The moment this post goes live signifies the moment that gamers around Australia attending midnight launches will be able to get their hands on Destiny, the newest multiplatform video game from Bungie (Halo) and Activision (Call of Duty). Available on current and last generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and celebrating a successful beta test which saw 4.6 million people take part, both companies are expecting millions to start playing the full game today.
Harold Ryan | Bungie president
Destiny is the game we’ve always wanted to make. We’ve dreamt of this universe for years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to swing open the doors and let fans shape this experience as they tell their unique stories in the game. For us, the next generation of games is all about allowing players to collide and interact with each other as they take on epic, action packed adventures all their own.
In Destiny, you are cast as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. You will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating your own legend as you and your friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of your adventures you will become more powerful as you wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and super abilities. In addition to the story campaign, you can take your unique character into any co-operative or competitive activity, including the ability to compete with or against your friends in The Crucible, Destiny’s competitive multiplayer mode featuring numerous playlists and maps spanning diverse environments across the galaxy.
Those looking to extend their Destiny adventure, after checking out the game for themselves of course, will be glad to know that Bungie are looking at developing at least two expansions for the game (The first to be released in December 2014). A Destiny Expansion Pass is now available for purchase, with the two packs containing brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer arenas and a wealth of all new weapons, armour and gear to earn. Individual expansions will cost $24.99, while the season pass will set players back just $39.99.