Destiny


Destiny
Boxart.jpg
Developer Bungie[1]
Publisher Activision[1]
Engine TBA
Tools Grognok[2]
Umbra 3.1
Platforms Playstation 3[3]
Xbox 360[3]
Playstation 4[1]
Xbox One[1]
Game Modes Campaign
Bounty
Strike
Raid
Faction Wars
Release Date(s) September 9, 2014[4]
Genre First-person shooter[5]
Modes Campaign, Co-operative[5]
Rating PEGI16.png ERSBPending.gif
Destiny is the upcoming Action/Sci-Fi Shooter from Bungie, the same studio responsible for the Halo Franchise, on September 9, 2013[4] on Playstation 3[3], Playstation 4[1], Xbox 360[3] and Xbox One[1]. This game is a First-Person Shooter in which humanity is up against a dangerous alien menace that seeks to annihilate them from the galaxy. The game will feature role-playing elements described as "World of Warcraft in space".[5]

Reports confirm that sequels are going to be released every two years after Destiny, in 2016, 2018, and 2020, included with downloadable content between releases called Comet expansions.[1]

Contents

[edit] Plot

The stories tell of a golden age long ago, when our civilization spanned the system. It was a bright and hopeful time. But it didn't last.

Something hit us. Knocked us down and tried to stamp us out. No one knows exactly what, but we do know this: very few of us survived, and those that did owe their lives to the The Traveler.

Legends say The Traveler sacrificed itself to save us. The mysterious sphere still hangs where it made its last stand, low above the Earth, keeping silent watch.

The years that followed the collapse of the golden age were hard, but slowly we joined together to build a city beneath The Traveler. And now we've begun to venture back into the wild, only to find that we're not alone. Strange and deadly creatures have occupied our old worlds. And they're pressing hard against The City, probing for a weakness, trying to stamp us out for good.

Your story begins at this moment of great adventure and peril. You are a Guardian of The City; a soldier able to wield some of The Traveler's incredible power. If you can find a way to save The City -- to reclaim all that we have lost -- you will become legend. If you fail, the last light of civilization will go out.[6]

[edit] Features

Classes
DLC
Technology


[edit] Development

When working on the Halo series, Bungie wanted to move away from their affiliation with the highly successful game series and move on to a new project, this project would later turn into Destiny. Bungie described the Halo franchise as a more "hard" side of the science fiction genre, whereas Destiny was designed to be more mythological. They would create a world that was fundamentally grounded in science, yet held some fantasy elements. During the original design phase, the game appeared more fantasy than science fiction, with designs for Knights, Swords, Sorcery, and a White city on a hill, akin to Camelot in Arthurian tales. However, due to the designers preference for science fiction they decided to incorporate the elements of both into this world.[7] It is reported that the total cost of game develop is estimated at $500 million USD.

[edit] Franchise

Destiny Trademark registered by Podophobia Entertainment
The contract that was written between Bungie and Activision details that the game will be released as one part of a four-part series of Massively Multiplayer Online games within the Fantasy and Science Fiction genre. The first of these games will be released multiplatform on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.[8]At the Sony Press Conference in February 2013 they revealed that Destiny will come bundled with content exclusively for the Sony consoles.[9] Bungie also revealed that the game will not currently be coming to other platforms as they worry it will "spread the company too thin", however they did not rule out the possibility of the game making its way onto PC at some point in the future.[10][11]

Initially the release date expected for the game was Q3/4 2013[8], however when Activision released their line up of games in 2013[12], Destiny did not appear. Activision followed the absence of the game with a statement saying "Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result."[12] Since then a public beta has been announced for release in Summer 2014[13] and the full launch of the game to appear later in the same year on September 9, 2014.

