Destiny has receive a new round of screens out of Bungie’s latest Mailsack blog post, along with new details on the lack of AI friendlies, loot and crafting.
It follows Bungie’s teasing of a Destiny collector’s edition, which is due to be revealed this week.
The images are below, while the blog touches on the issue of NPC companions. Basically, there aren’t any.
“Why would you want to recruit a Non-Player Character, when the world of Destiny is populated with Guardians?” Bungie asks. “Every hero from the last safe city on Earth will be driven by a living, thinking player with a racing pulse and an itchy trigger finger. You’ll come across characters bound to the software, of course, but your allies will be the other players who join you on your adventures.”
On the shooter’s beta phase, Bungie said it would consist of, “Enough to tell us what we need to know, but not so much that you’ll be left with no more worlds to conquer. Ever served Bungie as a beta tester? This will be the biggest proving grounds we’ve ever opened up to you before we were go for final launch.”
“The Tower will be a place where you can restore and upgrade your weapons and gear,” Bungie replied when asked about crafting. “Some of the loot you capture on your missions will be items that you can equip or wield. Other treasures that you reap from the action you sow will be raw materials that you need to upgrade your inventory. The best thing is that your rewards will be pre-destined. The fates know what you need, and your fortunes will favor the brave.”
Lastly; when asked if there will be more Destiny footage, the team simply replied, “Yes. Soon.”
We’ll have more on Destiny soon.