Destiny: Choose your future

BY ALEX TEMPLETON (’17)

“Destiny” made over $500 million dollars first day, making it the best-selling new video game IP of all time, according to Activision Blizzard.

Could this new game be revolutionary? Could this be the next name franchise such as “Call of Duty” or “World of Warcraft”? A lot of people think so. The number of people who bought this game first day is remarkable and truly unbelievable.

I personally bought this game on Sept. 9 and it was amazing. Everything about this game lived up to the hype it was receiving.

The graphics are not amazing when it comes to being a game for both the current generation and next generation consoles. The game has an addictive feature to it, similar to a good book. After every level they leave you hanging and all you want to do is play more and more. The multiplayer aspect of the game is extremely different: the movement aspects, the way you earn gear, and how you level up. Overall the game blew me away for such an early game in the next gen set of games.

“Destiny” is made by the same producers of “Halo” and “Bungie,” which is very clear. The game resembles “Halo” in a lot of aspects and that is exactly what some people are looking for: another “Halo 3.” But some are looking for something new, and Destiny definitely has this too. Destiny plans to tell a story over the next ten years.

People are saying that “Destiny” will become the next big franchise in the gaming industry.

“’Destiny’ is officially the biggest new franchise launch in our industry’s history,” CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg said. “It’s also the highest-selling day one digital console release in history. We have more confidence than ever that ‘Destiny’ will become one of the iconic franchises of this generation, and Activision’s next billion dollar brand.”