Destiny beta footage is fully sharable, Bungie says

Halo creator's next game is "a thing to be shared," developer says.

Destiny--the upcoming shared-world shooter from Halo creator Bungie--is meant to be shared, the developer said on its website. As such, the studio will not stop you at all from sharing coverage of the beta through Twitch or elsewhere when it goes live this summer. In fact, Bungie said it so celebrates sharing that it will even take steps to highlight what some fans are doing.

"We will do far more than allow you to share your glorious war stories from the frontier," Bungie community manager David Dague said as part of the latest Bungie Weekly Update. "We'll amplify your voices, if they are brave. Some of you will even be selected to play a role in our stories, as we go to war with (and against) our community in the wild for the first time. That will be as glorious a moment for us as it will be for you. Watch this space [Bungie Twitch link]. We have plans within plans within plans."

"Destiny, after all, is a thing to be shared," he added. The Destiny beta begins this summer on all platforms, though it will be available first on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Bungie is treating the beta like a full product launch in some ways.

Also during the Bungie Weekly Update, one fan asked if the final build of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Destiny will "look as clean and smooth" as the trailers and screenshots released so far. In response, Dague teased, "What you have seen is not even our final form."

Destiny publisher Activision Publishing has high hopes for Destiny, saying last month 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.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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dussan2
dussan2

I'm still not sure about this game.

wanderjahr
wanderjahr

Damn, that game looks beautiful.

domisbatman
domisbatman

Sort of late GS lol they mentioned this last week or so

IncisionX
IncisionX

This is awesome news but almost expected, in my experience when developers don't allow you stream/share their Beta is means it's performing poorly, So many games in the past that have had an NDA sucked upon release.

wm3sv
wm3sv

At first i thought this game will show it's potential but when they said it's not coming to PC i realized that it is only going to be a mass catching game because of the job they did in Halo series.

To be honest due the real capabillity of consoles it's not taking them much time in development.

yuenyugo
yuenyugo

beta? when when whennnnn??????????

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

So if I invest time into a character this summer on the beta, will the XP and gear on that character carry over to my account when the full game releases?


BTW this IS my most anticipated game of 2014. I actually believe the hype this time, lol. But if it flops I think I will cry.

ghost59
ghost59

will there be a story  mode for destiny ?

Phrase_Universe
Phrase_Universe

How about Bungie "share" some gameplay with us. Geez...it's been a while. 

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

We are allowed to share videos of the game? WOW, thank you Bungie! How about you paid for your own publicity?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I already pre-order Destiny (PS4) so I can just play the Beta and Summer is looking good.

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

i was really excited about destiny at first but tbh im loosing my buzz for it. i think it will be either a massive success or failure n im not sure which

Lord_Sesshy
Lord_Sesshy

This is why I like Bungie, they are very pro community.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Good sign, means they're proud of what they've created, even in early stages.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

As an aside, one thing Gamespot broke when they changed the site look 'n' feel is release date.  Before, any story specific to one game showed the game's pertinents 'n' such in the margin.  This included release date.  

Why should I now have to click, when before I could just scroll?

Changes should be for the sake of improvement, not to add work.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

So looking forward to this title.  Wastelands co-op is my jam.

mr_nee
mr_nee

So destiny is PS timed exclusive!

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@IncisionX

Marketing is marketing, and that type doesn't cost anything. It's marketing done by the kids happy to be the first to show the gameplay of Destiny, to have their 10 minutes in the limelight. I feel a little sorry for them, to be used like puppets for commercial reasons. If Destiny is great have the game distributed to every gaming site weeks in advance, to be reviewed by people who will take time to formulate an opinion and reflect on the experience.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@ghost59  In case you missed my comment from below- "This is an ONLINE ONLY GAME. This means you will have to have a XBL or PSN(for PS4) membership to play  ANY MODE.  For me its no big deal, but for some its a very big deal."  This includes playing alone.

StHapns247
StHapns247

@ghost59 I believe so. I think it is a story driven open world RPG where other players "share" the same world and can help you. Kind of like Borderlands' co-op mulitplayer, but more dynamic.

Rooten
Rooten

@mr_nee  like mnkpro1 said, just the beta. The game is coming for PS3/PS4 and Xbox360/XONE in September 9, 2014 if I'm right!

ghost59
ghost59

@spartanx169x @ghost59  i know that. its a mmo co-op game. just wondering if it  has a true story for me to explore and  learn the lore and so on.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@Rooten @SpicaAntares

My God Rooten, can't you think by yourself? Need some help? Here let me help you create something that looks like an opinion, all you'll have to do is fill the blanks: "I think its great Bungies allows us to share videos of Destiny because .... the reason being ...." If you need any more help just ask.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@StHapns247 @porcupeth123

Oh I see, you're here to hype the game.

What a great game! Can't wait to get it! Bungie I love you you're so great! I'll get it on day 1! Great, can't wait to share videos! If were lucky we will be allowed to post the box cover on our facebook page! Can't wait for previews! Great picture btw!....

You guys really fall for marketing. All they have to do is put a little carrot in front of your nose and you walk on a straight line non stop.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@ghost59 @spartanx169x Yeah, I thought u probably did. But there is still lots of people that don't thinking they can buy it and play without an internet connection.

jclsy
jclsy

Your posts kind of depress me haha. It makes me feel sorry for people who think like you do, I guess I just don't understand how people become so self centered. Like their opinions are bigger than anyone else's. You, like everyone else who doesn't need to lead, should just live in your own little world and let other people live in there's. You do what you want and they do what they want. If Bungee is just trying to sell their product, let them who cares, that's how businesses work. You wouldn't live your "lavish" (I'm only assuming because you said you have to be poor to want to join the army) lifestyle if it wasn't for businesses being that way.

Also, about his account being made the same day. Maybe he just felt the need to speak up to someone in the comments, such as yourself. I know that's why I made an account. Because two people were having a ridiculous idiotic argument and I just had to say something.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@morvik1 @SpicaAntares@LucentWolf

And when it comes to picking battles from behind a computer screen you might have a few things to teach us, btw. I find it interesting you opened your account on the same day this article about Bungie went online. Now tell me you're not just another mouthpiece paid by Bungie to save their marketing ploys from sceptics like me. Or tell me you're not just using multiple accounts to support your BS. "Pitiful" you say? Pitiful...

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@morvik1 @SpicaAntares@LucentWolf

Don't give me any BS that being in the army is a "sacrifice", that it's about "serving" your country, that everyday you raise your little flag with a tear in the eye and for the great US of A. Being in the army just mean you choose to be cannon fodder, to be used as a tool to whatever quest for power those at the top are looking for, something highly disposable and whose life has no value. Being in the army means you came from some of poorest class of society, without hopes for any future, without means to educate yourself, and saw that as a way out. Well you got served! Just count yourself lucky you weren't in a battle group, dying for nothing in universal indifference. You thought of being adopted by the state, well your new parents don't care about you. And if you do happen one day to get hurt for nothing I have 2 words for you: good luck! You'll see how much the state cares about you.

So go ahead, go serve the Roman Empire of Modern Times. You'll have a lot of work on your hands since every few years those at the top feel the urge to show they have testicles, that as rulers of the Earth they need to overthrow some government, bomb some peasants somewhere, support some dictatorship elsewhere (gotta help friends after all).

So am I anti-capitalism? Or a better question: am I communist, socialist, maybe even anarchist? Oh, eyebrows are rising, we are using big words now. Do you have any ideas what these words means? You feel like having some debate on political philosophy? I doubt that very much, although I would be happy to if it was a serious questioning on your part. But its not. Its about you kneeling in front of some merchandise and being frustrated others don't agree with that. Too bad.

The nature of desire is feeling emptiness, and the need to be fulfill so that emptiness goes away. Marketers play on that and create the illusion you will be fulfill by buying something. You may need something, and that quest for toys and games is proof of that, but what you're looking for you won't find in consumerism. Period.


morvik1
morvik1

@SpicaAntares @morvik1 @LucentWolf  You also refused to address the main point of my post... Are you actually anti-capitalism? Anything that turns a profit the great Spica turns his nose up at because it is so below his highly evolved being? You are an ignorant snob and a coward. I mean seriously? Insulting the armed forces in general because you think you are better than them? Well i can honestly say the best and smartest people I have ever met were in the army. It's a sacrifice. You are not fit to lick the dirt off their boots. Again picking your battles from behind a computer screen where the consequences can't reach you. Pitiful.

morvik1
morvik1

@SpicaAntares @LucentWolf  Seems to me that everyone has to find joy in their life where they can get it. I've had my fair share of ups and downs both big and small. Does it make you better than me that I'm excited for this game and you aren't? They are pursuing a concept that hasn't been met with much success before and that alone is worth some praise, not to mention the amount of time that Bungie has put into this game. To put them and their fans down simply because they are employing a marketing technique is a little crude... Mind as well damn all capitalistic endeavors while you are at it as they all seem to be mischievously working towards a profit! The balls of them! Get off your high horse man. By the way, this is coming from a US Army 68W Combat Medic, civilian paramedic with a 4 year college education. Come at me bro. 

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@LucentWolf @SpicaAntares

If you want to get excited by something get excited by something that deserve it, not consumerism.

Be excited at the idea of being accepted in a good school, or for getting a job, or for a family member who survived cancer, or for a sister who fell in love and is happy, or for organizing a voyage with a friend to see some pyramids, but my god for a consumer product with the word 'marketing' written in big goddam letters on it... Fucking hell no!

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@SpicaAntares And you're better some how? I rather be excited and hyped for a game than sound like fuckin Eeyore. It's pathetic that people feel a need to talk down on others for being excited. Fucking hell.