 in 2013, with a 2014 release slated for the PlayStation 3.

The game is reportedly "quite like Halo."

Discussion

152 comments
PixelAddict
PixelAddict

In Bungie I trust.  For me, they've earned it.

I can't wait to see more on this.

aminal85
aminal85

I wonder if it will have ADS

wOnKaCatalyst
wOnKaCatalyst

this game really should not be released until next gen...

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

How can this possibly be coming out for current-gen consoles? Even the games releasing recently can barely run on them (Farcry 3, AC3, Dead Space 3. Yes, lots of 3's.) 

dswyaed24
dswyaed24

Sounds pretty cool but do we need another Halo-type game? Not tryin to hate because Im big-fan. Halo is a game you would want to take something from for future endavours. Guess we have to wait and see for ourselves.

Deadpool-n
Deadpool-n

It sounds pretty cool. I'll keep an eye on this one.

dre256x
dre256x

Once again MS ponying up for timed exclusive.. Sony better learn that tactic come next round..

Renato1984
Renato1984

"...a first-person shooter set in an "always-connected" universe that allows gamers to create a character and earn customizable weapons, gear, and vehicles."

I'm as excited about this game as I have been about the one hundred related clones that came before this one.


This is no GTA V, Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, or Witcher 3. It's just another sad try at grabbing money from poor parents of miseducated children.

Liliroots
Liliroots

Very cool design!  The one in the back reminds me of the collector's from the recent mass effect 2

steelmouth
steelmouth

whats that you said about always connected

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Please, please, please do not be an always internet connected game, like diablo and their DRM. Nothing could spoil it more. 

Vodoo
Vodoo

Bungie sucked after Halo 2. Bungie is a 1 hit wonder. 

mikeyvp87
mikeyvp87

So I wonder if it's a launch game for the next xbox or just a 360 exclusive.

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

"Quite like Halo," - in other words, boring.

Falru
Falru

That image...


....


"ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL"

CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

I have killed too many "fallen" in too many games... Literally, name them anything else.

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

"always-connected" No thanks

H4num4n
H4num4n

@aminal85 I hope not. I always preffered arena type shooters were the shootouts are far more dynamic than standard modern fps.

NTM23
NTM23

@wOnKaCatalyst I think that'll be the case. The game's supposed to be worked on for ten years, Bungie and Activision's not going to support a game on current-gen consoles for that long; plus, the game supposedly looks a little bit better than what current consoles can even run.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@dswyaed24 Hopefully we will see in Destiny what Bungies vision for the future of the Halo franchise would have been, if MS hadn't constantly fucked around with it.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

...did you read the acual article? the one that is on the front page?

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@Renato1984 Can I borrow your time machine once you're finished with it? I have things I want to check on.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@Sardinar 

Couldn't resist and looked up your profile. You gave COD:BLOPS a 9.5 but bitch about a game beeing like Halo -.-

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@Vodoo One hit wonder....sucked after their second good Halo game.

Okie dokey.

Falru
Falru

@Yulaw2000 I don't think it means internet-required. It just means a persistent world with online interaction. There is a difference. If it is a "internet required" dealio then I would change my mind and say I wasn't interested anymore.

But I wasn't interested in the first place so I can't say that.

NTM23
NTM23

@samsta2 @SythisTaru No, it's simply being stated that it'll be on current consoles 'cause no one can say that the next-gen consoles are confirmed, though we all know they're coming soon.

dswyaed24
dswyaed24

@H4num4n I would like to see the orgin of the Prometheans somewhere in the furutre of the Halo franchise. The only time I can think of MS dipping the hand in the pot was with Halo Wars. Are therer other instances?

Sardinar
Sardinar

@H4num4n Sorry, that was 3 years ago. I was 14 back then LOL. Black Ops 1 did do a lot of things better though, I just didn't value novelty and effort from developers as much.

deeman010
deeman010

@Smart1Guy Wtf is your problem??? Not everyone has a stable and fast internet connection unlike you, and having to be online for a single player mode is just plain stupid.

Ceaseless001
Ceaseless001

@Falru All of the other sites are classifying it as an MMO game and if it's an MMO in which you will have to be connected to play as MMOs are, I'll definitely pass.

samsta2
samsta2

@NTM23 @samsta2 @SythisTaru Yeah, that's what I'm saying, but it'll still be on 360 and PS3. Those are the only confirmed consoles. If they don't put them on 360 and PS3 then they're just ignoring the vast majority of their consumers.

dswyaed24
dswyaed24

@H4num4n @dswyaed24 I read Cryptum and it is amazing. I would love to see what they can do if they decided to make a game about the forerunners. Plus, the Didact was the shit.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@dswyaed24 @H4num4n  

Would also like to play a game that is entirely about the forerunners, there is really some cool stuff going about them. When you don't think that books are teh evil and got some imagination than i suggest that you read Halo cryptum and primordium. They are like a forerunner saga whit lots of info and backstory.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@dswyaed24  

I think it would've been better if MS brought Halo3 in 2008 and let Bungie another year of developement. Don't get my wrong it is my favorite Halo game along with the first one. I think ODST wasn't necessary at all. Reach while beeing really good and all, i couldn't help but think that it wasn't a improvement over Halo3. Or at least that the improvements were too small to justify a new Halo game. And fucking Armor Lock of course.

Maybe i'm just getting a little fed up with Halo 'cause i played the crap out of the first three.

-----------------SPOILER-------------

Regarding Prometheans: The prometheans are the forerunner warrior caste. Just the "fighting-form" they can evolve into. The prometheans from Halo 4 are not real prometheans just "harvestet" humans and than turned into this Robot like enemys as you can see in the game.

Sooo, wich promethean do you mean the forerunner ones or the "fake" human ones?


dswyaed24
dswyaed24

@H4num4n @dswyaed24 Okay. ODST, not sure what Bungie could have done with that game. We are so attached to the Spartans that ODST was doomed from the start. I didn't have a problem with Halo 3 or Reach. What is your take on those games? Mistakes that were made. And for the Prometheans, I meant a more hands on experience; a game dedicated to their origin.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@dswyaed24 @H4num4n  

I believe they pushed Bungie too hard with making 3, ODST and Reach. They should've let Bungie alone and let them take their time to come up with the best possible result.

ps: The origin of the prometheans was explained in Halo4 terminal vodeos.

BushyDeadBadger
BushyDeadBadger

@Smart1Guy @deeman010 ^ This guy needs to be sterilised, we don't want to end up with more of them.