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Initial post: 17 Feb 2013 15:49:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2013 16:06:56 GMT
TMan says:
Bungie's new game has official reveal set for today (17th Feb) at 10am PST. I will update the post with links.

Bungie
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- Official website: http://www.destinythegame.com
- Destiny Hub: http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Destiny
- Forum: http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Forum/Topics?tg=%2523Destiny
- Vidoc #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o

Selected Media Coverage:
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- Penny Arcade: http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/destiny-bungies-follow-up-to-halo-is-always-online-social-and-it-could-be-t
- Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/17/3993058/destiny-bungie-first-look-preview
- Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/17/destiny-in-the-stars-exploring-bungies-10-year-plan/

ARG
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There was a very interesting ARG concluded today, rewards of which can be seen at link below.
- ARG: http://alphalupi.bungie.net/
- Explaination: http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/
- Rewards: http://alphalupi.bungie.net/ArraySuccessResult.html

Just for Fun
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- Community Theater #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJiSPaVVgrE
- Community Theater #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmQl_WP7t-s

Leaks
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Ask Nessy! :)

Personal Major Gripes
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- No words on PC release. :'(

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 15:51:28 GMT
Nessy says:
GET HYPE ;).

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 15:56:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2013 16:00:32 GMT
TMan says:
Hah, my feelings exactly. Considering one of the most ambitious (and expensive) new IP and atleast 5m sales target to fund future projects, you can't blame them for this ARG stunt. ;)

Also, how have you been Ness? I see an entire thread here in your honour. Climbing up in life. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 15:57:37 GMT
Nessy says:
Nice music at your link.

6pm our time for the reveal at the same link aye ?.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 15:58:21 GMT
I just really hope it doesn't having aiming down the sights ;).

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:01:48 GMT
TMan says:
Can't beat Marty in music. 6pm it is for us.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 16:03:04 GMT
Nessy says:
I'm good thanks.

Aye... Dela is obsessed with me ;).

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:06:54 GMT
Nessy says:
Details from the early IGN leak -

- PS3 / 360 / "Future generation Technology".

- FPS.

- Always connected "mmoish" - no subscription fee.

- At least 3 classes: Hunter (Sniper), Warlock (Magic - maybe pets as well), Titan (looks like an assault class).

- City on Earth as a social hub.

- Mars and Earth Moon as visitable Locations.

- "Space Zombies".

Leaked concept art -

http://i.imgur.com/hyTyQpf.png

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112824.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112822.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112820.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112814.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112813.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112810.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112809.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112808.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112807.jpg

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112806.jpg

Classes -

http://es.ign.com/pictures/games/72314/112815.jpg

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:14:20 GMT
Nick says:
Official game description:
"Everything changes with the arrival of the traveler. It's sparked a golden age when our civilization spanned our solar system
But it didn't last. Something his us knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes

You are a guardian of the last safe city on earth able to wield incredible power. Defend the city. Defeat our enemies. Rexlaimall that we have lost.

Key features. The next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story see within a newly-imagined always connected universe filled with action and adventure

Create your character, forge your legend by defeating powerful foes, and earn unique and customizable weapons, gear ams vehicle's

Unprecedented variof FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story coop and multi Co open. Idea combined with public And social activities"

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:18:23 GMT
Nick says:
Just had a thought: Respawn are making a Sci Fi game for EA, could this be the big battle of the publishers next gen?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 16:30:28 GMT
Nessy says:
Will more than likely still be CoD and BF tbh but yeah EA vs Activision.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 16:32:51 GMT
Nick says:
I seriously think Cod will become less popular next gen, and Destiny, BF and Respawn's project will be the big hitters.
I'd lol if Respawn were making a similar game.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 16:37:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2013 16:37:41 GMT
Nessy says:
It already is becoming less popular, people will eventually tire of it but if they build a new flashy engine and give the formula a shake up then it will still sell really well, right into the new consoles life.

Destiny sounds like something totally different from the generic, linear, military based FPS's of recent years though. From the leaked info and art it reminds me of a cross between WoW, Halo and Mass Effect. It's also really cool how they have used our own Solar System as the setting for the game. Going to the moon, Mars and Saturn will be epic, esp for a space nerd like me :D.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 16:50:28 GMT
Nick says:
Destiny sounds like Planetside to an extent.
I would be so happy if that was announced as the first F2P game for PS4 on Wednesday.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:54:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2013 16:56:13 GMT
TMan says:
I saw that leak earlier, but didn't want to ruin it for everyone. Oh well. There will be a lot more than concept art on bungie.net though. Vidoc is confirmed, in-game assets are more desirable of course. Also from leaked details, customisation options sounds a lot like Borderlands. I added couple of fun videos to title post. Enjoy!

http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Forum/Post?id=59834865&path=1

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 16:56:50 GMT
Nessy says:
There better be a video with in game stuff at 6pm !.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 17:03:52 GMT
Jay Kahy says:
Really looking forward to Density...

