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E3 2014 – Destiny will always be about fun

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You’ve read our impressions on the alpha. You’ve taken a gander at what we have to say about the multiplayer of Destiny. Now it’s time to talk. Not with me though, because my topics are limited. Instead, we got a chance to chat with Destiny’s Tom Sanocki about the game, micro-transactions, spaceships and having a genuine blast.

The game may only be out in September, but a lot of gamers have had the chance to take Destiny out for a test-run already. And so will more fans, when the Beta kicks off in July, something which excites Sanocki. “I think what’s new for Destiny this year, is that people get to play it themselves” Sanocki said

That’s the super exciting thing for us. We get to show it to our fans, fans get to play it for the first time. So that’s the thing that we really want to bring to them, and we will do it by opening up the Alpha to our fans. We also have a beta coming out on July 17 and that’s going to be on all four of our shipping platforms, to open up to even more fans.

And we love our fans and we love our community and we want to hear what they have to say. It’s really exciting that after all this time, to give it to our fans to play so that they can start experiencing it for themselves.

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One thing that people have been wanting to know, is just what kind of game is Destiny exactly? According to Sanocki, it’s a malleable game but it does have the DNA of previous Bungie titles inside of it. “So Destiny is the game that Bungie has always wanted to make. It is their most ambitious game ever. It takes elements that we’ve wanted for a long time” Sanocki said.

It is first and foremost an action-shooter, so it has the Bungie DNA deep inside of it. It’s a fun, great experience and the gameplay feels fun. That is the core part of the Bungie DNA. But it’s also a very social game as well, it’s a game where just like in real life, you’ll run across people that you don’t know. And you can talk with them, you an engage with them, you can wave them or you can choose not to.

Even if you’re playing the game by yourself, even if you’re taking just a few minutes to explore Earth, you have the opportunity to see and engage with other people. It’s also a game where you can customise your character. You are a Guardian, you are choosing what kind of Guardian you want to be. From what class you choose (Titan, Hunter, Warlock) to how you customise your face and your hair to the type of gear that you wear. You can customise your character to the game style, to the gameplay that you want to have.

And that is really exciting to us.

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Not long to go now. The game is out on a bunch of platforms soon. And if you’re keen but wary, then just remember that your pre-order nets you some Beta access for Destiny.

Last Updated: June 20, 2014

27 Comments

  1. I WANT MORE DESTINY THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 20, 2014 at 13:06

    • cookiemonster

      June 20, 2014 at 13:13

      seems so

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    • Sk3tz0

      June 20, 2014 at 13:54

      But its valid Hype 😛

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 20, 2014 at 13:57

        is it* or it’s*
        Not sure which one you were going for.

        Grammar, drastically changing the meaning of sentences based on a single word.

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        • Sk3tz0

          June 20, 2014 at 14:08

          I no but i not cares

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 20, 2014 at 14:09

        It sure is 🙂

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      • HisDivineOrder

        June 20, 2014 at 14:39

        Can’t be. There’s no PC version.

        The hype is unwarranted. Once they announce the PC version next year and it comes out, looking far and away better than any of the console versions, THEN perhaps the hype will be warranted.

        Maybe.

        Depends, really. The current alpha looks pretty barebones, but then Alphas usually do.

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  3. Nikola

    June 20, 2014 at 13:15

    I just found out only digital pre-orders will get you BETA I hope the download of the full game won’t be too big:(

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    • Dark

      June 20, 2014 at 13:22

      Nikola if you pre-order from BT games in SA you will get access to Beta.

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      • Nikola

        June 20, 2014 at 13:26

        oh ok that’s awesome not keen to download like 50GB

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        • Rince&exhale

          June 20, 2014 at 13:42

          I think Geoff said it was like 9 gigs

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          • Dark

            June 20, 2014 at 13:43

            Yeap around that you will still need to download content Nikola.

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 20, 2014 at 13:45

            For the alpha.
            It’ll probably be bigger for the final version.
            I’d guess at around 20 ~ 25 gigs.

          • Nikola

            June 20, 2014 at 13:52

            Yeah alpha was 6.7GB on PS4 which was decent didn’t take me too long…If it’s 20 to 25GB I guess it’s doable due to now you can pre load the game on PS4 before it comes out so will see…

  4. Kensei Seraph

    June 20, 2014 at 13:28

    I’m tempted to get this for PS3.
    Anyone know if I do get it for PS3 would I get a discount for the PS4/Xbone version and if my account would carry over.

    Also does allow cross-platform play?

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    • Rince&exhale

      June 20, 2014 at 13:41

      Nope. Don’t see PS3/4 allowing that with MS. Especially as it’s a timed exclusive to the SONY.

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 20, 2014 at 13:30

    So it’s a girly game? :/

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 13:37

      You’ll love it then, Gir.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 20, 2014 at 13:39

        Okay… you got me with that one lol

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  6. Rince&exhale

    June 20, 2014 at 13:39

    September is a sigh away…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 20, 2014 at 13:42

      le sigh?

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 20, 2014 at 14:03

        Thank you!

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  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 20, 2014 at 13:46

    I call bull. Whenever the word destiny is ever mentioned in a game or movie the person that destiny refers to rarely ever has a fun time….

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 13:47

      Haha.
      Reminds me of an ancient Chinese curse: May you live an interesting life.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 20, 2014 at 14:09

        Exactly my point! 🙂

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 20, 2014 at 14:09

        haha

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