Sony Flaunts PS4 Exclusive Destiny Mission

New trailer walks through the Dust Palace strike level; Sony clarifies that exclusivity period ends "Fall 2015".

Sony has released a new trailer showcasing Destiny strike mission that will be exclusive on PlayStation 4 for a full year.

The mission, called Dust Palace, is set on Mars and can only be played by those who have reached level 18 in the game. The co-op mission tasks a trio of players to battle against a race called the Cabal, who are mining an ancient city in the search of a valuable technology.

Some of the Cabal's more dangerous soldiers include Centurions--burly field commanders who use jump jets--as well as the Psion Flayer, which is a more nimble enemy with advanced AI.

The mission also includes PS4-exclusive loot and gear to discover and collect. Sony has said the exclusivity period ends "Fall 2015".

A walkthrough trailer of the new level can be found above.

Publisher Activision has set the Destiny release date for September 9 across Europe and the US. The game will ship on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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goldbloodedgod
goldbloodedgod

It so funny to me when I see people on here saying things like "damn Sony and M$ focusing on 1080p and exclusive content instead of working on games and services" and/or other such complaints/comments...

All of you making these comments do realize the gaming market has always demanded (much more so recently) to be absolutely pandered too, and therefore the gaming industry giants (MS and Sony) have become panderers to its customer base.

If the gaming giants are doing something you don't approve of, you should of thought before you went to forums and boasted about the ps4 having 1080p while xbox1 doesn't. You should of thought before you repeated IGNs rhetoric of "Sony is the choice for true gamers" or "Sony cares about us" to your family and friends and on these forums, boasting how great Sony is for "listening to gamers", which was code for "listening to IGN". Basically, if you are not happy with the current state and focus of the gaming industry, you have no one to blame but yourself.

justerthought
justerthought

Why is all this hype going over my head? Yet another Destiny gameplay trailer that leaves me feeling disappointed. Where is the mine? No elaborate caves systems and grinding machines. It's just another high tech generic building with flat grey textures that we've seen in the other gameplay locations. The graphics are bland with zero atmosphere. The gunplay is the same old dance around the objects peeping out to take a shot that we see in COD, Halo and Crysis.

They promised a huge open world to explore in coop, finding really cool stuff, but all we get is a COD in nano suit dinosaur. I expected more from the next gen and feel disappointed with Destiny. For me the future of open world gaming is Far Cry 4. It walks all over this in term of graphical detail and variety. The weapons look all the same in Destiny. Futuristic laser pulse rifles in a million different shapes and colours, with just a slight variation in damage effect. All the enemy are in robotic generic nano suits making them all look the same, without any of the character that you get from seeing human faces or biological alien life forms.

Sorry for being so negative guys but I really wanted this to be good seeing as it was coming from the same studio that gave me Halo 1 on the mac all those years ago, with it's excellent single player story, great gameplay and unique green world that rapped around the inside of a huge curved halo shaped space ship. The hovering robot that helped you had a unique surreal female voice and humorously treated you as an interesting curiosity. The flying robot in Destiny is a bland guy with no personally or humour. That just about sums it up. Boring.

grenadehh
grenadehh

I flaunt my not spending money on anything Sony especially this game.

theambrose
theambrose

Is it just me or does the guy in the video sound... douchey? I  mean: Tiporino? Tricksy?

Pupchu
Pupchu

Another victory for PS4.

porterhoarder
porterhoarder

Blah blah blah. I haven't the slightest idea why people are excited for this mediocre pile of sh it. The beta sucked. It's just another run of the mill shooter. Ooooh wow exclusive map that I can play Sci fi call of duty on? No thanks. Shooters have become so boring. The story sucks. It's just a money grab at sony gamers by bungie. People are gonna play destiny multiplayer for a few months before no one cares at all. By the time the map isn't exclusive nobody on xbox will even care.

beuneus12
beuneus12

Can Sony & Microsoft stop wasting $ on the exclusivity sh*t and focus on making games? No wonder they always crying for cash through DLC & microtransactions

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

At least they say how long the exclusivity period lasts, unlike a certain other company.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Woot Destiny! Damn my Ps4 and I are looking forward to this!

xantufrog
xantufrog

"flaunts"? Or "advertises"


Word choice can definitely influence the tone of the comments section

jako998
jako998

This still wont stop me from getting this game on Xbox one. Xbox has always and will Continue to have the better online service so anyone with half a brain should know that when it comes to Online it will be better played on Xbox one. But when it comes to which console will have the BIGGER  community than it will be PS4 since they have more PS4 units out there than Xbox one at the moment.

rat5112
rat5112

So you guys gonna run an article for each individual price of exclusive content? At what point does it just become advertising?

jackzor123
jackzor123

I have a PS4 and even I'm getting tired of seeing these exclusivity articles

jellyman68
jellyman68

Is anyone else sensing a repeat of the release of Watch Dogs? People were already claiming Watch Dogs as game of the year, best game ever, and were clearly expecting it to live up to all of the marketing hype a week or two before it came out. Then about 2 days after release, the buzz completely went and the general voice of the community went from saying "this game's going to be amazing!" to a tone of disappointment.

