Bungie’s post-Halo future looks brighter than ever thanks to a busy summer introducing Destiny to the world at both E3 and Gamescom. Destiny was nominated for and won numerous accolades, including several ‘Game of the Show’ awards at both expos. If you were lucky enough to catch one of Bungie’s presentations, you’d know why. The sheer breadth and scope of the project is fairly astounding and excitement for the new property is at fever pitch as Bungie fans and the broader video game community look on eagerly for more details.
As thanks for the warm reception that Destiny received, Bungie has put together a trailer showing off video from both E3 and Gamesom intercut with a smattering of new gameplay footage from the game.
Bungie is following up their trail-blazing Halo series with what they plan to be a long-running franchise with Destiny, which is set to bring a thriving, evolving and connected world to a player’s finger tips.
This year has seen a a slew of connected worlds announced in the AAA console market. Ubisoft’s The Division and The Crew has also taken the connected world idea and established it in a different setting, while games like Watch Dogs, Need for Speed: Rivals and Grand Theft Auto V have lighter yet still intriguing shared spaces to explore with friends. However, Destiny’s could be the most impressive due to its stunning graphics, beautiful world, extensive customization options, raiding elements and co-op centric gameplay.
It remains to be seen how successfully the game will mix an MMO world with a AAA first-person shooter experience. To date, it is an ambition that has never quite realized its potential, but Destiny is being forged by a world class studio who has lofty ambitions for the game. Bungie has as good a chance as any of pulling it off, and if they do, there is massive potential for this world to exist for years to come.
At the end of the trailer, it reads:
“We can’t wait to show you what is next – ❤Bungie”
We can’t wait either.
Destiny releases 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.