Both Bungie and Activision have reaffirmed the idea that Destiny will be an MMO game, but have made it clear that there will be no subscription fee.[14] Akin to most MMO games, the game may feature micro-transaction in-game, however it has not been confirmed either way as to if the game will or will not feature them, or if they do feature them, how they will do so. Bungie has stated, however, that should they include them, they will not be "pay-for-power" or "nickel and dime" that take advantage of the player to make them pay more.[10]

[edit] Promotions

[edit] Public Alpha

Main Article: Destiny Alpha

Destiny Alpha was an Alpha build of Destiny that had limited public availability, lasting from June 12 - 15, 2014 with an extended day of testing to introduce some "dangerous new experiments." During the week of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014, Playstation 4 players with a Playstation Plus subscription were able to apply before June 11 for the chance to play the alpha at GreatnessAwaits.com. The users that were accepted into the testing phase were sent the codes the next day after the deadline via an on-console message and an email address they had registered with at 12 noon. Bungie confirmed that the alpha would be open to everyone who registered. Players who had played an earlier version of the alpha did not have to wait for the confirmation email as their access was carried over from the last testing phase.

[edit] Public Beta

Main Article: Destiny Beta

On September 13, 2013 it was announced by Bungie that a special beta would be releasing Summer 2014 for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 first and then later for Xbox 360 and Xbox One players. A promotional code was given out with each pre-order for the Sony consoles allowing players access to the beta when it launches.[13]

[edit] Editions

[edit] Limited Edition

Destiny Limited Edition

Humanity has been searching the ruins of our Golden Age for Guardians – heroes capable of wielding Light as a weapon. You have just been found and given a vital mission: defend our home, drive back the forces of Darkness, find a way to awaken the Traveler, and Become Legend.

  • Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
  • Guardian Folio, containing:
    • “Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. You will learn the truth.
    • Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
    • Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
    • A Unique Ghost Casing
    • An Exclusive Player Emblem
    • An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
  • Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass*

[edit] Ghost Edition

Destiny Ghost Edition
This is your Ghost. It sought you out for centuries. It found you, dead and forgotten in the ruins of our civilization’s violent Collapse, and it brought you back to life to protect us all. Defend our home, drive back the forces of Darkness, find a way to awaken the Traveler, and Become Legend.
  • Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
  • Ghost Replica: This is your motion-sensing Ghost, featuring lights and audio from the game. May it lead you through the Darkness.
  • Letter of Introduction: These worlds were once ours. If you accept your destiny, you will be asked to do the impossible.
  • Golden Age Relics, which include a Patch, Sticker, and two Chrome slides of the Traveler
  • Guardian Folio, containing:
    • “Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. You will learn the truth.
    • Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
    • Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
    • A Unique Ghost Casing
    • An Exclusive Player Emblem
    • An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
  • Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass*

[edit] Digital Guardian Edition

Destiny Digital Guardian Edition.jpg
Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. Defeat your enemies. Become Legend in intense cooperative, competitive, and innovative public gameplay modes.
  • Digital Download of Destiny
  • Early access to Vanguard Armory and Player Emblem pre-order bonus
  • Reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions, “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves,” featuring:
    • Brand new story missions
    • Cooperative and competitive multiplayer arenas
    • A wealth of all new weapons, armor, and gear to earn
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
    • A Unique Ghost Casing
    • An Exclusive Player Emblem
    • An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
  • Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass*

<noowiki>*</nowiki> Destiny Expansion Pass: Expand your Destiny adventure with brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer arenas, and all wealth of all new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. The Destiny Expansion Pass includes Destiny Expansion I: "The Dark Below" and Destiny Expansion II: "House of Wolves." In "The Dark Below," you'll discover an ancient tomb has been unsealed. Beneath the surface of the Moon, a dark god has answered centuries of prayer, and a dark army has risen. Explore the true depths of the Hellmouth. Stop the dark Hive ritual and survive.

[edit] Multiplayer

Main Article: Destiny Multiplayer

Multiplayer was officially confirmed to be coming to Destiny in the Bungie January 2014 Podcast [15] by Lars Bakken.

