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'Destiny' started out as a fantasy game with giant frogs

XMNR: Bungie held a panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Thursday where it talked a little about the origins of Destiny. The upcoming sci-fi shooter for the PS4, Xbox 720, PS3 and Xbox 360 wasn't always sci-fi. In fact, it started out as a fantasy game with giant frogs.

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Snookies121351d ago

What the hell...? Lol! That's hilarious though.

zerocrossing1351d ago

I hope they keep the giant frogs.

HammadTheBeast1351d ago

Toad Warriors.

Battle Toads.

3-4-51351d ago

I'm sure they'll drop an easter egg in there somewhere.

Snookies121351d ago

Hmm, taking a close look at the concept art though... It did look kinda cool. Almost hope they go back to this idea at some point and turn it into something.

zerocrossing1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I just hope they didn't move away from their original concept for the sake of broadening the appeal, I would hate to think a great game never was because space and shooters are more popular...

Snookies121351d ago

@zerocrossing - Very much agreed, although I have a feeling that it had a part to play in their decision. If not a major one, a small one at least.

Septic1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Their concept art is amazing, especially of the planets. You really get lost in their beauty. Imagine huge planets that you actually traverse in a ship you actually pilot with your mates as crew members.

Just the thought of couple of guys flying, one controlling and the other navigating whilst your mates are strapped to seats and you're just playing in first person, conversing with them and looking through the windows as you enter the atmosphere of an amazing looking alien planet with several moons etc. Just a proper adventure.

Then imagine a scenario like the one in pitch black where your ship crashes and the pilot tries his best to limit the damage. You all land on this barren planet with its unique atmosphere, crazy unearthly weather and gravity. Imagine it was an expansion of sorts and you see other groups of players just crashing into the planet too in the horizon. A monstrously huge crater with something in the middle.

Or imagine a proper Citadel like in Mass Effect populated with real players. Just crowds of players.

Yes...I'm currently sitting in the toilet fantasizing but I'd absolutely love that. Ah maybe one day we'll reach that. Hopefully I wouldn't have corroded away when it happens.

auragenz1351d ago

Shocking coming from the creators of Halo and Marathon, how did it ever end up as a FPS...

zerocrossing1351d ago

Great game but damn that impossible hoverbike level!

fsfsxii1351d ago

Haven't gotten the chance to play it, but, is it on Wii Ware??

Merrill1351d ago

Then it went to generic futuristic setting.

I will still play it, but I like the sounds of that concept better. I prefer fantasy.

zbg316101351d ago

Their strategy,

Step 1: Create a fantasy universe

Step:2 Turn that universe into the complete opposite, a sci-fi universe.

It sounds crazy, but the whole destiny universe looks good so far. Bungie is great when it comes to creating unique worlds.

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