Sony gathered up a few developers from Bungie to talk a little bit about what players can expect when they play Destiny later this year. The trailer covers random encounters, a marketplace of customization, the nature of joining up with others and the familiarity of the world.
One interesting section caught my attention, too. When you’re in the world and you see other players engaging in an event, you can dive in by firing a shot into the space if you’d like to join up. Or, if you’re in a “story chapter,” you can ignore the firefight completely and not get sucked into a moment you’d rather pass over.
That player autonomy will be key for this game, I think.
Amidst all the hype surrounding Destiny, there’s this swelling idea that Bungie’s making a more multiplayer version of Halo. That’s the concern in the gaming community, at least. All of the gameplay and screenshots make Destiny look like a slightly different flavor of Halo.
To be honest, I’m not really sure where I fall on that spectrum of concern. On one hand, I do see a bit of how Destiny smells like Halo; but, I also see what makes the two different. Is that a problem for me? I’m not sure yet.
What do you think of Destiny? It will launch for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Sept. 9. We’ll have more on the game as it comes. Expect a preview from our time with it at E3 during the conference in a few weeks, too.