Destiny requires constant internet connection to play

Bungie’s new persistent-world shooter Destiny will require you to be constantly connected to the internet to play the game, the Halo studio has confirmed. But Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg and Bungie president Harold Ryan are both adamant a slow connection speed (such as we’re used to in the backwards old UK) won’t affect the quality of the game, pointing out their respective experience in handling huge online communities for Call of Duty and Halo.

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GalacticEmpire1894d ago

The downside to having an online only game on Xbox is that only the gold paying gamers get to play at all, which means not as many people playing as opposed to a game you can play offline too.

cl19831894d ago

Being connected to the internet and using gold are two different things.

GalacticEmpire1894d ago


Are you saying MS will let you play Destiny online for free?

Septic1894d ago


We don't know. Maybe, maybe not.

cl19831894d ago

I'm saying being connected to online and playing multiplayer on line is different.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31894d ago

Yeah, I'm thinking it's their way to combat piracy than anything else.

blitz06231894d ago

I didn't know Blizzard made this game!

Oh_Yeah1894d ago

"Being connected to the internet and using gold are two different things." No not to Microsoft, if so then explain why you must pay your Internet service provider a monthly fee then on top of that pay to play multilayer.

NaiNaiNai1894d ago

That's funny I can be online and get messages from people without paying for gold.

Just like how I can pay for DLC or anything else on Xbox without having to actually own Gold membership.

So yea, this just requires you to be connected online, not pay for gold.

Two entirely different things.


soniqstylz1894d ago


Except that this game offers player interaction, seemingly similar to an MMO. With the kickbacks that Activision gets from XBL, they're not going to make it available to Silver users.

karlowma1894d ago

"Being connected to the internet and using gold are two different things"

Not on 360.

Temporary1894d ago

The level of self-delusion is SAD by live members.


You deserve to be scammed by microsoft.

zeal0us1894d ago

W8 isn't Destiny a MMO? So constant connection really shouldn't be a problem unless there's some kind of Single player or splitscreen co-op mode.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1893d ago (Edited 1893d ago )

"Being connected to the internet and using gold are two different things. "

Lol look at your agrees!

Imagine paying for internet and then in order to to surf the web on your laptop you need to pay extra?? Because having internet and playing youtube videos are two different things... Lol M$ is amazing! how to they do it..

I am pretty sure you guys will pay to play free to plays next gen..

If this an mmo then internet connection makes sense. I want planetside 2 though.

GalacticEmpire1893d ago

I don't understand why people are confused by this.


Even described as MMO-ish, which means in order to play online you will need a gold sub on 360. Are people denying this?

Bimkoblerutso1893d ago (Edited 1893d ago )'re going to have to pay for Gold to play. I can almost guarantee it. What, in the history of Microsoft, makes anyone think that's NOT the way this is going to go down? ANYTHING that is gameplay-related is going to require a Gold account.

I mean, you had to have Gold to access the online features in Dark Souls, a game that requires no direct interaction between participants.

jut4201893d ago

I can't believe people actually think MS will let people play this game online without having gold subscription LOL have they ever had a game that did this?

Even if they have it wasn't a game expected to be as big as this one, so it really doesn't matter

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MikeMyers1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

I don't think this game will have a single player campaign so it makes sense to be online only. Isn't Dust 514 going to have an internet requirement as well?

As for Xbox Live, Microsoft should offer free online play. Chances are they won't.

shivvy241894d ago

well dust 514 is a online multiplayer game so yea it needs internet connection just like every other online multiplayer games

Simon_Brezhnev1894d ago

So does this game have single player at all? This is activision and it seems like Diablo 3 all over again. Unless this game is an mmo then of course you need always online.

Donnieboi1893d ago

Well then i'll just get a PS4 and live without Destiny. I'm sure i'll live (whether it ever comes to PS4 in the end or not). Killzone 4, here I come!

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Root1894d ago

Well no buy from me then

My connection never stays on constantly, it always disconected or signs out so it would be pointless getting this

I don't even like the fact that the Sims City is doing it

Trenta271894d ago

Times are changing. Almost everyone has constant Internet now. Everyone that doesn't have it needs to upgrade or get left in the dust. =/

Heisenburger1894d ago

"Almost everyone..."

Not even close. We live very privileged lives.

Root1894d ago

I'm not saying I don't have it, just it's not a stable connection. I bet I'm not the only one who's connection goes go every once in a while. If connections were reliable then fair enough but they aren't.

I don't see why you can't have no online play, seriously this is why single player games are dying out.

ZombieNinjaPanda1894d ago

"Almost everyone"

Yeah, no. A large portion of the world does not have internet, or an internet connection that can sustain something like this.

Conzul1894d ago

Yeah, and some few of us even avoid games like that on Principle.

violents1893d ago


I agree with you on this one even tho your getting a lot of disagrees. In this day and age you should be able to lock down a reliable internet connection, and if you live in an area that doesnt have internet or has very old infastructure and have very poor internet than online video gaming just isnt for you bud, sorry.

You want to keep up with the times than you have to update your tech.

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AngelicIceDiamond1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

That's one of the problems. If you don't have an always on internet connection then that spells no play for some consumers. Even if you sign into the game play single player. You'll still need to be hooked up to the internet no matter what.

You mention you have unreliable internet and drops out. That could be horrible if you buy armor, upgrades, guns, Microtransactions (if supported) because all that could be lost if you disconnect pre-maturely. I hope Bungie doesn't track your saves with the always on connections.

EDIT: What I mean't was Track your saves through Online connection only. Instead of you own hardrive saves other than personal profiles.

guitarded771894d ago

@ Root

If it's your actual signal to modem going in and out, contact your ISP, and have them come out and check your lines. I had a similar problem, and had them come out repeatedly until they finally got the smart guy to come out and fix it. I would call and they'd say everything was fine on their end, so I told them to get out to my home and figure out what the problem is. A couple modems later, they found out it was a connection problem at the box outside. Keep bugging them until they fix it... we pay too much for the internet to not be working. I had it go down when I had to stream classes and send assignments, and even during work/business meetings. I chewed their ass high and low because they cost me time and money. It is their job to provide a service with as little interference as possible. Unless you are on an apartment community internet, you should have limited problems. Good luck.

Root1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

It's a good router and it's been checked however it's just one of those things. It goes off like it says "disconected from XBL" then you can quickly connect it again and it works

It's not like I have a crap router where it lags and never comes on so it's not really the routers fault just the tec's not reliable enough yet. I don't want my game going off after I've done something important and I loose everything.

I mean there is my brother aswell and his computer, then my parents, then my console and his console so theres 4 connections overall battling out for one another.

It's just one of those things really but still they should know that not everyone has a stable connection which is flawless.

fluffydelusions1894d ago

I'm not bothered by this. Always online anyway so whatever.

BX811894d ago

Except when live goes down and when this game's servers have problems. Then it becomes a problem!

nugnugs1893d ago

As long as your ok then, thats what matters eh.

whoyouwit041894d ago

this is a mmo like game so no surprise there but to be honest I here people say this is a halo killer but when I found out that it was a mmo that turned me off there.

fluffydelusions1894d ago

Why is that? Name me an MMO you can play offline.

GribbleGrunger1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

lol ... the clue is in the 'O'.

I suppose it could mean Multi-Media Orbis!

rdgneoz31894d ago

That's the thing, its not an MMO its "quasi-MMO"...

"to shift between competitive multiplayer, co-op and solo play at will."

Its not just a multiplayer game, it has a single player component to it as well. And there are people out there that play single player games that don't have great connections.

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