No Major Changes Coming To ‘Destiny’ Before Launch

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“The biggest beta for this generation of consoles”, “the biggest beta ever for a new IP” and “played by 4,638,937 players” are all quotes attributed to the success of the Destiny beta. With certified star power from developer Bungie and a lofty concept in its always connected sci-fi world, it’s no wonder that the game has been doing so well.

In fact, there’s been so much awe, wonder and general good feelings surrounding the first person shooter that Activision said that it could be the best-selling IP of all time. They’ve been proved right thus far too with Destiny’s pre-order packages being snapped up so fast that some retailers have sold out completely.

Things are mostly going well for the game then, but beta participants who were concerned the environments in the Destiny beta should know that there will be no “major changes” to the game. The information that Destiny will stand its ground comes from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg who described the beta as a success “both creatively and technologically” and therefore the team believes there is no reason to throw out any features or hastily tack on some new ones before next month’s launch date.

He also explained what minor changes we can expect instead:

“But I would describe this as tweaks and not major changes, as we saw the fundamentals of the game to be very strong. And the good news is because we got 4.6 million players into the beta we were able to test the back-end in scale and it performed really well and stably. We think we’re ready for a great launch with a great partner in Bungie.”

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“Minor tweaks” isn’t what everyone’s going to want to hear but in the long term this could arguably be more important than shiny, new add-ons. Destiny would be as useful as a chocolate teapot if its foundations weren’t rock solid because millions of people are going to be stress-testing the game and its servers come September 9th.

In fact, there’s no guarantee that Destiny won’t suffer from a little bit of lag and a few bugs here and there when we finally get to play it. Just ask The Elder Scrolls Online.

Tweaks now will make for better play later though, which is why Hirshberg is able to say phrases like “ready for a great launch” with all of the confidence of a man looking forward to the launch of an already record-breaking new IP. So yes, some people will be wary of features and levels the Destiny beta didn’t show the,  but come next month, if Hirshberg is right, we can expect those doubts to be silenced.

Destiny releases September 9, 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: DualShockers

TAGS: Activision, Bungie, Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  1. wow, I could not care less about destiny.

    • Actually, you could…

      If you truly could not care less, then you would have not read the article here, or taken the time to write your opinion.

      I for one, am VERY excited for this game.

      • See you in five years after this series has been whored out Kotick-style into a yearly cash-in series.

        • See you at the next article about Destiny, a game which you hate so much yet unable to stop reading article after article about it.

          • I get all Gamerant updates on Facebook. I comment about them sometimes. So yeah maybe you will. If you have a counter to my claim, go ahead and crap it out here. Also don’t hate the game. I hate Activision.

          • @ FiachSidhe

            I’m going to copy and paste what Mike said, instead of “crapping it out here”.

            “Destiny won’t be yearly, The contract Bungie has with activision is for 3 games on the Next 10 years + DLC (Do the math)”

            So if you have a counter to any of this, keep commenting on an article about a game that a company you hate so much is making.

          • Already refuted that I don’t hate Destiny. But lean on that crutch all you can. Hopefully more people will come along with valid arguments you can use to continue this conversation in the manner in which you are accustomed.

            Well since you’re entire response is simply copy pasting someone else’s words (Brilliant method of debate I might add). With only your repeated weak ass strawman for dessert. I’ll just respond to them. Read it below.

          • @FlachSidhe

            Let me repeat myself… Since you think that my last comment was about you hating the game over the company.

            “So if you have a counter to any of this, keep commenting on an article about a game that a COMPANY (in this case, Activision) YOU HATE SO MUCH is making.”

            Noticed how I didn’t lean on that crutch and I acknowledged that? Read correctly first, then comment.

          • Also, speaking of brilliant methods of debates, when I copied and pasted:

            “So if you have a counter to any of this, keep commenting on an article about a game that a COMPANY (in this case, Activision) YOU HATE SO MUCH is making.”

            I did this to point out how much you can’t read. Since you hate the company and all, not the game. Just pointing out your below average reading level.

            Have a nice day.

          • Ok fine, you just leaned on a different strawman. Your argument still sucks. What is your point exactly? Aside from some weak attempt at quilting me into no longer posting? So I misread one thing, my point still stands, your argument still sucks. It isn’t even an argument, it’s just some flaccid attempt to attack my character.

            But by all means keep flying off the handle because someone dared criticize a crappy, notoriously greedy company that you keep crawling back to.

          • When I see a story about Justin Beiber, I pass it up. I do not enjoy going to rodeos, so I do not go. I do not like to read about Goat Simulator, so I do not read about Goat Simulator. I do not enjoy feeding badgers straight out of my mouth because they might bite my face, so I do not hold meat between my teeth so badgers can eat it.

