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Could Bungie's Destiny Bury Halo?

Eskimo Press: There has been a lot of speculation about what Destiny, Bungie's first game post-halo, will be like. Bungie is finally ready to start shedding some light on their new ambitious project. In a new video feature, Bungie talks about their new mysterious universe that is sure to deliver plenty of action and adventure. After creating the Halo universe, and developing most of the games in the series, it's no understatement that many have high expectations for this new multi-platform game. With Halo in the hands of new developer 343 industries, Destiny and Halo will inevitably be compared to each other, and in direct competition. (Bungie, Destiny, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ShugaCane  +   1015d ago
There will be no competition between a new multiplatform game and an exclusive most of Xbox owners rely on, that makes no sense. Halo fans will keep playing Halo, and that won't prevent them from playing Destiny as well.
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Kanzes  +   1015d ago
I think they're just accidentally share the same genre, but it's really a different game inside.. The dev said that Destiny is more like 'MMO'-ish, so I think there's gonna be more missions and more free roam
greenpowerz  +   1015d ago
A multi platform game can easily become as popular as COD(a multi plat) and Halo(an exclusive) New or old, the first Halo did just that.

Multi plats easily compete with exclusives on all platforms LMAO. A multi plat is king on PS and Xbox.

All it takes is an quality and fun instant hit with massive replay value and this could be the online game to beat, not only with console exclusives but with the most played multi plat games.

No one relies on Halo nor does Halo sales make up *most* of 76 million *xbox owners*

That was well worded though very stealthy ;) LOL

Xbox gamers don't really drop one blockbuster hit game over the other they just split their time on them

(No one is going to stop playing halo but that doesn't mean gamers won't split their time equally on Destiny if it's nailed the gameplay, adds variety, gets future support and has off the charts replay value.
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ThatXboxGuy  +   1015d ago
Will be interesting to see if 360 gamers will still support the game even tho it's now multiplat.I mean, when you look at Halo over the last years it's been pretty mediocre and generic.But the 360 gamers touted it as the greatest thing ever, just because it was exclusive.

Will be interesting to see how they turn on bungie this go around.
ItsTrue  +   1015d ago

"Will be interesting to see if 360 gamers will still support the game even tho it's now multiplat"

You sir, have some pretty screwed up logic there.

People don't buy games because it's exclusive, it's because they are a great developer. It's like saying "I only buy Naughty Dog games because they're exclusive to Sony. If they leave Sony, I will never buy their games again, even if they are good developers".

Who would buy a crap exclusive? It's about the quality of the game, not exclusivity.
darthv72  +   1015d ago
you could replace several key words relating to bungie and halo with that of insomniac and Resistance. here let me show you...

"Will be interesting to see if PS3 gamers will still support the game even tho it's now multiplat.I mean, when you look at Resistance over the last years it's been pretty mediocre and generic.But the PS3 gamers touted it as the greatest thing ever, just because it was exclusive.

Will be interesting to see how they turn on Insomniac this go around."

So by your logic, any company that created an exclusive game that now has a multiplatform game should be turned on by the fans.

Good to know.
EskimoPress  +   1015d ago
Not if Destiny is on a next generation console. Then these two tiles are in completely separate leagues.
C4BL3  +   1015d ago
Destiny comes out for ps3 and 360. Bungie is known for great ground breaking games. 343 and M$ have buried Halo by themselves. Destiny will be the game gamers have been looking for.
Bigpappy  +   1015d ago
Agree with Kamic. What he said, plus Destiny does not have Master Chief. Master Chief is the hero of Halo and the Xbox de facto Mascot.

As far as People griping about Destiny being online at all time, MMO's seem to do fine with this requirement. Are you saying that console gamers can not have it connected in the same way they have their PC's? It may not get 100% of console users, but what game does? Not even COD can do that!
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FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   1015d ago
I disagree. If the game holds its own, and is all that it is promised to be I'm sure that a lot of gamers, Halo fans even, will migrate over to Destiny.

There are a lot less people playing Medal of Honor: Warfighter than there are people playing Black Ops 2. Because it's better....
RandomEclipse  +   1015d ago
I'd think they would play both, atleast i would. Plus due to release dates and Destiny being MMO like, i don't see them being direct competition
riverstars86  +   1015d ago
I'd say Destiny isn't a game for competitive Halo and COD players to be honest. It's for gamers who prefer playing a coop with others.
otherZinc  +   1015d ago
Comparing Medal of Honor situation to Halo is ridiculous! Medal of Honor absolutely SUCKED! Halo doesnt suck and has a massive following with a fantastic story.

If anything, it would be the other way around. There's no way Halo is going anywhere, period.
Sako  +   1015d ago
I think that they will be in competition, since they're both first person shooters set in a sci-fi world that tells the story of humanity's fight to stay alive. With the Halo series getting lazy with innovation, I think that many Halo fans might abandon the series in favor of Bungie's new exploits
RuleofOne343  +   1015d ago

With the Halo series getting lazy with innovation. Please tell how so.

Halo fans might abandon the series in favour of Bungie's new exploits . why & how did u come to this conclusion.

@Sako just wanted more insight to your outlook.
I think Halo was great just think 343 did not want to stray to far from what players know & like about halo or get carried away. I do believe they will add some never before seen ideas or concepts to try & make Halo 5 theirs.

As for the halo/bungie fans they will support both, no matter the issue.
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Sako  +   1015d ago
In my opinion I think that the Halo series has stagnated a lot in recent years, along with the whole fps genre. I don't think that Halo reach or Halo 4 did much that we haven't seen in a Halo game before, apart from some new weapons and enemy types. Don't get me wrong, I like Halo a lot, and I thought Halo 4 was really good, but I also feel that they need to step up their game in the next installments.

I think that many Halo fans are also Bungie fans first and foremost. If Destiny proves to be something special, and Halo 5 turns out to be more of the same, some people will probably think twice about getting a new Halo game.

And just to be clear, I'm a Halo fan, and I'm excited about Halo 5 as well as Destiny :)
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1015d ago
MightyMatt101  +   1015d ago
As far as sales yea! It's bungie...... It's not just going to be on Xbox it's going to be on PS3, 360, and next gen so if it didn't sell more than an exclusive game I'd be shocked. You could argue for another dev like insomniac if fuse will be bigger than resistance and it could go either way. But bungie is a name synonimous with one of the biggest well played shooters around. Im not a huge halo fan but you cant argue with numbers, and the power the name bungie carries.
kratos17  +   1015d ago
why can't they both co-exist?
Perjoss  +   1015d ago
Its possible, but only outside of N4G.
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Convas  +   1015d ago
Sounds like pandering from folk hoping for yet ANOTHER Halo killer.

Apparently, both these shooters aren't able to co-exist peacefully. One must be destroyed.
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IronFistChinMi  +   1015d ago
In my house, they'll co-exist nicely.
Jek_Porkins  +   1015d ago
Not at all, it's like when people thought Microsoft was crazy by releasing Halo 4 a week before the new COD. That turned out fine, Halo 4 is still in the top 10 for sales all these months later.

I think what's going to hamper Destiny is that it requires you to be online at all times, you cant even play the campaign without being online. This might turn off quite a few potential buyers.

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