Use Google Street View in Destiny

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I am a huge fan of Google maps – I love seeing my exact route, and then zooming in on intersections where I’ll need to turn so I know what the area will look like with landmarks and the rest. Now you can have a similar experience with Destiny, only including the game’s soundtrack and voice over work.

Destiny Planet View is powered by Google technologies and offers a Google Street View-esque experience in Bungie’s game. It’s not as open as real Google Street View; it’s basically an on the rails experience. However, you get treated to more of the incredible Destiny soundtrack, as well as learn more about the lore and background for each planet. It’s really quite a lot of info and Dinklage voice, and is something of a rabbit hole to get lost down for a few hours. You can even track how much more there is to explore to make sure that you see all the things possible on each planet, like a quest. Just check out this trailer to see it in action:

While this Street view doesn’t recreate the gameplay experience, it’s certainly getting me excited for the game again. Checking the countdown clock on the official Destiny page, it’s officially less than a week until the game launches.

I was sorta forgetting how much fun I had in the Beta recently. I knew I enjoyed the game, but I was humming and hawing to myself about how much I’d actually play the game. However, hearing that music again and seeing those gorgeous environments made me sad that I wasn’t holding a controller in my hand to go run around and explore and kill all the things. In case you’ve also forgotten just how fun the game is to play, here’s that launch trailer that came early to remind you:

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Have you pre-ordered? Are you counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until you can become a guardian again?

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Kensei Seraph

    I’m just waiting for the PC release… if they ever do a PC release.

    • Hammersteyn

      Why would they? That’s just silly

    • Spaffy

      They better…or I’ll….. or… or
      Ag fukit

    • Zander Boshoff

      Same here

  • Nikola

    I’ve been counting down since the BETA finished and finally almost there 6 more days:))

  • So much win!

  • Hammersteyn

    But the maps aren’t that big they said? I could see it work perfectly in Borderlands. Guess I will have to wait and see.

    • Jonah Cash

      I checked it out last night… It is somewhat cool but just makes me want the game more… And at this stage it is just starting to affect my health!!! Apparently it unlocks something in game if you do all the tours and click on all the camera icons…

  • Jac7

    First game I ever pre-ordered. I was going to purchase the PS4 (after whoring myself out for some extra cash). I’ve never been big on multiplayer. Co-op, yes, but not multiplayer. So, I decided to fall back on all the PS3 games I’ve accumulated over the years and decided to give all the co-op and multiplayer options a go. Mass Effect 3? Awesome and way better than I ever thought. Red Dead Redemption? Broke my remote, that’s how much fun I was having. The last of us? So tense I snapped my spine. What I realised? The PS3 has so much life still left in it, I just can’t bring myself to spend that amount of moola just yet. I will, believe me, but I still love my PS3 and the games are slightly more affordable.

    • Skoobaz

      So uuh, What you do with that extra cash then, more PS3 games?

      • Jac7

        I didn’t consider that the pimp takes a 50% cut. In this case it’s me girlfriend, and I know better than to argue with a German with a strong pimp hand.

  • CypherGate

    Destiny seriously looks amazing. Pity i cant afford a console right now. You know… responsibilities and all.

  • Rock789


    5 days, 10hours and 2 minutes, to be precise… But who’s counting? 😉

  • mr comments

    I pre-ordered – can’t wait….still nervous though, since I didn’t get to try the Beta nor have I liked Halo in the past 😛

    • Jonah Cash

      Have never played a Halo game, tried it once took it back the same week… Got told it was part of a bundle…. Gave it to my brothers son…. He has also never played it….
      But Destiny is the coolest game I have played in ages, the gameplay is solid and the story line looks decent. The visuals is really good!! I don’t think you will be too angry at yourself come Wednesday… Well maybe a bit because you will lose a hell of a lot of sleep!!

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