Now that Bungie has officially unveiled their next game, ‘Destiny,’ it has been revealed today that the game will require an always-on internet connection in order to play. The details were reported earlier today by Joystiq, who attended a meeting with Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, who broke the news. The reason behind the need for constant internet access is that the game heavily relies on data from the game’s servers in much the same was as an MMO game due to its heavy reliance on cooperative and competitive gameplay elements inside Bungie’s ambitious new title.
However, gamers shouldn’t get nervous that “Destiny” is going to completely feature MMO style elements. First off, Hirshberg has committed to the idea that there are “absolutely no plans to charge a subscription fee.” Additionally, while there will be town hubs where players pick up quests, gamers won’t ever experience hundreds of characters in cities as the game controls the amount of other players anyone can see.
Bungie’s “Destiny” game has been officially announced for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.