Bungie reveals footage of first post-Microsoft game, 'Destiny'


The first in-game footage of "Destiny" can be seen following the 2:30 mark.

Former Microsoft-owned game studio Bungie has revealed the first footage of its upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 first-person shooter, "Destiny," the developer's first game outside of the Halo universe in more than a decade.

The footage comes from a video documentary uploaded to YouTube, a promotional technique the studio used extensively for its final three Microsoft games – "Halo 3," "Halo 3: ODST" and "Halo: Reach" – prior to their releases. In the 4-minute development documentary, entitled "Pathways Out of Darkness," Bungie staff discuss the story of the game, which follows a global war on earth, as well as social aspects Bungie is creating to work in coordination with the game itself.

In "Destiny," players control a customizable character, known as a guardian, capable of traversing the universe in an attempt to reestablish mankind's place. Bungie describes the gameplay as being set in a "shared world" environment, meaning players are part of a persistent world and are capable of joining each others' games. Because of this, the game requires a constant Internet connection.

Bungie was a Microsoft-owned studio from 2000 to 2007, after which time it was spun off into its own private company, although Microsoft kept the rights to the Halo intellectual property. In 2010, Bungie announced it had signed a 10-year publishing agreement with Activision.

A release date has yet to be announced for "Destiny."

Source: YouTube via Polygon

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I was really excited for this, but soon as I read it's a MMO instantly lost interest. I know I'm stuck in the past and a minority, but I still love a solid singleplayer game.

Shiranui said,
Aren't people bored of FPSs yet?

I am! I've never really been a big fan of FPS games. And just recently I concluded that I don't really enjoy shooting games in general. That has made me start rethinking my long-time preference of the PC as a gaming platform.

Shiranui said,
Aren't people bored of FPSs yet?

Aren't people bored of RPG, RTS, Sports, Racing, Adventure, Mario 80000, MMORPGs yet?

Tired of only seeing people bash FPS when every other genre is suffering from the same thing.

Meh. Can't see any gameplay in that.

Plus, tired of these self-promotional videos. That was just Bungie going “we're awesome”. Not only does it make you look like a prat, just ask id Software how the self-pimping worked out for them with Rage. Mediocre game at best despite all the “we invented the FPS rubbish”.

I see some potential in it, some of the in game content looked great. But a shame Bungie has gone the way of the console, which is why I doubt we will be seeing this on PC.

"We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people," Jason Jones told us. "We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game -- almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo 'cause nobody wants to."
Read more at http://www.destructoid.com/bun...8.phtml#4Kf5tqke2pDuuZg4.99
It will not be coming for the PC.

Some of these Aliens look right out of Mass Effect, when he demos the iPhone thats a Turian with boobs on the screen. At 1:51 that looks like a Krogan with a helmet on in the background.

warwagon said,
Hmm... it reminds me of something... I just can't put my finger on it.....

The way you navigate around with just a gun showing makes me think of Wolfenstein 3D.

Raa said,
Hopefully it'll come to PC

I would be surprised if it doesn't since:
* Being an online game, piracy won't be a big concern
* The mouse the the superior controller for FPS games
* Now that Bungie is out of Microsoft's control, there's no agenda of pushing a particular console