Destiny, the upcoming MMO-shooter being developed by Bungie, could have ended up looking like a very different title as the developer revealed that the games was once being designed as a third-person only title. Speaking to Game Informer on Dec 23, Destiny’s technical art director Ryan Ellis confirmed that the first-person shooter was originally conceived to feature only a third-person camera.
Ellis went on to explain that Bungie decided that reason the game shifted to become a first-person shoot was because the developer knew they wanted Destiny to be rooted in action gameplay and the team felt that a first-person camera was better suited to that design philosophy. However, it seems strange that Bungie didn’t think that a third-person game wasn’t equally capable of delivering an action-oriented experience which makes it seem that the developer may have had other reasons behind the decision that they aren’t willing to reveal.
Destiny is set to launch for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 in Sept 2014. Those who pre-order the title will receive access to the game’s upcoming beta test.