Release Info Developers: Bungie Publisher: Activision Release Date: September 9th, 2014 Platform: 360, XB1, PS3, PS4 Genre: FPS Rating: RP
Introduction(top)Destiny is an upcoming game developed by Bungie & published by Activision. The game will release on September 9th, 2014 in North America. The game is available for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One.
Gameplay(top)The gameplay in Destiny has been described as being an always-online first-person shooter that will incorporate massively multiplayer online (MMO) elements. However, Bungie has avoided defining Destiny as being a traditional MMO game; instead, Bungie and Activision describe the gameplay style as "the world's first shared world shooter,'" since it lacks many of the characteristics of a traditional MMO game. For instance, rather than players being able to see and interact with all other players in the game or on a particular server—as is the case in many conventional MMO games—Destiny will include on-the-fly matchmaking that will allow players to see and interact only with other players with whom they are "matched" by the game.
Though Bungie and Activision may have coined the term "shared world shooter", their description of Destiny being the "first" game of this type has met with skepticism from several game journalists, who point out that Destiny's gameplay appears to be similar to other first-person shooter role-playing games (FPSRPGs) in MMO-style environments, such as DayZ and Dust 514.