Destiny gets eight new screenshots

But what we really want to know is if the Destiny theme tune will be as good as the Halo one.

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Eight new screenshots of upcoming Bungie shooter Destiny were published overnight by the PlayStation Tumblr, showing off various aspects of the game from a load of nice camera angles.

There's shots of groups of players holding sci-fi guns, some nasty aliens to shoot, and there's even a cheeky glimpse at Bungie's distinctive floaty jumps, complete with the animation where the leaping player tucks in their legs. Which is awesome.

Despite being leaked, announced, unveiled, and then delayed, we still don't know too much about the actual mechanics behind Destiny--we know there's loot, that Bungie calls it a "shared-world shooter," and you can pick between three races and three classes. That and, of course, lots of shooting.

Bungie also says its multiplayer mode will be "more lethal" than Halo, that you're "going to fail" some missions, and that players won't be forced to play its story missions in co-op mode.

Destiny will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 9. A Destiny beta will be coming in summer 2014.

Discussion

85 comments
hadlee73
hadlee73

Destiny, the only game that will still be considered cool even after using a Storm Trooper's codpiece as its logo :P

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Looking real purdy. ;-) I love the apparent variety of the environments.

dpadam450
dpadam450

Have never been a fan of the textures in Halo, they always look week.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Gah, it's sad to see so many people already hating on this game. As always, I for one am really looking forward to this game. As well as The Division, and now Evolve, even with what little info's there are.

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

i thought the beta was spring 2014? is this a gamespot typo or actual news

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

The idea of a Shared world shooter makes me nervous so to speak. I don't want idiots ruining my experience. The game so far looks like the took Halo, Defiance and Star wars and blended them all together. Which I like all three, so hopefully I will like this too.
Also this game is an online only game which I do absolutely hate that part. That limits it a lot I travel and do not always have internet access at the hotel where I'm staying.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

sexy sci fi world that i'm going to love . acn't wait for this game .

vaibhavp
vaibhavp

is it gonna be any good?

themc_7
themc_7

I'll be waiting for the Review. imho it still looks like Halo. The enemies, the environments, hell even the character's movement animations look copy and pasted from Halo. I'm interested in the story, gameplay etc. I just hope that it's something new and fresh.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I look forward to it. I didn't really like Halo but this has me interested.

unreal101
unreal101

Honestly, getting pretty tired of the painfully slow dripfeed of info/marketing/miscellanous bits. Just release it when it's done.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

Do humans have their helmets and hoods fused to their cranium in this game, or will we ever see a face?

Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

Wow, Can't wait to coop with my league lol 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Well since I have a PS4, I get to play the early Beta test to see if this game is worth it. Feels good to have a PS4.

sakaixx
sakaixx

those flares are so overused, stop overusing it this is not micheal bay movies dammit !

cboye18
cboye18

The enemies look much the same....

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

Man I remember playing a couple hours of COD, then going back to Halo. It felt like you would fly when you jumped. It took forever to come down, lol.

silversix_
silversix_

look at how fucking beautiful the last pic looks. This is what i call great art style.

TheShadow153
TheShadow153

@dpadam450  the game looks interesting, but I agree with you similar textures HALO is very irritating. I never liked games HALO, way too childish for my taste

hadlee73
hadlee73

@LucentWolf While I'll definitely give Destiny a go, I'm looking forward to The Division quite a bit more.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@senorbusyman

You may want to consider whether you yourself have been keeping yourself up to date before you second-guess someone else. ;)

pizzaman107
pizzaman107

@spartanx169x you can play offline if choose to theres only a few things that require you to be online to play them

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@themc_7To me it looks like Halo, Mass Effect, Defiance, & Borderlands all got mixed together which is a very good thing.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@EasyComeEasyGoI thought about getting a PS4, then I realized that was a silly idea, so I'm building a moderately priced PC that will crush that little thing ten times over! I'll just pick up Destiny on the Xbox One if The Division doesn't totally kill it.

Troll me that!

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@hadlee73 @LucentWolf I'm really not sure which I'll end up preferring more. I do know that Destiny will likely come first. Sooooo, until The Division comes along, it'll be Destiny. I'll probably end up playing both though. Both scratch a different itch for me, as it were.

themc_7
themc_7

@ERRMAHGERD @themc_7 I don't get what you're saying. Obviously bungie rings a bell, they're using the work they've already done and putting it in this game. You could show a piece of concept art from bungie and you wouldn't be able to tell if it was for Halo or for Destiny. 

cejay0813
cejay0813

@ERRMAHGERD @themc_7 As a matter of fact, the fact that this game looks too much like Halo as far as the recycled animations and sounds is already enough to warrant a red flag. I just pray they didn't get too lazy on us.

cejay0813
cejay0813

@ERRMAHGERD @themc_7 Dafuq does that mean?? Bungie been falling off since Halo 2 or 3 if you ask me... They've been making some careless choices. Before you go nuts, I love the Halo series but the Godking that is Bungie has bled... and a lot.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

No need to troll, I also have a PC but my PC is nothing to brag about and I use it for exclusive games.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@Senior_Rosa @silversix_ still waiting for the real "next-gen" graphics… last gen they were all about shading glares and bump maps, now it looks like it's all about lens flare and dusty windshield effects...

columbosoftserv
columbosoftserv

@themc_7 @ERRMAHGERD  "You could show a piece of concept art from bungie and you wouldn't be able to tell if it was for Halo or for Destiny."


That's the point. Both games look too similar.