The Dish on Destiny

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Ever wondered what a crossover of ‘Halo’ and ‘Call of Duty’ would turn out like?

Haven’t we all at some point; a game that combines the mass Sci-Fi world that Halo has to offer along with the steadfast shooting combat COD brings to the table. Meet ‘Destiny’ an online first person shooter game, one set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world that planned to bring gamers everywhere a dynamic playing experience.

At first glance, Destiny might seem like your average sci-fi shooter, Halo and Mass Effect come to mind when a question of comparison arises, but Destiny manages to incorporate an MMO feel without your usual MMO aspects. Moreover, with such a vibrant direction the game took off in, being the first of its franchise and with developers calling this game “Alive” it’s no wonder Destiny has had the seemingly flawless launch that it did.

Destiny was first hinted at back in 2009 as a sort of Easter egg within its gamer cousin ‘Halo 3: ODST’ leaving fans with a hint of what was to come in the future. The message, although vague was tremendously exciting and successful in driving the fans to full detective mode “Destiny Awaits”. It was then developers dropped even more hints, betas, and trailers throughout the gaming community leading up to the surprising record-breaking launch.

Destiny released September 2014 and quickly became the fastest selling and most played game on PS4 during its first week on sale. This subsequently gave PS4 its most sales since Christmas 2013, reported PS4s VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, Adam Boyes. It stated to have brought in over $500 million from retail for publishers, on only the game’s first day of release and to have had a steady influx of 11 million players or ‘guardians’ battling it out online to destroy the alien threats and save what’s left of mankind. After all the hype and big numbers Destiny managed to reel in at its launch, it doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon, with plans already in the midst to introduce 2 new expansion packs “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves” that add more story missions, armour, weapons and a great deal of other content.

You can find your Destiny and help revive the Traveler to save humanity on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One gaming consoles available now.

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Dave Hewy is the owner of Sony PS4 a web magazine focused on the PlayStation 4. Since 2008, I have been the primary editor and contributor to the site, writing articles and providing other content for the site as needed. When not working on SonyPS4, I work on some other sites as well and develop games and web-based applications.

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