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If there’s one thing that I’m digging about Destiny, it’s the style of that game. It’s got that space-knight hook and grand scope that looks simply gorgeous. And it’s all yours to customise when the game launches in 2014.

Speaking to the PS Blog, Bungie’s David Dague said that game characters were designed to be more like the knights of old than the soldiers of today as they took on quests to find the secrets of the lost Golden Age of humanity.

“It’s definitely a story about redemption, about digging into our past to understand what happened and to secure our future,” Dague said. Bungie is still touting the game as decision-heavy, something that is reflected in the class you choose to play as in the game. You’ve got Titans who are the heavy-hitters of the game, the Hunters who use stealth to their advantage and the Warlocks who wield the “power of the Travellers”.

“These all provide different options for how you’ll look, how you’ll fight and what your combat style is,” Dague said.

The Armour they will have will tell us which missions they’ve completed, which destination they like to visit most often, and so on. I think the strongest teams will be the ones where each player chooses a distinct role, uses different powers and different abilities. They all have different ways of backing each other up.

Dague said that Destiny also features more weapons than any other game from the Bungie catalogue, and that all these weapons are up for grabs, provided that you can find them.

They will have to go out and defeat enemies to complete their missions, to acquire those weapons and include them in their inventory. You can have three weapons equipped at any time in Destiny. The more you use those weapons, the more they become dangerous over time.

Weapons are upgradeable and can have a touch of customisation in the game, something which will lead to them having different appearances. Because you just know that if you join me in a game, I’ll be spending hours looking at the pixels on your handgun. “It’s all about choices. The first step you take in the game is the most important one,” Dague said.

Given the different ways of playing Destiny, and given the fact that the game is completely dynamic and will be different every time you experience it with other people, the amount of time that we’ll be relevant to the gamers who decide to play it is something that we think will be a very long life-cycle. The idea is to create a world that you can visit over and over again.

We’re giving players the complete control of their experience with Destiny. They make decisions as to what they are participating in, they choose their path. But everything that they will do will have them in this living social world where they will cross paths with other heroes.

Dague also mentioned that the new development tools that Bungie had built for Destiny, allowed them to optimise the game for any platform that it was released on. “It’s going to be great for any of the consoles that we deliver it to,” Dague said.

Destiny is out next year on Playstation3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. And if you join me in that game, I’ll remind you that my guns are down here.

Last Updated: September 5, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

18 Comments

  1. this all looks very cool but, what will the ping be?

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    • Melasco

      September 5, 2013 at 08:47

      I play BF3 on EU servers almost every day, and never had a problem. I don’t think it will be an issue if you are on ADSL.

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      • Tarisma

        September 5, 2013 at 08:50

        well that’s quite positive. I just remember my experiences with tribes, a ping of 300 just doesn’t do for FPS.

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        • Melasco

          September 5, 2013 at 08:55

          I agree… A few years ago playing FPS games on overseas servers were impossible. Good old CS 1.6 days…. I’m no expert, so I don’t know if they changed the way the networking works, but I promise you, even with a 300ping, if I shoot a long range head shot, it hits, even if the target moves. It works, and thats why I can’t wait for Destiny and I’m even looking forward to Planetside 2!

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      • Stanley Watson

        September 5, 2013 at 11:04

        What ping are you getting and what ISP and service are you using, if you don’t mind me asking?

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        • Melasco

          September 5, 2013 at 11:42

          I’m on a 2Mb ADSL line, with Afrihost capped. My EU ping is around 300ms max, if I remeber correctly, haven’t checked in a while, but I have no issues with online games if I play on EU servers.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 5, 2013 at 08:08

    Sims FPS 😉

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  3. Rock789

    September 5, 2013 at 08:13

    I must have it! Seriously, this is the first online only title, ever, that has made me want it! Bungie know their stuff, so I think this is going to be a seriously cool game.

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    • Spathi

      September 5, 2013 at 08:26

      Agreed. So far the game I’m looking forward to the most. This and The Division.

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      • Tarisma

        September 5, 2013 at 08:30

        Yes this game looks super amazing and I am trying very hard to not get on the hype train but, will it be playable in SA. Be careful nothing worse then ending up disappointed.

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  4. Sageville

    September 5, 2013 at 08:47

    Is the holy-trinity required for this game?

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  5. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 5, 2013 at 09:04

    damn I am very excited for this game! If they can make it like Borderlands, but bigger and more ‘serious’ it will be game of 2014!

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    • ToshZA

      September 5, 2013 at 12:16

      I agree with this completely. Borderlands is great fun, and if they can get that feel and spirit, but turn it into a much bigger, persistent online world, and create something unique in the process, it’ll get my vote.

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  6. ElimiNathan

    September 5, 2013 at 09:51

    Super amped for this game!!!!

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    • JHN

      September 5, 2013 at 16:46

      master race …… fail

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      • ElimiNathan

        September 5, 2013 at 18:04

        I love all gaming systems dude 🙂

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  7. Gideon Venter

    September 5, 2013 at 10:26

    Why is this not on PC?

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  8. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 5, 2013 at 12:30

    WANT

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