Even though we've seen rumored information and other pseudo-official details concerning Bungie's new project, it hasn't been officially unveiled…until now.
The Halo developer has formally announced Destiny , which is a first-person shooter headed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation; it's dubbed a "shared-world shooter" and Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg believes it could be something awfully special:
"Very few games transcend their medium and their genre to truly become a part of popular culture; to belong in the time capsule as something that we can all share. And we believe Destiny could become one of those games."
Bungie co-founder Jason Jones said Destiny is a little beyond what you're used to, a little beyond what you might expect. Being able to build your character from the start is part of the experience, and he added that "if you enjoy shooters, Destiny is going to be the best game you've ever played." That's quite the bold statement but hey, Bungie kinda knows what they're doing in this genre, wouldn't you say?
The game will boast a persistent world but it will not require a monthly fee. Hirshberg confirmed that Activision has no intention of charging gamers any subscription fees to play Destiny , but he also wouldn't talk more about the planned business model. Jones added that the game "breaks molds by throwing away the traditional playbook, including the idea of main menus." Obviously, this is a title designed around the concept of multiplayer, although Jones did say that playing solo is "totally valid."
Now we just need to know when Destiny might arrive on the PS3. Early information points to a timed exclusive launch for the Xbox 360 this year; the PS3 version would release some time in 2014.
Related Game(s): Destiny