Superannuation, who you may know as the internet super sleuth who has come across almost every leaked gaming domain in the last five years, has posted an interesting find over on Kotaku. This time he purpotes to have found a recent blog post from a senior DemonWare employee, which details a trip he and a colleague took to Bungie to see Destiny. That being the apparent codename for Bungie’s next big game, which they’ll be working on for the next ten years with Activision.
If you aren’t familiar with them, DemonWare are a middleware company owned by Activision, they specialise in networking and matchmaking software. Which you’ve most likely used without knowing, as it’s part of Call of Duty‘s multiplayer.
The blog post, which was never intended to be public and has since been deleted, doesn’t go into a tremendous amount of detail but there are a few things to scrape from it. After a live demo presentation, which showed off “lots of atmospherics, huge amounts of trees and foilage (SpeedTree), particle effects, dynamic lighting and dynamic time of day ending in a sunset,” the post goes on to describe a hands on demo.
Much like the majority of Bungie’s back catalogue, Destiny is a shooter, but it sounds almost like an MMO (which has long been a rumor about the project) as the writer describes “entering a zone to find other players already taking on the bad guys, it’s cooperative so we helped out…before both groups went their separate ways.” Sure does sound like something you’d do in an MMO! He tops that off by saying it was “a pretty cool experience, making you feel you are part of a much larger populated world.”
Our mystery writer likens the experience to the seminal space sim Elite, saying he liked “the feel of being in a large world with different destinations and the interactions along the way.” The last few tidbits suggest that character customization will be a big part of Destiny. “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 post finishes with a couple of comments from “others,” which say Destiny is “still quite like Halo” but “there is a lot of work still to be done.”
What do you think of all this new info? Does it sound like something you want to see from Bungie? Let us know in the comments or head of to the forums and let us know what you think.