PlayStation-Exclusive Destiny Map Video Helps You Decide PS4/PS3 or Xbox One/360

Sony hopes to win you over with a video walkthrough of the Exodus Blue map that only PlayStation owners will have access to initially.

Are you having trouble deciding whether to get Destiny on a PlayStation or Xbox system? Sony is trying its best to ensure you choose the former, today releasing a video walkthrough for the multiplayer map that is (temporarily) exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Described as a "mid-sized" map that works well for both smaller 3v3 matches and full 6v6 matches, the Exodus Blue map is set around the wreckage of the titular Exodus Blue ship. It's playable in the Crucible--the fancy term for competitive multiplayer in Destiny--and supports five modes: Skirmish, Control, Salvage, Clash, and Rumble.

The video provides our best look yet at the full map, which is arguably the most substantial of the PlayStation-exclusive content, provided you're interested in competitive multiplayer. Along with the map, buyers of the PS3 or PS4 versions will also get additional armor and weapons; you can see an overview of all of this in another recent video that Sony released. This content will be exclusive to PS3 and PS4 until at least fall 2015, when it may also be released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Destiny launches on September 9 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. This exclusive content aside, the games are otherwise largely the same, and Bungie says it loves all of its fans--regardless of platform--equally.

If you're buying Destiny, what platform do you plan on getting it for? Let us know in the comments.

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Retroxgamer0
Retroxgamer0

sony doesn't have to win anyone over, microsoft already lost before they even started, and nintendo isn't competing and doing their own thing. there is no console war anymore. casual gamers are going to buy into nintendo, hardcore into sony, i have no clue why ANYONE would want an xbox one unless you enjoy being screwed over.

mbounce88
mbounce88

People want to say its a copy of Halo but not exactly.. I mean, Bungie obviously took a ton of elements and put them into Destiny ,but being a huge PS fan now I actually would say I liked Halo's MP game play more. NS if it is because since they are so similar it is getting kind of old or what not.. They obviously focused mostly on the SP which to a degree i think hurt the MP which could have been way better. And I'm not talking about what is already out, but the 20 DLC SP packages they made and will release over the years instead of working more on MP. Overall game is a 7 with the potential for more if Bungie really dives down and edits this game.

blutfahne
blutfahne

3vs3 or 6vs6 lmao next gen people next gen. And also this is just another boring looking shooter. Can't believe the hype.

drocdoc
drocdoc

whoa!! those psn only items are timed exclusives until fall 2015


I swear Sony and Microsoft are ruing the gaming industry with all these timed exclusive BS

rafa6
rafa6

So Sony is trying to copy MS hoping Destiny will pump his PS4 generation like Halo did with Xbox. Since Bungie left MS to be independent and actually make some profit with their games i'm guessing Sony wasn't able to buy the game's exclusivity, so they bought advertising rights... Its all good though, ps4 junkies get to brag a bit (which is ironic since most of the PS players I know used to say they hated Halo...) xbox players get the game since its not exclusive, both consoles run in 1080p 30fps, and the exclusive content is not that big of a deal (if it were, its timed exclusive anyway). This will be a huge break for sony since they have received some heavy blows lately outside the ps4. So I got no complaints here. Choose the console of your preference and the best one to kick some fallen's behind with your friends.


See you all on the 9th guardians!

tausciam
tausciam

They've been taking preorders for a month now and we learn this a week before launch? We also learn that Bungie wouldn't even allow Microsoft to advertise for the Xbox One version?

Bungie will rot before they ever get a dollar from me.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Pretty sure this is a timed exclusive, so this wouldn't matter to me, but if I owned both consoles I would choose based on the online community, being that it's an online game, and supposedly a long term deal. So, I wouldn't choose PS4 because they have a timed exclusive, but rather because they have twice the install base. Sure, a lot of that is overseas, but it's still bigger here in the US, don't want to buy an online game that'll be empty in a year, ya know?

seroneth
seroneth

Because this is cross platform...an extra PVP map, gear, a couple more weapons, and a single dlc isnt big enough to convince me to want one platform over the other...especially with a 10 year plan ahead.

