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Destiny character stories to play out across all game modes

Wednesday, 17th April 2013 03:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bungie created one of gaming’s most iconic heroes with Halo, but in Destiny it will be up to you to write your own personal story.

Speaking with Ausgamers, Destiny design director Joseph Staten said he expects characters to grow with their players during Destiny’s expected ten-year lifespan.

“I would say choosing who you want to be in the world is a really important part of the game. First of all, whether you want to be a female robot hunter, or a male awoken Titan,” he said.

“Those choices are really important, but we also want to make sure that, over time, you grow this character in new and unexpected ways, and the armour you find and the weapons you find become a part of you, too, and those evolve as well.

“It’s our intention that as you continue to evolve your heroic character there are real choices in the world that matter and new things you can find to change who you are.”

Destiny will have an ongoing narrative punctuated by various events, but each player will have their own personal chronicle which will play out in every aspect of the game.

“The story that evolves out of a competitive multiplayer match is different to the kind of story that we want to tell in a more campaign mode. But the critical thing that’s new – for us at least, and really new for shooters, I believe, and someone correct me if it’s not – is that your character really will go; it will journey through all of these different modes,” Staten explained.

“So the legend that you’re building, you’ll have stuff that you got out of the campaign, you’ll have stuff that you earnt from competitive multiplayer, and it will all be part of this common character that’s you in the world.”

Destiny is expect in 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and very likely whatever Microsoft calls its next console.

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  1. HaMmOdY

    Sounds really promising. They are confident in their game which I totally admire.. Mine in 2014 on PS4!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. polygem

    1+1 ^___________^

    #2 1 year ago
  3. revolting

    It seems odd to release the game on current-gen (soon to be last-gen) consoles if your game has a predicted 10 year lifespan. Obviously not everyone will upgrade to the new wave consoles when they launch, and the old ones won’t immediately become obsolete, but even consumers that don’t move on straight away (or at all) aren’t likely to stick to the current generation of machines for that long, are they? How likely is it that Microsoft and Sony will still be supporting the 360 and ps3 in five years, when their new consoles will already be five years old, let alone 10 years from now?

    Obviously this won’t harm sales in the slightest, and it will no doubt do well on both current and next-gen consoles. But it just seems very odd to launch a title with such long-lived aspirations on multiple generations of machine in such a transitionary period. Especially if you’re going to exclude generation-immune PCs from the mix.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. viralshag

    @3, They obviously hope to impress you so much they get two purchases from you. One on current gen and then another on the next gen. If they have character transfers between the two gens I could see this being bit of an easy sale if the game turns out to be good.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. The_Red

    So it’s their Mass Effect? Don’t get me wrong. What they’re promising sounds insanely great but I expect these things from ME, not the new shooter from makers of Halo.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. zinc

    Urgh! Seeing as I’ve got multiple playthroughs on all Mass Effects, I can see this really eating up my time… And Awoken Titan just sounds so sexy…

    #6 1 year ago