Bungie blew the lid off Destiny yesterday, revealing a cooperative shooter with huge guns, powerful class skills, copious loot and enormous bosses. It looks a bit like Borderlands to us, but in a good way.
Destiny is out next year on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. Sony has apparently secured an "exclusive relationship" going forward, though it's not yet clear what this actually means in practice.Click here to read more...
Bungie plans to finally show us some gameplay footage of their cross-gen shooter Destiny, which is still a bit of a mystery despite pre-orders opening months ago. They'll reveal all at Sony's E3 2013 press event, scheduled for the wee small hours of June 10th, marking the second Sony event they plan to attend.
It's still hard to get used to Bungie appearing at Sony shindigs, but Microsoft had every opportunity to keep them sweet. We're looking forward to seeing what the studio behind Halo have been working on.
The latest Destiny trailer may be a blend of live-action footage and CGI, but it does a decent job of finally giving us a feel for the mysterious cross-platform shooter's tone.
"As a Guardian of the City sets out on an epic, action-packed adventure to reclaim our Solar System, he recalls the moment when he was first taught the most important lesson of all -- The Law of the Jungle," reads the introductory blurb.
Destiny is currently set for a 2014 release on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. We'll learn more about it at Sony's E3 press conference on June 10th.
Some stunning Destiny concept art has hit the net, showing off the futuristic post-apocalpyse players will explore and defend in Bungie's multi-platform shooter. Details are still thin on the ground beyond a basic premise and always-online gameplay, but if you're a fan of rich Sci-Fi imagery, I daresay that you'll want to pore over these in detail. Before, you know, they're willing to actually reveal it properly. [via The Save Room minibar and VG247]
Destiny is likely to launch next year on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and whatever Microsoft is set to announce on May 21st. Pre-orders have been open for a while, but we're not sure exactly why you'd pledge to buy something that's basically just a name and release platforms.Click here to read more...
Just a quickie: Microsoft have released a campaign-only edition of Halo 3: ODST on Xbox Live. The £11.99, 3.47GB download contains the full singleplayer experience for a reduced price, but no Firefight options whatsoever.
We strongly feel that letting players choose which bits of the game they want to buy is a great idea, and a concept worth exploring as development costs continue to rise, though must also point out that you could just buy a full copy for £8.94 from Coolshop. Or pick it up pre-owned for peanuts.
Bungie are still remaining unbelievably tight-lipped about Destiny, their multiplatform shooter published by Activision, but have given us a look at the art direction thanks to a new GDC video. You'll see some of the characters and classes going from concept art to models, which is well worth a look if you want to start getting a feel for the tone.
Destiny probably won't release this side of 2014, but you can watch the anticlimactic reveal trailer and even pre-order it if you, erm, like pre-ordering things you know no almost nothing about. Hopefully we'll get to check it out at this summer's expo circuit.
Bungie are keen to embrace the "PlayStation Nation." Destiny has been formally confirmed for release on PlayStation 4 (presumably alongside current-gen consoles and the next-gen Microsoft offering), but in what will be a slightly stinging slap to their former Microsoft masters, Sony customers will net themselves some exclusive content. Looking to be a science fiction epic with gameplay that takes the best bits out of FPS games and RPGs, we can't wait to see how Bungie's ambitious project turns out.
Following Destiny's official reveal/big fat tease yesterday, Bungie has confirmed that their ambitious 'shared world shooter' will require a constant internet connection in order to function. The ability to cooperate with loads of other players in a persistent and evolving battle to save the last city on Earth is definitely going to be one of Destiny's most impressive unique draws, with gameplay resembling a cross between Halo, Borderlands and World Of Warcraft, so we're not going to kick off about the online requirement. Yet.Click here to read more...
Well, Bungie have finally dropped some details about their upcoming game, Destiny. We can finally confirm that the game will be an FPS, but it will also be something of an MMO. This mini documentary shows a few barely animated illustrations before some tasty looking glimpses of the game in motion. That's motion, not action mind. Also expect to see various Bungie members pat themselves on the back at every chance. Enjoy the video after the jump and let us know what you think.Click here for the video.
Not a huge amount of news floating about this week as we draw closer and closer to Christmas, but Bungie let a few details about upcoming project Destiny leak out, Rare's job listings point towards a "jaw-dropping" new Kinect title, we take a look at Zelnick's comments regarding next-gen, and look at the Humble THQ Bundle: desperate measures, or savvy use of an exciting new pricing model?
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Well this is interesting. Apparently someone pinged a rather tasty document over to the folks at IGN, leaking story details and concept art for Bungie's forthcoming follow-up to the Halo franchise following their split from Microsoft.
According to this document, it would appear that Bungie are looking to create a more accessible game, designed to appeal to a broader range of demographics than perhaps Halo did.Click here to read more...
Tony Goodman, the founder of the sadly-closed Ensemble Studios, reckons that Xbox 360 RTS Halo Wars was a "fantastic, under-recognized product," but that development proved challenging to say the least. Not only were the Halo trappings forced onto the project by Microsoft, which was originally in development as a distinct IP, but Bungie wasn't exactly enthusiastic about another developer entering their universe.Click here to read more...
Bungie founder and Halo creator Alex Seropian has suggested that simply trying to port twin-stick controls across to touchscreen shooters is "brain dead", labelling such efforts as "lazy".
"It's not like there are any hardware limitations to making great content," said Seropian. "A lot of the efforts have been lazy - there have been a lot of straight-up ports from console titles to mobile and a lot of ports of unnecessary concepts. The transfer of the whole dual sticks thing just amazes me, that anyone would think that's a good idea."Check out Seropian's full quotes after the break...
It has been confirmed that the first game in Bungie's multi-game partnership with Activision will release in 2013, codenamed "Destiny", and with a timed exclusivity that would see the game release initially just on Xbox 360 and Microsoft's next-gen console. The contract between Bungie and Activision surfaced as part of the ongoing legal proceedings between the latter and Respawn's West and Zampella.Click here to read more...
If you've got plenty of time on your hands at the moment then you might want to think about taking advantage of this one because it'll drop three exceptional games into your lap for a very reasonable price that'll easily save you over £13. Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 are both action packed romps, whereas Fable 3's got a star studded cast. Thanks to Silhouette @ HUKD.
If you're a Halo fan who missed out on the original game when it first came out, or you're just looking to revisit some good memories, Zavvi can help you out seeing as they're parting with copies of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for £12.95, which should save you £2 on the next best offers out there. Unfortunately, the multiplayer's not really up to the usual standards of the series and there aren't that many extras included with the game.
Bungie have called time on their support for Halo stats, releasing a new infographic that shows just how much love and devotion has been pumped into the multiplayer aspects of the games over the years.
"We have followed your careers with great interest here on Bungie.net, and you have gifted us a mountain of heroic moments to memorialize," wrote community manager DeeJ.
"It is with a sense of awe that we step back and admire the impact that you have had on our games, and upon our studio. Thanks for sharing your stories with us."Click here to read more...