First ‘Destiny’ gameplay footage & details revealed

For quite some time, gamers have been anxiously awaiting the “official” announcement of Bungie’s Destiny. Today, Bungie has pulled back the title on their upcoming title and Destiny has both gameplay and details revealed.

Bungie released a ViDoc to start off the reveal which discussed the universe, showcased a few mobile options to keep you connected within the universe, and showcased the very first gameplay footage we’ve ever seen of Destiny. If there’s one thing you can take from the reveal, it’s that the game will be absolutely massive. The vistas showcased within the gameplay footage are vast and the world seems to go on forever at times.

Three character classes have been confirmed at this point: Titan, Hunter, and the Warlock. The game will be powered by a new engine that’s been developed by Bungie that has been in development for roughly six years. The game will feature the ability to create your own character as well as let you choose and switch between multiple characters within a menu screen. The game appears to be broken down into books & chapters for the story, and features the ability to have other users in your squad via a joinable lobby.

Loved the challenges that Bungie provided in Halo: Reach? It appears that we’ll see weekly events with titles such as “Bounty” to allow users to coordinate to earn XP with specific challenges. Competitive multiplayer has also been confirmed for the title and appears to be labeled “Faction Wars” at this point.

The game will feature “always online” connectivity, but Bungie has stated that the game will not require a subscription. There does not appear to be confirmation to state that the game won’t feature an optional subscription service, but we expect to hear about that more close to the launch of the game.

What do you hope to see out of Destiny? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Destiny in our forums.

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