There was lots to talk about at Sony’s PlayStation 4 E3 unveiling last night. First, we found out the PS4 won’t block used games, it won’t require an Internet connection, and it’ll cost about $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
But we were also given a closer look at one of the next generation’s most anticipated new games: Destiny. Developed by the same guys who brought us the Halo games (until Halo 4, which was produced by 343 Industries), Destiny is a first-person shooter that blends several different though equally intriguing worlds: so far, it looks one part Halo, one part Fallout, one part District 9. Nothing wrong with that.
The gameplay video runs about 12 minutes. It’s impressive, to say the least. The colors and lighting effects are stunning and clearly a step up from anything we’ve seen on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. True, it’s not a monumental change — in terms of visuals, this generational shift appears noticeably less dramatic than the last one — but it’s worth remembering this is a launch title, meaning games will increasingly adapt to the new technology as time goes on.
The video is presented as real gameplay, though I’m a tad skeptical — there are several blips and glitches that suggest this was a little more scripted than Bungie or Sony are letting on. Still, there’s no denying Destiny is shaping up to be one impressive FPS.