Games Like Destiny Are Changing Review Process, Bungie Says

COO Pete Parsons says it would be "nearly impossible" to review a game like Destiny in just nine hours.

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The traditional game review as you know it could soon become a thing of the past, according to Bungie COO Pete Parsons. He says in a new interview that online- and multiplayer-focused games like Destiny might require professional critics to rethink the review process.

"It is true there are a lot of those people who were skeptical that are still playing it now," he told GamesIndustry International. "I think it's very difficult to--as we see games like Destiny coming out--it's very difficult to sit down for nine hours, 11 hours, and write up a review of a game like Destiny, right?"

"If I were a reviewer it seems like a nearly impossible challenge to do because there's just no way you can experience... you barely experience sort of the campaign side of it and just PvP and no way you can get into all of the end-game activities," he added. "And so it really asks a great question which is 'how are games like Destiny going to be reviewed in the future?'"

We're going to find out, as Bungie is already working on Destiny 2, publisher Activision confirmed earlier this month during a financial presentation.

Next up for Destiny, which has 9.5 million registered users, is an expansion called The Dark Below. It launches on December 9, introducing new multiplayer maps, weapons, and missions, as well as raising the level cap. Check out the video above for GameSpot's thoughts about the upcoming DLC.

The review process for games is indeed changing. Earlier this week, Ubisoft explained why it thinks you might not want to trust day-one reviews for The Crew, a socially inspired racing game.

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