Destiny began as a third-person only title

Monday, 23 December 2013 23:10 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Destiny, a shooter from the creators of the franchise that made first person shooters a mainstream affair, was originally conceived as a third-person game.

In a video interview with GameInformer, as transcribed by Shack News, Bungie’s Ryan Ellis revealed the shift in Destiny’s perspective.

“We actually were at one point third-person only,” the technical art director said, but “We wanted to make a kick-ass action game, and we decided first-person was the right place to do that.”

Destiny is now a first-person shooter, and unlike The Elder Scrolls games, for example, doesn’t let you shift back and forth at will. There will still be opportunities to see characters in third-person, though.

“There is some third-person elements in the game still. That’s important for gameplay, and to show off your cool moves and the cool armour you get,” Ellis said.

Destiny, a shared-worlds shooter (read: console MMO) is coming to PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One sometime in 2014. It’s Bungie’s first project since leaving Microsoft and the halo franchise, and combines sci-fi and fantasy aesthetics.

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