Bungie Day has finally arrived and, as expected, a boatload of Destiny news is pouring in throughout the day. Bungie promised that more details would arrive today about the Year 1 rewards program and we expect to learn more about that shortly. To kick things off, fans got a first look at the new Destiny-themed PS4 that may convince some die-hard Destiny fans to upgrade machines this fall.
Although many Destiny players have already committed to current-gen gaming, there is definitely still a significant chunk of the player base logging in on PS3 or Xbox 360. To help offer some additional motivation to make the leap to the current-gen, Bungie has teamed up with Sony to release a Taken King-themed PS4.
The Destiny-themed PS4 is part of a Taken King bundle that will give players everything they need to get started in the world of Destiny. The bundle includes a white PS4 covered in a galaxy map that features a Guardians crest and the Destiny logo in the top corner. The bundle also comes with a physical copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition, which includes Destiny, Expansion I, Expansion II and The Taken King.
“You’ll also get an upgrade to the Digital Collector’s Edition, which includes three exotic Guardian class items with XP bonuses, three class specific emotes, three armour shaders and an early access weapons pack.”
According to Sony, a black version of the console and controller will also be available. The special edition console will hit shelves on September 15, the same day as the launch of The Taken King, but no prices have been announced yet. The console is exclusive to Europe, Australia and New Zealand according to Sony, but VG24/7 reports that it will also be available in North America. That has yet to be confirmed.
The bundle looks great, but its value will definitely depend on the price tag. The Taken King expansion sells for $40 on its own, so the console plus the core game and first two expansions should add up to a pretty serious price tag. The 500GB hard drive will help keep the price down, but may also be considered a downside for some consumers.
As more games churn out loads of digital content, any current-gen console owner can tell you that it doesn’t take very long to eat up 500GB of hard drive space. The first few years of the PS4/Xbox One era got off to a slow start, but as more big games continue to arrive in late 2015 and early 2016, the upgrade to a 1TB hard drive seems like a very appealing option.
What do you think of the Destiny PS4? Are you disappointed the hard drive isn’t bigger? Let us know in the comments.
Destiny: The Taken King releases September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.