 I have owned both a PS3 and an xbox 360...I prefer the xbox but have had fun with my ps3 as well...It's really all a matter of opinion as to which one you want to play on. For me it's more important to play with friends than it is to choose one platform over the other....although truth be told if destiny was coming out on PC there'd be no contest....PC hands down. People always point out that the only advantage of the PC are the graphics advantage...I disagree..PC versions of games gives a heck of alot more flexibility...In other words I can make my game look better than your PS4 if my system is good enough...but if not....well I can lower my settings to match a ps3 or xbox 360 settings...or somewhere in between...Also, it's easier and cheaper for a sound set up...But, alas, no PC version as of yet. (I can still hope right?) Anyways, I think it's ridiculous how people are biting and snarling at each other over which console is better...it's ridiculous....play where your friends are and enjoy your game. It's childish to hate on each other so hard over preference and opinion...we are all gamers, equals in the fact that we enjoy gaming!

dcaseng
dcaseng

I don't like first person shooters. There are too many FPS games in the market as it is.

justerthought
justerthought

This was briefly on my radar when first announced because it promised a vast open world to explore in coop with cutting edge graphics, but everything I've seen is just a typical bog standard pvp FPS multiplayer like Halo, COD, and Crysis, with players dancing around an enclosed map area trying to shoot each other. It's the same old kill as many players as you can before you die, then re-spawn and do it again forever so you can level up your guns.

It's lame, it's boring, it's repetitive, it's a dinosaur that shows zero innovation. But a lot of players seem to like it. If the future of multiplayer is doomed to tread the same old ground, I'll take a good single player game with a coop option like Far Cry 4 any day.

Iblackfalconz
Iblackfalconz

I decide! I'm not buy this game! This game scum! Halo is better, much better!  

koyettsu
koyettsu

@blutfahne I played beta and the hype is real the game is amazing, I found it incredibly addictive and even though I was limited to a very small chunk of the game I spent every free moment I had enjoying it.  Based on your comment "boring looking shooter" I am guessing you did not get a chance to try out the beta.  I would give it a shot before making a decision on it, it has everything that makes Call of Duty great but adds in a dash of WoW and Diablo.  

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@drocdoc  yes because all the stuff I was left out of when the Xbox did it ruin my experience.... wait a minute... NO IT didn't! Gosh- imagine that-

koyettsu
koyettsu

@drocdoc While I am sure it is frustrating to XBox gamers, the game companies have every right to try and enhance the gaming experience on their consoles to drive sales.  If the early content is that important to someone, I would encourage them to purchase a PS4.  If it isn't and they already have a XBox 1 then you will get it eventually so why worry about it?  


All that said it isn't ruining the gaming industry, I think that is a bit over the top and even you know it is silly.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@rafa6  actually chew on this. There is an offer of a FREE upgrade if you buy digitally Destiny for the last gen console and then upgrade before Jan 14th? of 2015. But here's the kicker. It doesn't cross platform.

Why this a big deal?

Well if ALOT of PS4 owners are former 360 players and this about the best they are going to do with that populace what is left? Oh yeah the non converted ps3 player base.

-Timed exclusives

- free upgrade but not to the opposing console.


yeah now they are eager to have PS3 owners upgrade to PS4.

koyettsu
koyettsu

@rafa6 I would say the right comparison would be Call of Duty as this is exactly what happened on the 360 with it and exclusive content.  Not sure how the comparison works with Halo?

Dacendarin
Dacendarin

@rafa6 Idk if you were in the beta at all, but this game is nothing like Halo so not sure why your making that comparison.

koyettsu
koyettsu

@tausciam That is fine but  you are pretty much securing Sony's success by allowing the big games to sell more on the PlayStation brand.  That is kind of like saying I hate politician A so I am going to refuse to vote, wouldn't it make more sense to just vote for politician B?  


All that said I am going to enjoy the hell out of Destiny on my PS4, good luck with your boycott lol

tausciam
tausciam

A good friend just canceled his preorder as well. You're not worth it, Bungie

jay_k3
jay_k3

@bluefox755 I agree with you. I own both consoles, and I decided to reserve a copy for the ps4. I figured more people would be online playing the ps4 since it's sold 10 million consoles.

hexadecimal255
hexadecimal255

@seroneth You know as well as i do its that basic human urge to be better than the other guy/team that causes these "debates". What is true is often forgotten or ignored while people go on supporting the machine of choice. I wonder how many of these silicone zealots claim to be atheist or agnostic. Blind faith can be put in a lot of holes.


