Those who went to this year’s E3 would have watched this trailer while attending a Destiny session on the showfloor. Ordinarily when you attend one of these sessions they’re behind closed doors, and it takes some time before the footage shown off becomes publically available online.
In this seven minute introductory trailer you’ll hear from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones as he walks you through the game’s main elements. You’ll get a good look at new gameplay modes, the user interface, skill trees, character classes, the competitive multiplayer and loads of locations. Basically, this is your most up-to-date Destiny primer video, which comes at an opportune time because the games closed alpha kicked off yesterday. (FYI it’s about a 6GB download.)
So while Destiny barrels towards its 09 September release date on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the PC fraternity is becoming more vocal. At present there’s no PC version of Destiny, but CEO of Activision Publishing Erik Hirshberg is not ruling it out at all.
“It’s something we’re talking about and looking at very carefully, and obviously it makes a lot of sense with the genre and the type of game it is,” Hirshberg said of a PC version.
“Again, no announcements, but it’s something that’s a heavy point of discussion. And you asked how are we dealing with the complexity of developing for so many platforms, how about one more on top of that? You know, developing on PC is a different animal than developing for consoles and so we just want to make sure that we’re putting one foot in front of the other and getting it right, and that it’s of the highest possible quality. But obviously I see the same things about the natural fit.”
For now it’s almost an answer-answerless, but if the CEO of Activision Publishing can see the merit, and considering how much money Activision has pumped into Destiny’s development, I’m willing to put money on the fact that a PC version will be within a year of the game’s console release.
In the meantime, check out the E3 primer below: