Bungie unveils post-Halo franchise known as Destiny

Shawn Knight

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Several members of the press were recently invited to Bungie’s 80,000-square foot studios in Bellevue, Washington for a look at what the company has been up to since wrapping things up with Halo a few years back. It was here...

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ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
Maybe. Who cares. Single player, Co op, and competitive play integrated into one seamless world...with no monthly fee....
 

m4a4

TS Evangelist
Hmmm... Looks like I am interested in it... Always love a good player customization system (and like the armour style from what I've seen) :D

As for a game I will buy around launch or not, that is still to be decided..........

Is it still gonna be cross platform?
I heard that in a IGN interview (or something like that), they made it clear that it will be :)
 
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TS-56336

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I knew that Bungie had huge ambitions with this game, but I had no idea just how big they are willing to go. This could very well be the biggest new franchise to be started as a video game since Halo. I'm incredibly excited!
 
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kebab2000

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PC support is the most important question ? The Halo / Gears franchise did themselves a huge disservice by NOT supporting the PC platform.
 

m4a4

TS Evangelist
PC support is the most important question ? The Halo / Gears franchise did themselves a huge disservice by NOT supporting the PC platform.
They have Activision above them this time, not MS. They will be supporting pretty much everything with the power to run it from what I understand...
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
Think about it, this will be nothing but a huge fail, and even if you like it, the game won't make it passed the first month of online play. It will end up like Brink, a fun game that never got the attention it deserved because they butchered it. The reason Bungie has never released anything decent besides Halo is because they blow.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
I don't really know if PC will really ever be the main platform from now on... the xbox 720 will have DX11.1 support so if it gets a game, then it will be ported to PC. Or vise versa (Which will probably not happen considering the PC community vs Console).
 

amstech

IT Overlord
I don't really know if PC will really ever be the main platform from now on... the xbox 720 will have DX11.1 support so if it gets a game, then it will be ported to PC. Or vise versa (Which will probably not happen considering the PC community vs Console).
Statements like this, no offense, show how little people know about what truly makes a game look great.
It's not one isolated technology, or the game engine, the polygon count of the models, DirectX version, MSAA/TXAA, AF and AA, dynamic range, advanced shadow engines, etc etc etc.
There are many many factors that go into a game engine that depict how real a game world looks and feels. These new consoles will still only use a small number of the available technologies you can get on PC.
PhsyX is no longer a joke and looks amazing in Borderlands 2, the game is by far a better experience with it.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
Statements like this, no offense, show how little people know about what truly makes a game look great.
It's not one isolated technology, or the game engine, the polygon count of the models, DirectX version, MSAA/TXAA, AF and AA, dynamic range, advanced shadow engines, etc etc etc.
There are many many factors that go into a game engine that depict how real a game world looks and feels. These new consoles will still only use a small number of the available technologies you can get on PC.
PhsyX is no longer a joke and looks amazing in Borderlands 2, the game is by far a better experience with it.
True, but I am stating in general.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
Maybe if you actually saw its major, major differences from planetside, you wouldnt be saying ignorant things like that.
Not to mention its not a F2P game with microtransactions, and that already gives it a heads up...
We just have to see the final outcome
 

ReederOnTheRun

TS Booster
I never jumped on the Halo bandwagon, but this sounds pretty sick. They will probably have to support the PC though for me to get it. I'm not buying another console when my computer can run the game better anyways.
 

DanUK

TS Booster
Saw this the other day and yeah, gotta say it looks so much like Halo. Sure, as it's bungie you would expect to see similarities, but I found it was a bit too much. In terms of the gameplay it sounds cool (making it more sociable, seamless multiplayer etc), don't have an issue with that. But if you look at the brief bit of gameplay footage, if I didn't look twice I would have assumed it was Halo (and I've played all the games). Even the weapons and armor look really similar.
 

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
Saw this the other day and yeah, gotta say it looks so much like Halo. Sure, as it's bungie you would expect to see similarities, but I found it was a bit too much. In terms of the gameplay it sounds cool (making it more sociable, seamless multiplayer etc), don't have an issue with that. But if you look at the brief bit of gameplay footage, if I didn't look twice I would have assumed it was Halo (and I've played all the games). Even the weapons and armor look really similar.
The brief bit of gameplay showing a character walking up a hill?
 

DanUK

TS Booster
Saw this the other day and yeah, gotta say it looks so much like Halo. Sure, as it's bungie you would expect to see similarities, but I found it was a bit too much. In terms of the gameplay it sounds cool (making it more sociable, seamless multiplayer etc), don't have an issue with that. But if you look at the brief bit of gameplay footage, if I didn't look twice I would have assumed it was Halo (and I've played all the games). Even the weapons and armor look really similar.
The brief bit of gameplay showing a character walking up a hill?
Yeah the bits at 3:20