First look at Bungie's Destiny, a new sci-fi FPS for PlayStation 3
- Posted February 17th, 2013 at 13:43 EDT by Ernest Lin
- 7 Comments
After months upon months of silence, Bungie has finally let the world glance at its upcoming ambitious project, Destiny. This morning, the studio best known for Halo released the first ViDoc about the franchise. Titled "Pathways Out of Darkness," the documentary is a reference to the studio's debut first-person shooter Pathways into Darkness.
Most of the ViDoc contains concept art footage animated like a motion comic of what seems to be the prologue to the game. A male voice narrates the back-story that predates the game's timeline in which a small portion of humanity is saved from apocalyptic extinction by a massive spherical object called The Traveler. The narrator continues to explain that you, the player, are a Guardian who protects humanity's cities from mysterious invaders.
Other parts of the video feature Bungie employees explaining and showing some of the new features players will find in Destiny. One such feature is a mobile app that will provide updates about the game or allow you to send alerts to your Destiny friends. Some of the game's user interface, such as for selecting your character and destinations, is also highlighted. Bungie emphasizes that this is a game that is alive and will "take on a life of its own," hinting that the game's ecosystem and story may be influenced by the choices players make.
Towards the end, the ViDoc reveals a little bit of actual gameplay footage. Destiny looks gorgeous, with huge expansive locations and a distinct organic look. The art style fuses sci-fi and fantasy aesthetics to create a distinctive appeal unlike anything Bungie has done before. Halo composer Martin O'Donnell's sweeping score permeates throughout the video as well.
As beautiful as Destiny looks, it doesn't appear like it's running on a next-gen console. Curiously, no console logos are shown on the video's end title card.
Check out the ViDoc for yourself and tell us your thoughts in the comments. Check back to PSU for more updates on Bungie's Destiny soon.
Richie98 | rics1998
- 3:56pm EST - February 17th, 2013
This game is kinda cool,wanna see more :D
- 6:18pm EST - February 17th, 2013
Isn't it a bit disingenuous then to put 'Playstation 3' in the title?
- 7:12pm EST - February 17th, 2013
The suggestion is PS3 because it's being distributed by Activision which means it'll be multiplatform and because nothing in the graphics suggests it's on anything other than this generation of hardware. Bungie is multiplatform now, they don't have to answer to their MS overlords like they used to.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 7:41pm EST - February 17th, 2013
Like I have said in the past, I got to see more to make my mind up on this game. It does look really cool though, im keeping an eye on it. =)
- 5:51am EST - February 18th, 2013
This looks too much like Halo to me, I'm more of a Killzone player
- 9:49am EST - February 18th, 2013
YAWN. Just a bunch of concept sketches and drab commentary. Boring. Wake me up when there's gameplay or at LEAST some real time trailer.
Darksec | Darksec
- 1:43pm EST - February 18th, 2013
On IGN there is some good info and a video intro with commentary stuff not just concept art. It looks a unlike halo from where i'm sitting.
IGN states PS4 too not PS3
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