Bungie’s upcoming co-op FPS which features elements reminiscent of MMO games, Destiny, is going to feature high-level content that won’t be possible for solo players to tackle on their own. Despite the fact that the developer recent stated that players will be able to have a similar experience while playing Destiny alone, Bungie’s Jason Jones told OXM on Dec 16 that much of the game’s later content will be downright impossible for those unwilling to play cooperatively with other.
This is yet another way in which the ambitious sci-fi shooter is including design choices which have more in common with what is commonly seen in MMO title rather than FPS games. The developer states that the game’s campaign story can be enjoyed as a single player experience, but content that many label as “end-game” will definitely force gamers to player with other to accomplish. These co-op required segments are similar to traditional dungeons and raids found inside MMO games. This means that high-level characters won’t be able to continue to enjoy the game on their own and will have to look to play with others for either competitive or cooperative play should they decide to keep playing after finishing the campaign.
Destiny is scheduled to release in Sept 2014 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.