            How hard is it to understand this very simple concept? Your argument (pause for dramatic effect)… sucks.

          • Oh I understand what you’re saying. I’ve merely chosen to not do what you want. I have interest in the game. This is the last time I’m telling you Big Baby.

          • And you have the audacity to call ME a troll? You who says stupid things and uses a sock puppet account to agree with yourself? Please.

          • Actually I take it back. you pick fights with yourself Exodude. Damn you have issues. At least now I know who I’m dealing with. I’m done feeding you.

          • Yes, I called you a troll. I already stated why. Do you want me to copy and paste for you? Or would you rather look it up for yourself?

            As for agreeing with myself, yes, I do agree with my opinions. Exodude is not me. He was trolling and then was trolled back. Even someone as educated as you can understand that.

            Anyways, you said we are done, so I guess this is goodbye, lets not make a big deal out of this.

            Who am I kidding? I know you will be back at the next article related to Activision…

    • Yes, you could.
      And, i have to ask, do you prefer the yearly b******* called call of duty? Or a new, fun and fresh game, made by the creators of the BEST and MORE SUCCESFUL Sci fi ip of all times? (Yes, Halo)
      Or,the stupid Battlefield 4.5? Which, is not even being developed by DICE.
      Well, it is your choice :)
      Also, And this goes for EVERYONE: Destiny won’t be yearly, The contract Bungie has with activision is for 3 games on the Next 10 years + DLC (Do the math)

      • Fun and fresh only stays that way until the next game turns to be more of the same. Honestly, I’ll play it if it ever is released on PC. Otherwise, I’ll likely play that EVE game they’re releasing on PC that’s the exact same thing and is only being considered because Destiny will not be on PC.

        • Project Legion?
          I think I may check that out. If Bungie gets their head out of their asses and puts Destiny on PC, then maybe I’ll check it out too. At least CCP won’t beat the game into the ground the way Activision will. Hell even Halo went steadily downhill the more it was churned out.

      • “And, i have to ask, do you prefer the yearly b******* called call of duty? Or a new, fun and fresh game, made by the creators of the BEST and MORE SUCCESFUL Sci fi ip of all times?”

        1. No you don’t have to ask.
        2. The question is a logical fallacy.
        3. “BEST AND MORE SUCCESSFUL Sci fi ip” according to what? Or whom?

        “Or,the stupid Battlefield 4.5? Which, is not even being developed by DICE.
        Well, it is your choice ”

        What the HELL does that have to do with this? You are right. It is our choice. However you decided to take our choice and narrow it down to three whole games. As if there are no other alternatives.

        “Also, And this goes for EVERYONE: Destiny won’t be yearly, The contract Bungie has with activision is for 3 games on the Next 10 years + DLC (Do the math)”

        I’ve heard every other year with an expansion between. You may want to cite your sources. And even if that s*** were true? This is Activision. Run by “I want to take the joy out of game development” Kotick.

        If they don’t pump out new games every year, they’ll get you with something else. Hell the game is already going to have micro transactions. So enjoy that mess. Lets hope when they say “we won’t do pay for power” they don’t go back on it, less than a year out like 90% of all games that do MTs.

        • You say you are here only because Facebook informs you of all the stories?

          Everytime I see a Minecraft story, I do not press the link, you know why? I hate Minecraft AND the COMPANY who makes it.

          Why would you press the link if you have no interest in this game whatsoever? Sounds to me that you have a lot of time on your hands, and crave attention. Those things combined are the recipe for a common troll.

          Next time you see a story featuring a game that is being made by your favorite COMPANY, pass it up. Unless being a troll is something you enjoy.

          • Well congratulations to you. Lets all just follow by your example, of never clicking on games you have no interest in, and acting like a self righteous douche canoe when someone says anything negative about the stuff you do.

            Why would I press the link? Because I do have interest in the game, but let’s be honest. If you don’t think Activision is going to run this game into the ground to maximize profits and exploit the IP with little concern for people like you. You’re a fool.

            No next time I see a story that I feel like commenting on, I;’m going to do it. And if it hurts your little feelings, tough s***!
            You can go to some fanwank forum and have a little fan love-in there.

          • Notice you’re still too dim to address my points on the game, and stick to the only argument you have. Attacking my motives and character. Which is the last refuge of the fanboy.

          • You seem mad… Was it something I pointed out?

          • …uh huh…right. We’re done here.

  2. id hope they change the leveling system. not the one to kill and level up but the requirement to unlock stuff. they just seem like they take too long. i dont wanna feel like im grinding.

    also high level people are super overpowered. started shooting a guy and he just turned and killed me. that should not happen.

  3. Facial hair in customization?

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