Bungie’s Destiny Is Very Similar to Halo, Has Cooperation Focus
The game will use core first-person shooter mechanics and a science fiction universe
A removed blog post from DemonWare, a subsidiary of publisher Activision Blizzard, says that the Destiny video game that Bungie is working on at the moment is similar to Halo and that it will deliver a cooperatively-oriented shooter set in a futuristic universe.DemoWare is a part of Activision that is focused on the development of online software for video games and the studio has apparently been involved in the creation of Destiny since before the game was announced.
The information, which has since been deleted, but has been recouped by Kotaku, states, “This is not a dedicated server game, but there is some simulation and coordination running in their server infrastructure. The game was up and down a lot, playing in a team of three, we did manage to experience entering a zone to find other players already taking on the bad guys.”
The information comes from a Bungie Day that was held during the summer, when the developers chose to show sections of their new game project.
The game is completely cooperative, but it also allows groups of players the freedom to choose different objectives and try to achieve them on their own.
The blog post from DemonWare also says that the feeling that Destiny generated was similar to that of Elite and that customization and the creation of a clear identity for the player character were a core part of the game experience.
Despite the new ideas that Bungie is introducing in Destiny, the core elements are still very similar to the Halo franchise that the studio has created and which has become a hit on the Xbox 360.
Since leaving the Halo series, Bungie has entered into an exclusive long-term agreement with Microsoft, which will see a first game, using a new universe, launch during 2013 on current-gen consoles.