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Bungie & Activision reveal their Destiny

February 20th, 2013 by

“A new generation of gaming is upon us.” Yesterday, Activision together with Bungie revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership.

Destiny is “an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world.” The result of a large scale collaboration between the creators and publishers of some of the biggest franchises of this generation; Destiny is looking to advance gaming to the next level by melding first person with a persistent, dynamic online world.

“Bungie defined first-person action games over a decade ago with Halo, and with Destiny they will evolve the genre once again,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.  “Destiny is a world that evolves.  It is a world with wide boundaries that allows you to roam and explore. It is a world where, even in story mode, you could encounter other players on their own adventures. And of course, it is a world that brings all of this together with the visceral, heart pounding immediacy of an expertly crafted first-person action title.  We are very excited to bring this ambitious, innovative and creative game to players around the world.”

“Activision focuses on doing a few things, exceptionally well.  And Bungie has had the same ethos,” Hirshberg continued.  “Together we are focusing the considerable resources, creativity and energy of both organisations to do something new, something ambitious, but most importantly, something fun.”

Set to take place in the distant future, players will be the Guardians of the last city on Earth, traversing the ancient ruins  of the solar system from Mars to Venus, battling the enemies of humanity as they fight to reclaim everything that was lost during mankind’s Golden Age.

With Bungie’s new next-generation game engine allowing Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, as well as other future console platforms, could we be seeing the very first true cross platform console game.

Watch the Bungie video documentary “Pathways out of Darkness” below

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