There’s been a lot of talk recently about first-person shooters becoming cookie cutter. Perhaps that’s why there is so much hype surrounding Bungie’s upcoming shooter, Destiny. Set 700 years into the future in a post-apocalyptic setting, Bungie avoided calling its title an MMO or massively multiplayer online game, as it lacks many of the features of a traditional MMO. Instead, Destiny has been referred to as a shared world shooter. Bungie emphasized that the universe will be alive, and events that take place in-game may not be controlled or even planned by the developer. OK, you have our attention.
If you’re looking for a reason to drop some money on a pre-order, consider that Destiny is being developed by the same people that created Halo, one of the pioneer games of the first-person shooter genre. Oh, and don’t forget that they teamed up with Activision, the publisher behind perhaps the most successful FPS franchise in history, Call of Duty. Just in case that wasn’t a strong enough resume, one of the composers for Destiny is Paul McCartney. Let’s recap real quick. A first-person shooter made by the studio that brought you Halo, published by the same folks as Call of Duty with music by a guy who was in the Beatles. Sold!
Although the release date for Destiny is only set for September 9, 2014, you can rest easy knowing that it’s coming to a platform near you. Whether you stepped into the next generation or not, Destiny will be available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Enough talk from us, have a look at the official PlayStation 4 Announcement Trailer.
Let us know in the comments, will you be picking up Destiny in 2014?