Despite being a huge fan of Bungie’s multiplayer work with the Halo series, I’ve sort of ignored the fact that Destiny will have a multiplayer component. I think that’s because the game seems to be really focused on being this RPG/Shooter/MMO style experience and that’s been the leading dot point. This video, part of IGN’s month long focus on Destiny, is a timely reminder that Destiny will have competitive multiplayer, and it will probably be pretty awesome.
Because when it comes to console shooters, Bungie might be the absolute masters of making shooting fun, particularly in a multiplayer context. You think of map design, you think of balance. Halo might still be the greatest console shooter of all time, and its multiplayer component was almost an afterthought. I’m hoping that, with a fresh slate on Destiny, Bungie is in the process of creating something spectacular — perhaps even something that will work on a competitive level.
Above is IGN’s simple multiplayer video, below is their developer diary. Both are well worth watching.