ReddSmokee
ReddSmokee

Congrats more content and fun for you. While we have less content with locked content.

sammoth
sammoth

@Pupchu  Timed exclusive is a victory ? What's to win ?

wookiegr
wookiegr

@Thanatos2k Not giving it up till Microsoft releases the new Tomb raider from captivity preventing gamers from ever playing it. 

sandman338
sandman338

@Thanatos2k They didn't say how long the exclusivity was for a long time and when they did it was after the information had already come out.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@jako998 I can be a fanboy too and argue with you that PC has the BEST online service.....

trotz75
trotz75

I don't know what ur on about, every time I've played a multi player game online with either the ps3 or ps4 it's been fine, the games played fine, they were fun aswell, so how can the xbox online b any better were games r concerned?

TravisTehDog
TravisTehDog

@jako998 I will admit when I had my 360 the online was better on it and I loved the features it had then that of the PS3.  Although the PS3 has free online play, so I was ok with losing those features when I jumped to the PS3.  It's more of opinion I think as would you pay (last I checked) $60 to play online and get some extra features, or pay nothing and lose a few of those features.

kyelo
kyelo

@jako998 online gaming consists of: tactics, abuse from 12yos, playing games, chatting with friends etc you can do that with both and the 'experience' is exactly the same, the only difference is the control in your hands.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@jako998  Played 360 and played PS4. Now I knew One HAD issues with online play but can't imagine it could get much better than 360. That said PS+ isn't that bad it is behind the Live services of the 360 but not by much and in some games at all.

alexanian
alexanian

@jako998 agreed. but honestly sony needed exclusive content because this is one of the first big games that has full parity (1080, 30fps) So no performance advantage this time, and xbox has had a reputation as the better network. They needed to level the playing field

alex_the_pie
alex_the_pie

@jackzor123 t r u e . bloodborne = exclusivity i can get excited about an extra level on destiny or watchdogs not so much

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@jellyman68  LOL hardly since we actually got to play Destiny before release. You just sound a tad biased there.

franken_stein
franken_stein

@jellyman68  Nah I played Watch Dogs and also played the Destiny Beta, Destiny is the superior game in comparison. Watch Dogs was overhyped and delayed so that hurt it a lot.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@sammoth @Pupchu It's a whole year timed exclusive for level18. By the time exclusivity is lifted you oxbox one char will be level gazillion

porterhoarder
porterhoarder

Haha yea I guess I'm just over most shooters. The last good one I played was far cry 3.

trotz75
trotz75

The last tomb raider I played was Crap, to repetitive

Vodoo
Vodoo

@trotz75 Xbox has a lot more party & matchmaking features. It's easier to find and stay with friends while switching through multiple games, how you can interact with people, and the matchmaking system is top notch. It's much better at matching you up against people of equal skill. 


There's a lot more involved than just the gameplay.

alexanian
alexanian

@TravisTehDog @jako998 Your right, you get what you pay for. At least now both companies are giving away free games as a bonus so if you take advantage its worth it. Sony has finally realized they need to charge for online so they can invest in their networks to keep pace with MS. But they are still playing catchup.

sandman338
sandman338

@kyelo @jako998 This generation has mostly focused on 1080p/60fps so far and that is the way the Sony would like it to stay but it is only a matter of time before people start focusing on latency for online gaming again.  When they do, people might start realizing all of the little things that MS has done to improve latency whether it is the network or the delay between the controller and the system or dedicated servers or all of the other small things that do add up in the end.

alexanian
alexanian

@kyelo @jako998 Well the xbox community did just benefit from some fat trimming of spoiled 12 y/o's. didnt you see how many xbox 360 users went ps4 this time? and frankly, The community has been better for it. 

alexanian
alexanian

@Kinguard73 @jako998 its catching up, but thats a problem. Its almost to where 360 was last gen as far as network. But Sony has always been my place to go for my solo experiences, just not online ones

jellyman68
jellyman68

@Kinguard73 Nah I don't. It's pretty fair to say we had an idea of what Watch Dogs is like before release as well, but it's difficult to get an idea of the scale and scope of a game from only seeing or experiencing a small snippet of it (and one that was inevitably designed to give us all a good first impression.)

In my experience at least it's more common for these super hyped games to let people down after release, so I don't think it's unreasonable to expect it this time around. 

trotz75
trotz75

Do those weasels own the rights for silent Hill series?

uncompetative
uncompetative

@sandman338

I will LOL hard when PSN goes down on 9/9 and LIVE's 300,000 Azure servers just quietly hum.

Gencic
Gencic

@uncompetative @sandman338  This is my fear. I bought Destiny for PS4. Mainly because the controller feels better for FPS games (for me). With the latest attack on PSN I'm a bit concerned that my first experience of Destiny will be... non-existent.