Despite the hype and the slowly turning gears of Activision’s marketing machine, we’ve actually seen very little of Bungie’s new open-world, multiplayer-focused space shooter. That probably changes very much later on, as we expect the game to play quite a prominent part of Sony’s press conference. If you’re keen to have a look though, here’s a sneak peek of what we expect to see.
It comes via the game’s official Instagram account, a thing I didn’t know existed until five minutes ago. There’s a strange air of mystery surrounding the game, most of that perpetuated by the fact that Bungie refuses to be clear on exactly what Destiny is. Is it an MMO for consoles? Is it just Borderlands in space with more players?
Even when discussing the game, and trying to tell you everything you need to know, bungie’s essentially told us nothing. We’re keen to see what Destiny’s really about. Publisher Activision seems to be rather confident about the game and its future potential, investing as much as half a billion US dollars in to the game’s production and marketing.
One thing we do know, is that it’ll be a class-based shooter, and that there are three classes you’ll be able to use. Here they are:
The first Titans built the Wall, and bravely gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same place, steadfast and sure. Our enemies are deadly and merciless, but so are you. You hail from a line of legendary heroes and your strength and skill will be needed to shatter their ranks.
Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown. Now, our enemies stand between you and your greatest discovery – the secrets of the Golden Age.
Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. Making your own luck has always meant bending the rules. But you are no outlaw, at least, not anymore, and your unique brand of daring and ingenuity will be needed now more than ever.
Last Updated: June 9, 2014