Bungie announces Destiny release date, delays beta

By: Eddie Makuch Bungie’s first post-Halo project, the shared-world shooter Destiny, will launch worldwide on September 9, 2014, the developer announced today. The game’s official release will be preceded by a beta period that will begin in summer 2014 first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, before coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime later. That’s a bit of a delay from the beta’s … Continue reading Bungie announces Destiny release date, delays beta

Destiny beta in early 2014

By: Eddie Makuck [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bungie confirmed the Destiny beta. It will be available in early 2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game at participating retailers. A new gameplay trailer is available below. The beta will include a “diverse sampling of major activities” from the full game, though these were … Continue reading Destiny beta in early 2014

Bungie discusses cross-gen Destiny

By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie‘s all-new shooter Destiny will be released on both current- and next-generation consoles, but will there be differences between the two versions? Discussing this with X360 Magazine, Bungie design director Joseph Staten teased that more specifics will be divulged at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, but noted that the studio’s ambition is to “push this game as far” as it can on every platform. “Anytime you … Continue reading Bungie discusses cross-gen Destiny

Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

By: Eddie Makuch Building cross-generational games means developers must compromise, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski told Edge. The developer explained that these compromises may negatively impact gamers. “We’ve clearly said we’ll be next-gen only,” Iwinski said. “PC is a non-stop next-gen, that’s the cool thing about it. So I think a lot of people with big franchises and massive reach plans, they’ll have this dilemma, and … Continue reading Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

By: Eddie Makuch In the wake of SimCity’s troubled launch this month, Bungie has said it is not worried about an influx of users crippling Destiny‘s servers at release. “This isn’t our first rodeo,” the developer said as part of its latest Mail Sack. “Bungie is no stranger to anxious mobs of players who rush home after a midnight launch and put our best-laid plans to the test.” Bungie’s claim … Continue reading Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

Bungie’s Destiny a ‘shared-world’ shooter

By: Eddie Makuch After years of secrecy, Bungie today officially announced Destiny , its first post-Halo project. A first-person shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with elements of open-world sandbox and persistent world, Destiny is described as the world’s first “shared-world shooter.” And Activision has big hopes for it. “Very few games transcend their medium and their genre to truly become a part of popular culture; to … Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny a ‘shared-world’ shooter

Destiny artwork, info revealed

By Eddie Makuch Ahead of Bungie‘s expected announcement of Destiny on Sunday, artwork and information about the game has leaked out of GameStop. Joystiq has obtained a double-sided poster and other documentation, which not only reveals artwork for the game, but also gameplay elements. According to the documentation, Destiny will be a first-person shooter set in an “always-connected” universe that allows gamers to create a character and earn customizable weapons, … Continue reading Destiny artwork, info revealed

Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17

By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie today confirmed that its all-new universe with Activision is calledDestiny. This had long been rumored, though Bungie finally today bluntly stated, “So, our game is called Destiny.” The developer also said Destiny will be officially unveiled on February 17. Bungie recently launched a teaser website counting down to the proper reveal. Bungie also today launched Facebook,Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny. Destiny is Bungie’s first project as part … Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17

How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive

By:  Eddie Makuch A late November information and image leak gave gamers the first details and images of Bungie‘s new world, rumored to be titled Destiny. This leak caught the developer by surprise, but design director Joe Staten told Edge that the situation became a positive and even motivated the company. “I was in a conference room. And [Pete Parsons, Bungie COO] walked in with his laptop. Pete has this … Continue reading How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive

System of a Down frontman writing music for Morning Star

By: Eddie Makuch System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has returned to games. The artistannounced through his website that he created the entire musical score for Bungie founder Alex Seropian’s upcoming iOS title Morning Star. The game is due out in spring 2013. “Though most of the gameplay will be action oriented cues, the stunning artwork and static scenes have inspired unique sounds unheard … Continue reading System of a Down frontman writing music for Morning Star