New details on Bungie's new sci-fi first person shooter, "Destiny", were revealed in the game's first documentary, "Pathways Out of Darkness". Bungie calls "Destiny" the first "shared world shooter" with a co-op style of gameplay incorporates many elements from popular titles Planetside 2 and World of Warcraft. Studio co-founder Jason Jones and his creative team talk about their vision for their post Halo project in this behind-the-scenes video.
Bungie is still keeping much of the plot under wraps. The only details available for "Destiny" is that the game takes place thousands of years into the future and players will assume the role as a Guardian to protect the only surviving city left on Earth. Players must identify and defeat an entity called The Traveler, which is threatening to destroy the remaining civilization on the planet.
Kotaku's Tina Amini commented on the game's environment.
You're free to move around and explore different planets or hang out in hub cities like Overwatch where you can find people gambling for better gear. There's a sandy Mars location and a snowy landscape of a buried city. Chicago is a swampland. Europe is a deadzone. Vines wrap around dilapidated buildings. The solar system is flecked with rubble and long abandoned fleets. You can fly through the rings of Saturn. The entire universe of Destiny-the solar system including the Earth, Moon, and Mars-is open to your expedition needs.
Players can challenge each other and will also have to work together in non PvP challenges to earn rewards and gain access to new worlds. The only possible downside to "Destiny" is that game will only be playable with an Internet connection, there is no offline mode. So far Activision and Bungie have no plans to charge a subscription fee to play the game.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, believes Bungie's newest title is looks promising.
Bungie is a pretty capable and unique developer. They have a great track record and are very talented. More than their track record, they have great vision for a game that’s unique and compelling and differentiated. For all of the innovation and new ideas, Destiny is something that we thought was going to be appealing to a broad audience and something that we were excited to help them bring to that audience.
The release date is still unknown but Bungie confirmed "Destiny" will available for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Hirshberg hinted at the next-gen hardware Playstation 4 and the Xbox 720 as well as the WiiU but it is not confirmed.