Dacendarin
Dacendarin

@justerthought The game is DEFINATELY more PvE focused, I don't know what your talking about you obviously didn't even try the beta.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@Iblackfalconz LOL Masterchief can finally hang up that old rusty helmet he is no longer needed we found a replacement.

Your fear is justified though I give you that, Xbox only has Halo really so if the Halo card doesn't work anymore Xbox is Doomed.

rafa6
rafa6

I was just referring to halo as a console seller not the game or the exclusives. If you analyze it like that yes COD is a better example since halo didn't last this long into the DLC generation (good times)

rafa6
rafa6

Have you ever played Halo? Its the same feel just open world. Its Halo mixed with Borderlands. They may not be exact copies but they're pretty similar. Yes I played the beta and own all Halos thats why I dont understand why many haters now love a very similar game.

tausciam
tausciam

You do that. I'll have fun with the new tomb raider and I won't even harass the voice actors who worked in collaboration with Bungie.

It's one thing to have an exclusive. It's quite another to treat the players from the other platform like second class citizens. Bungie and Activision have crossed the line.

I'm not calling for a boycott. But, I will not support Bungie with my money and know people who feel the same - even going so far as to not support the new Call of Duty. If they want our money, they will remember we are paying customers too....or we won't pay

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@mattress805  Yeah Halo saved their collective ar-ses. This is just plain jealous induced bu-tt hurt.

jay_k3
jay_k3

@mattress805 Thanks for sharing this tidbit of info. I have to say the ps4 controller is pretty awesome, probably the best video game controller I've used. I think it's pretty cool that Bungie helped design the controller especially for shooters.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@jay_k3 @bluefox755  What I don't understand is why aren't the X-bot fans tick-ed off about a lack of confirmed sells to customers and not just retailers. It makes both retailers and costumers look like suc-kers. I mean they are in third place how far behind could they actually be?

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

What do I need to fear I have a PS4 and a Xboxone. The Xboxone just has better games right now. That may change soon but the only two games I'm even remotely excited about are Super Smash Brothers and the new Halo games.

I got pre ordered Destiny for the PS4 but sorry it's still a fake Halo that will hopefully keep me entertainmened until the real one is out.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Really because millions of people love gears and forza.

DFA1
DFA1

@rafa6 Destiny is a repackaged Halo, it was clear when playing the beta and look at the videos of the big brutes... almost the exact same...  Battlefield and CoD definitely have their differences and that is evident, but anyone that has played the Halo series will easily see that Destiny hasn't fallen far from the tree... if the game developers were unknown I'm sure everyone would have guessed Bungie.


I would even go further to say that Destiny's movements and combat are closer to Halo than Borderlands.  I'm a huge fan of both and was actually disappointed Destiny wasn't more like Borderlands, I'm tired of Halo.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@tausciam  Tomb Raider? LOL I think we can wait for that no problem =) Enjoy *snickers* I mean hell Microsoft PAID for the development for it so there is no risk Sony's or Square's it's a win win for everyone.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@purbred1 @tausciam  Cause Bungie 'be-trayed them all' *sniffs and blows nose on hankie* Dr-ama Queens; good job feeding PS tro-lls. Like blood in the water to sharks.

jay_k3
jay_k3

@Kinguard73 You make a good point. When I had a 360 and a ps3, I played all my online games on the 360 because there were more people online and I bought campaign specific games for the ps3. I wanted to do the same for the xbox one and ps4. But since Microsoft hasn't released any figures, and Sony selling 10 million consoles, its a no brainer. 

purbred1
purbred1

@Kinguard73 ok, well, whatever the case may be, destiny is going to be  great game. not sure if anyone can really justify hating it solely based on exclusives for another console.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Forza is irrelevant why? Because your a fan boy and logic means nothing to you.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Never cared the only time I have ever played rock band is at a friends house because I had a ps3. But good job with the name calling and assumptions.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Halo was an idea. That idea was left with Microsoft. Mr. Sony only your just upset you won't get to play it.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@TroyTrojanGamer where did MS go? 

Sut srlsy, yes halo was an idea, but it was gone bungie. That left MS clueless. But it was a bad idea, so no one cares. From beta, I can say that Destiny is the first good halo game ever.