After confirming quite a few details about their upcoming Destiny project, Bungie and Activision have now revealed some new info about the first-person shooter, its actual mechanics, and how it will appear not just on the PS3 or Xbox 360 but also on next-generation platforms, like the oft-rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.After many leaks and reports, Bungie, the developer behind the Halo series, and Activision, the publisher of the Call of Duty franchise, revealed Destiny a few days ago, and have since confirmed various details about the first-person shooter.
Now, through an official statement, the two companies have revealed a bunch of all-new info about Destiny, including its actual mechanics and features.
"Destiny combines Bungie's trademark grand scope, sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding, cinematic universe. Additionally, Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to consoles by offering players a connected, living world that they can explore, combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements, and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo," the companies said.
What's more, an even bigger description has been released, further detailing the story of the game and the state of its universe, which sees players take on the roles of Guardians who need to protect humanity in front of various enemies both on Earth and across the solar system.
"Set in the distant future, Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Able to wield incredible power, players must battle humanity's enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind's Golden Age."
"In a story-driven universe, Destiny's saga unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected."
What's more, the two companies also revealed that Destiny is running on a next-generation game engine that allows it to appear both on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but also on future console platforms, like the oft-rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.
You can expect to hear much more about Destiny in the future, as the game won't appear until 2014.