Bungie Destiny gameplay info leaked by external firm

Tantalizing details of Bungie's Destiny project have surfaced thanks to what appears to be a slip-up from an external online infrastructure firm. Kotaku published information today which reveals a baseline of how the secretive sandbox shooter will play, how Activision intends to make it the "biggest new entertainment property in the history of video games," and that, yes, it is "still quite like Halo."

The details appeared on the blog for Demonware, which has provided support for several Activision-published games including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The blogger and another member of the Demonware team were evidently invited to a presentation by Bungie which included a hands-on demo. (The blog has since been pulled offline, but Google never forgets.)

"The game was up and down [in terms of servers] a lot, playing in a team of 3 we did manage to experience entering a zone to find other players already taking on the bad guys, it's cooperative so we helped out (mostly [name removed], I just died) before both groups went their separate ways. Which is a pretty cool experience, making you feel you are part of a much larger populated world.

"… At the end of the day I was excited about the game, I like the feel of being in a large world with different destinations and the interactions along the way … I'm not fully sold on the appeal of being able to change the colour of a weapon, but I guess it works in China, and customization and individual identity is a big theme for the game.

The game was indicated to be a timed exclusive to Xbox 360 in contracts which were released earlier this year, though work would appear to be underway on a PlayStation 3 version as well.


  • Child Of Death - November 6, 2012 4:14 p.m.

    Interesting. I will have to keep an eye on this.
  • alex-roy-bristol - November 6, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    Interesting indeed. If they make an action adventure, rpg-eusqe styled game, then I will play the FUCK out of it! Also, make it creepy please. Not even like, really scary or even "scary", but, eery... like when you go into some of the religious places in Skyrim... And when you feel so small and start to see the grand scale of things.
  • bboyd - November 6, 2012 7:53 p.m.

    So it just so happens to "leak" on November 6th, 2012? I feel a burning coincidence within my memory. . . I'm just not sure what it is. A large media release, maybe? Is it a movie? Ah, I'll come back to it
  • Satchurated - November 6, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    YESSSSS!!!!!!! HURRAYYY!!! BUNGIE IS STILL MAKING FPS HALO STUFF!!!!!! Good for Bungie. I hope this works well! I'm already 2 chapters into the Halo 4 campaign and am already missing Marty O'Donnel's masterpiece music. Can't wait. Cannot figgin wait.
  • CrashmanX - November 6, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    "still quite like Halo." Doesn't mean it is Halo. Bungie doesn't own Halo anymore, MS does.
  • Satchurated - November 9, 2012 6:59 p.m.

    As long as it is somewhat related to halo then that's good enough for me.
  • CrashmanX - November 13, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    It's not even somewhat related to Halo. Saying it's LIKE Halo means it's a Sci-Fi game. Just like saying Mass Effect is LIKE Star Wars.
  • Qweggy - November 21, 2012 3:03 a.m.

    Incorrect 343 studios own Halo know. MS has nothing really to do with except for the fact its on there system
  • CrashmanX - November 23, 2012 4:16 a.m.

    Owned by MS studios but developed by 343. 343 is MS's internal development team that has been sanctioned for the purpose of developing Halo games.
  • StrayGator - November 7, 2012 5:15 a.m.

    So, Planetside.
  • Viron - November 7, 2012 5:16 a.m.

    What's the qualification for being like Halo? An FPS? Jumping 10 feet in the air? No precise aiming?

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