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Submitted by EvilCackle 927d ago | news

Destiny Delayed For Call Of Duty, Says Analyst

Bungie's new game Destiny won't be arriving this year, according to publisher Activision's announcement yesterday. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes that the Activision wants to make sure that the game isn't directly competing with the next Call of Duty. (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

nrvalleytime  +   927d ago
So innovation now directly competes against routine, cookie-cutter gameplay?

On second thought, I see his point.
zerocrossing  +   927d ago
They don't want to compete with CoD no matter how inferior it is.

Better to let CoD have its undeserved lime light and then strike unimpeded IMO.
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Seraphim  +   927d ago
my problem is this. quit thinking you're competing against CoD. People who are buying CoD are either going to or not going to buy other games.
MidnytRain  +   926d ago
But Activision publishes both CoD AND Destiny, so they're spreading out their "hits."
joab777  +   927d ago
I got an idea...dont release cod this year. Support black ops, release Destiny and work on a new next gen cod that revitalizes the franchise instead. Just do something for black ops 2 like release an updated next gen version with 6 new maps etc and sell for $25 and let infinity ward have an extra yr working on MW4. You could actually release it with the 720 and sell more consoles. Maybe its alot of work but ppl just want to play online and microsoft would pay a ton for something like that. I dont think tbey understand that no matter how good it may be, ppl get tired. A year off could be a blessing
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otherZinc  +   927d ago
Destiny will release this year.
It may release 1 month before COD.
DigitalRaptor  +   927d ago
You also said that it DEFINITELY wouldn't be coming to PS3, and look what happened. You are a sage! ;)
Lvl_up_gamer  +   927d ago
@ DigitalRaptor

He's not wrong yet. So I am not sure what you are proving....
aviator189  +   927d ago
So...I assume destiny games will have to launch well before winter time (spring-ish??) and will probably never launch during fall.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   927d ago
That's what I'm thinking. The truth is the COD fanbase need their yearly fix of the COD shot. I would want Destiny to be "That Alternative shooter." But COD's fanbase is to big.

Imo if Activision pushes Destiny as hard as it does COD than I can see it standing a chance with Cod. Look at Halo or Battlefield, those game legitimately stole some of COD's market share.

Destiny just suffers from "that new shooter" on the market the only advantage they have is a very well know developer's name behind the shooter.

This is just an opinion but Activision should team up with MS to promote the Ip on Xbox first. Just to get that Xbox crowd behind them and reassure Xbox owners who supported them first time to trust in Bungie again to make the game a hit.
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Trenta27  +   927d ago
I was hoping that Activision would die out sometime within these next few years. Sad to say that probably won't happen...
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   927d ago
U know that would be ok. I would hate to see this game overshadowed because of CODs BS. And it gives them more time to refine the game.
barb_wire  +   927d ago
All that COD $$$ is what's paying for 'Destiny' Acti needs that cash cow for now.
MasterD919  +   927d ago
Oh Bungie...you've sold your soul to the devil.
KwietStorm  +   927d ago
They seem to really like having the comfort of long term contracts.
MasterD919  +   927d ago
Bungie is a safe-bet for a 10 year contract...but in the hands of Activision, 10 years could be an eternity.
aiBreeze  +   927d ago
Come on, I really don't think Bungie would be quick to jump into the sack with Activision if Activision had this much control over the game. I doubt Bungie wants to go head to head with call of duty anyway though.
KwietStorm  +   927d ago
But why not? They've done a fine job with Halo head to head against anything really. Everyone industry wide respects their capabilities and work ethic. And this time their games will be available on all platforms. With the rumors every year of games being pushed to next year because of Call of Duty, I just don't buy it with Bungie/Destiny.
Aaron Colas  +   927d ago
Sadly, Bungie is Activision's bitch now; I wish they would've picked another publisher, honestly.
I can only imagine the money grabbing techniques those bastards must be planning for Destiny.
After the Vince & Zampella incident you'd think developers would avoid Activision like the black plague, bah.
NYC_Gamer  +   927d ago
Who else could they have signed with?i'm sure Bungie deal offers them more freedom and plus they own Destiny.
evilhasitsway  +   927d ago
they should have went with ea look at dead space 3 in my opion its far better that any cod in single player/co-op if dead space had mulitiplayer like cod but with everything from the single player like create your own weapon would be awesome and would beat just about any shooter like cod.
KillrateOmega  +   927d ago
Good move. I've really gotten tired of CoD. I still play it every now and then, but it's lost its appeal. That being said, it still has selling power and it would be a shame to see such a great concept like Destiny potentially impeded due to CoD bullsh*t.
jay2  +   927d ago
balls*** the games obviously in no playable state from that footage, they only showed it to cool dowyn ps4. you wont see Destiny on shelves till the end of next yr, mark my words.
evilhasitsway  +   927d ago
to cool down ps4 is that why the vid is upload to the same sony youtube account that has been releasing the evoultion of playstation and it on the ps3 in the whats new?
evilhasitsway  +   927d ago
honestly i do wish they would cancle cod and take another yr with it because ever since mw2 all cod games have been the same with just different maps and guns. gets boreing very fast.

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