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 17:50:07 GMT
Nick says:
Geoff Keighley just said on Twitter that we'll see in game footage.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 17:55:29 GMT
Nick says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 18:01:33 GMT
Nick says:
OK:
Looks a little bit like Halo in terms of look.
Sights can be seen, so ADS can be assumed.
Huge areas.
LOOKS AWESOME.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 18:02:53 GMT
Nick says:
You need to be connected to the internet to play. One character which you level up across SP/MP/coop.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 18:03:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2013 18:03:24 GMT
Nessy says:
How did you get that video 5 mins before 6pm lol ?.

Loading it in HD just now on my slow internet :p.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 18:04:06 GMT
"Sights can be seen, so ADS can be assumed."

I'm out ;).

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 18:09:17 GMT
Nick says:
Bungie tweeted it early lol.
@Adam, it was a sniper...
FAQ:
"BASICS
Who's the developer?

Bungie (the original creators of Halo, plus Marathon, Myth, etc.).
Who's the publisher?

Activision.
What genre is it?

First-person "shared world shooter."
What?

A massively multiplayer online shooter, basically.
Does it require an Internet connection then?

Yes.
Is there a subscription fee?

No.
What platforms is it coming out for?

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, "future generation technology" (read: Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4).
No PC version?

Nope. Bungie consistently referred to Destiny as a "console shooter."
On Xbox, do I have to have Xbox Live Gold?

Bungie wouldn't say one way or the other, but we expect Destiny will require a Gold subscription.
Can PS3 and Xbox players all play together on the same servers?

No.
Can PS3 and PS4 players play together? And Xbox 360 and Xbox 720 players?

We don't know yet. We asked, but Bungie sidestepped the question.
When is it coming out?

Unknown. We previously assumed fall 2013 as an Xbox 360, PS3, and next-gen launch title. But Activision recently announced that it does not expect anything from Bungie in its 2013 fiscal guidance to investors.
GAMEPLAY
What the heck does "shared world shooter" mean?

Basically, it's an MMO, but you can play the entire game solo or in small co-op groups.
Give me an example.

You and a buddy could be fighting some bad guys on a planet, and another player could seamlessly appear, help you out, and then you could group up or all go your separate ways.
What does it remind you of?

A bit of Planetside 2, a dash of Borderlands 2, and of course some Halo.
Are you sure?

Nope. Bungie didn't show any real concrete gameplay. We're hypothesizing based off of everything they told us.
When and where is it set?

Post-apocalyptic earth.
Oh boy. That's original...

It's not nuclear fallout or anything this time. Here' humanity was pushed to the brink after a collapse and rescued by a mysterious force called the Traveler, a giant globe/moon thing that hovers over earth's last great city and protects humans. Now we've rebounded enough to start exploring the galaxy again, but bad dudes are out there looking to keep us on the endangered species list.
Does this Traveler do anything else?

Humans can "use some of the Traveler's power," i.e. magical abilities!
Who do I play as?

A generic hero called a Guardian.
Are there character classes?

At least three: Titan (big guns), Hunter (sniper rifles/stealth), and Warlock (magic).
Will there be character customization?

Yes, loads of it. Gear, weapons, you name it.

Who are these enemies?

We know of the four-armed insect-like dudes called the Fallen, the "space zombies," the time-traveling robots known as the Vex, and the rhino-like Cabal.
Are there vehicles?

Yep, plenty. The two we saw art of were the Pike (seems similar to Halo's Ghost) and the Spider Tank).
Where are some of the places I can go?

Every planet in our solar system: Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, etc.
Name me some locations in the game.

The Cosmodone Breach, the ruins on the edge of the European Dead Zone, the swamps of Old Chicago, the Tower, the Reef, giant obsidian pyramid ships, the Hellmouth on the Moon.
Can I get a spaceship?

You betcha!
Do I get to actually fly it to other planets, or will interstellar travel happen via cutscenes and loading screens?

We're not sure yet, but Bungie hinted at actual space gameplay.
How about competitive multiplayer?

That's definitely in there too, though you'll have to volunteer to do it, i.e. you won't suddenly get shot in the back of the head by some griefer on Xbox Live.
TECHNOLOGY
What engine powers Destiny?

New tech from Bungie.
Does it look cool?

In the extremely brief glimpses we saw, yes.
Will it look nice on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 too, or only on the next-gen systems?

We don't know yet.
Is there an iOS companion app?

Funny you should ask! Yes, yes there is. Apparently you can receive basic notices but also, we're told, affect your friends' games.
Did Paul McCartney work on the soundtrack for this game?

Boy, are you psychic or something? Yes! But the bulk of the work was done by renowned Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell and his longtime musical writing partner Mike Salvatore.
Is the music awesome?

Holy crap yes! O'Donnell is arguably the finest composer working in video games today, and we got to hear several samples from what he's completed so far. It's orchestral, it's emotional, and it's fantastic.
MISC.
Are there any screenshots of this game?

Nope.
Really, none?

All we have are 13 pieces of concept art.
Can I check those out?

Sure. We break 'em all down for you right here:

Anything else cool?

Yeah, check out Bungie's first Destiny ViDoc (i.e. video documentary):"

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 18:10:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2013 18:12:54 GMT
Nick says:
Paul is doing the soundtrack.
OMGOMGOMG.
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