When a video game developer has success in making a particular game series into an instant classic, it’s nice to see them work on something new.
This is definitely the case with Bungie, the developer known for the very popular Halo franchise.
The new project they’re working on is a first-person shooter with role-playing game elements and the game is called Destiny.
The question to ask is what can we expect from Destiny?
The premise for Destiny is that the game will take place seven hundred years into the future in a post-apocalyptic setting. This follows a prosperous period of exploration, peace and technological advancement known as the Golden Age.
The universe is one where humans have spread out and colonized planets in the Solar System. There was an event known as “the Collapse” that saw the mysterious dissolution of these colonies.
This ended the Golden Age, and put mankind teetering on the brink of extinction.
The only known survivors of the Collapse are those living on Earth, who were saved by “the Traveler”. The Traveler is a celestial body whose appearance centuries before allowed humans to reach the stars.
The presence of it allows the “Guardians of the City”—the last defenders of the human race—the ability to wield an unknown power.
Destiny will center around the journey of the Guardians, the last defenders of humanity, set to protect Earth’s last city.
The Guardians in the game are divided into three separate races: Humans, Awoken and Exo.
Humans are described as being relatable, tough and uncomplicated. Awoken are described as exotic, beautiful and mysterious. The Exo race is described as being sinister, powerful and tireless.
In the game players will have the chance to choose a “class” alongside their race.
There are three classes available to players in Destiny: Hunters, Warlocks and Titans. Hunters are a reconnaissance-based class meant to be thought of as bounty hunters.
The Warlock class combine weapons with special powers from “the Traveler”, and are meant to be a form of “space wizard”. While Titans are a class that prefers to use heavy weapons and melee attacks.
There will be a multi-player component in the game and this should allow for plenty of fun with friends. This game reminds me of a more futuristic version of Borderlands 2.
Destiny will be released on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9, 2014. There will be a beta for the game in summer 2014 that appears first on PS3 and PS4.
You can sound off in the comments section below on what you think about Destiny and what class you will play as.