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Destiny release date: This is “only the beginning” says Bungie

With the Destiny release date finally upon us, Bungie has stressed that tomorrow is “only the beginning” for its new IP.

Speaking to Eric Osborne, Head of Community at Bungie, he confirmed the launch is just the major groundwork for Destiny.

You’ll get a great breadth of content at launch, but the idea is to continuously offer gamers fresh content, just as Rockstar Games is doing with GTA 5.
“We want to give you reasons to go back and give you fresh looks at it. These will continue to develop over time, as we figure out what players are asking for. How can we modify these things in a cool way,” said Osborne in a recent interview with TrustedReviews.

For those of you who played the Destiny beta, Osbourne said that the Moon is the smaller destination within the game. Mars is the largest and Venus was described as “pretty sizeable”.

“It’s not just about scope for us, even though these are the biggest spaces we’ve ever built in terms of geography. It’s about breadth of content that we’ve got in there as well that we want people to keep coming back to. Whether it’s to gather material, search for treasure chests, hang out with their friends, do some aero tricks, fight enemies, play multiplayer, do a Strike on a hundred difficulties.”

Players will no doubt want to be continually upgrading their character, modifying weapon loadouts, armour and other customisable details to give their Guardian the edge in battles, exploration and combat.

“It’s like they’re taking their character through all these different activities and they all matter. Whatever you’re choosing to do or whether you just want to do all of it, you’re earning weapons and gear and armour that will continue to make you look better, look different, look unique or change the way that you fight.”

And if you starting to become a little bored of what Destiny has to offer in the coming months, Bungie promises you’ll be rewarded with different missions, special conditions and challenges for story chapters or Strikes for example.

“Our hope that is players find that there is a big breadth of content that we’re building and, of course, for the long term we’ll be updating pretty much everything. This is really just the beginning for us and we’ll go from there.”

Destiny is scheduled for release on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9, with the PlayStation platforms treated to some exclusive content.

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