Video Game Preview: ‘Destiny’

Felipe Cabrera

After a year of waiting, “Destiny” has been unleashed into the gamer-sphere and our GPAs will suffer for it.

“It’s all in the name of the developer,” said Alex Martin, an employee at GameStop on Lincoln Way. “It’s [Destiny] by Bungie, and Halo is such a big franchise we have the hero of the game painted on our wall. Destiny will be one of the first true [massively multiplayer online games] for first-person shooters.”

Destiny is a sci-fi, first-person online shooter game and the first in Bungie’s ten-year publishing deal with Activision. With a budget reaching $500 million, Destiny is one of the biggest games of the year.

Players will be able to join their friends and embark on an epic adventure in a dynamic world that is affected by all the players within it.

As is typical in MMO fashion, players will be able to choose from three races with access to three classes with devastating abilities.

Characters’ looks can be customized, abilities can be upgraded and fine tuned and enemies can be looted for armor and weapons. With all these options, your character will be unique and complement your playing style.

“Our goal at Bungie is to set the bar higher than we done in the past,” said Eric Osborne, community manager at Bungie, in an interview with IBTimes UK. “It’s a different game, a different universe, made by a much larger team so we wanted to be ambitious.

“We want to go after bigger and better experiences, that’s our goal.”

“Destiny” will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 9.