As if anybody doesn’t believe that Destiny isn’t going to be a hit anymore. The beta test alone from earlier this summer scored an abnormal level of attention with over 4 million players getting involved, and it has only made those who haven’t had a go yet want to play it even more.
Seriously, the beta test had 4 million players. How many copies will the actual full game sell?
The wait is almost over, and we are about to find out the damage this game will cause to our social lives and working economy. Bungie has confirmed on its official blog that the game has “gone gold,” and physical discs are currently on the way to your local retailers.
Now, we’re very close to launch – the final weeks. This next milestone carries a heavier weight of finality. Destiny is Gold. Discs are being pressed and packed into crates. Destiny is done, in some respects. Even now, so close to the end, it still feels like we’re just getting started.
Bungie claims that while the game officially launches on September 9th, its job is only just beginning as will now have to focus on updates and adjusting to the feedback from the community. Only PAX remains between it and the street release, so be sure to tune in for any final announcements before the servers go live and Destiny claims all of our souls.
I guess there was Titanfall to a certain degree and maybe inFamous: Second Son, but in reality, this feels like the first genuine massive hit of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era. Massive worlds, intense multiplayer action, RPG elements, social interactions, treasure hunts for useless artifacts, all of the latest trends piled into a single ambitious game that is all geared up to set a new standard.
Is there anything on the horizon or anything over the last year that even comes close to the attention that Destiny has demanded? It launches on September 9th for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.