[edit] Original Soundtrack

Main Article: Destiny OST

The Destiny OST is the music that is present in the game Destiny. Composed by Martin O'Donnell and co-written by Michael Salvatori, the game will also feature musical input from former Beatles member, Paul McCartney.[16][17]

When Alpha Lupi had finished, Bungie released one of the pieces of music publicly known as Eighth.[18] Additionally an unreleased piece of music is present in the Destiny ViDoc: Out of Darkness trailer, which is colloquially known by fans as Reveal.[19] On July 6, 2013 Bungie released another track from the OST entitled "Awakening".[20]


[edit] Trailers

[edit] Pathways Out of Darkness

[edit] The Law of the Jungle

[edit] Character Development

[edit] E3 Gameplay Trailer

[edit] Official Reveal Trailer

[edit] Out Here in the Wild

[edit] Gameplay: The Moon

[edit] Gameplay: Devil's Lair

[edit] Trivia

Easter Egg in Halo 3: ODST
  • The game was hinted at in Bungie's previous game Halo 3: ODST, 3 years before its official announcement. A poster appeared with the words "Destiny Awaits" along with a picture of the Earth and a White Spherical Object above its surface, alluding to the Traveler.
  • Podophobia Entertainment, the company that trademarked the logo, have also submitted a trademark for the term "Be Brave". This could be the next game in the Destiny series or something unrelated entirely.
  • The game will feature various different pre-order bonuses.[21]

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Concept Art

[edit] Pre-Alpha

[edit] Renders

[edit] Useful Links

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 IGN: Destiny story details, concept art leak
  2. Oxm: Destiny: Bungie talks character load outs, the grognok engine, and mapping the solar system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Destiny-the-game.com Where to buy the game
  4. 4.0 4.1 Destiny.net Destiny Launch Date
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eurogamer: Bungie's MMO style Sci-Fi FPS Destiny Out 2013
  6. Youtube: Destiny ViDoc: Pathways out of Darkness
  7. IGN: How Halo Got the Star Wars Treatment
  8. 8.0 8.1 Bungie-Activision Contract
  9. Enhadget.com Bungie's Destiny Playstation 4
  10. 10.0 10.1 IGN: Destiny devs talk space travel, PC, and micro-transactions
  11. Bungie says lack of Destiny on PC is "painful for gamers"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Bungie Unveil Destiny
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bungie: Celebrating PS4 Launch
  14. Gamesindustrybiz: Bungie's Destiny: the developers futures rest on this game
  15. Bungie.net Bungie Podcast January 2014
  16. IGN Bungie's Destiny: A Land of Hopes and Dreams
  17. @PaulMcCartney twitter
  18. Destiny OST: Eighth Youtube
  19. Destiny OST: Reveal Youtube
  20. Destiny OST: Awakening Youtube
  21. Bungie: Last Mail Sack


Destiny Navigation

Games: Destiny (2014) Unnamed Game (2016) Unnamed Game (2018) Unnamed Game (2020)
Classes: Hunter Warlock Titan
Races: Human Exo Awoken Cabal Vex Fallen Hive
Characters: Crow Mask Phogoth Queen of the Reef Charlemagne
Factions: Clovis Bray Dead Orbit Forces of the City Future War Cult Guardians House of Devils New Monarchy Osiris Seven Seraphs
Weapons: Arcus Regime Closing Time Combat Knife Conduit F3 Cudgel of Xanthor Duke Mk.44 Fate of All Fools Gjallarhorn Monitor S11 Pocket Infinity PSI Umbra II Red Death Sanctuary No 2 Silver Dollar Mk.35 Super Good Advice Suros Regime Thorn Last Word Thunderlord Viper P3
Vehicles: Devil Walker Onyx Pyramid Ship Pike Colony Ship Guardian Ships Guardian Dropship Unidentified Spacecraft Sparrow Cabal Dropship Fallen Dropship Shrike
Planets: Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Europa Saturn
Locations: Citadel Crucible Devil's Lair Shores of Time Black Garden Cosmodome Breach European Dead Zone The City Overwatch District Tower Mumbai Push Old Chicago Old Russia Twilight Gap Accelerator Hellmouth Moonbase Ocean of Storms Charlemagne's Vault Dust Palace Exclusion Zone Buried City The Reef
Technology: Ghost Warmind
DLC: Comet


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