Bungie, the original creators of the Halo franchise and Activision, the creators and publishers of Call of Duty have now fully unleashed the world’s most pre-ordered new game IP in history across the land – Destiny has launched! Famous fans of the game that include Olympic medallist Anthony Joshua MBE, Manchester United footballer Ashley Young, rapper Professor Green and England Rugby star Danny Care attended the star-studded UK launch last night on London’s Southbank.
Destiny has won over 180 awards and nominations in total, setting the stage to become one of the biggest entertainment launches of the year and the next big blockbuster franchise in gaming. In July, over 4.6 million people tested Destiny in what became the biggest console beta of this console generation. Millions are expected to start playing the full game today.
Bungie’s President, Harold Ryan commented – “Destiny is the game we’ve always wanted to make… We’ve dreamt of this universe for years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to swing open the doors and let fans shape this experience as they tell their unique stories in the game…”
In addition to the launch of the game, the Destiny Expansion Pass is available for purchase that will extend the Destiny adventure after launch with two expansions containing brand new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas as well as a wealth of all new weapons, armour and gear to earn. The Expansion Pass is available at a suggested retail price of £34.99, with Expansion I and Expansion II to be priced individually at £19.99 when they launch. Expansion I will launch in December, with Expansion II following.
In Destiny, you are cast as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. You will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating your own legend as you and your friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of your adventures you will become more powerful, able to wield rare and exotic weapons, gear and super abilities. In addition to the story campaign, you can take your unique character into any co-operative or competitive activity, including the ability to compete with or against your friends in The Crucible, Destiny’s competitive multiplayer mode featuring numerous playlists and maps spanning diverse environments across the galaxy.