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Destiny "ViDoc" Appears As Embargo Ends

But there are rumblings that Bungie weren't really playing ball with the press.

I wanted Bungie’s first game after they left the Halo franchise to be something spectacular. It still could be, of course – it’s early days, but the ridiculously hyped reveal has turned over little more than the above video documentary.

Within the four minutes of video is a tiny slice of gameplay – hardly much to get our teeth into, especially as most of the juicy stuff was leaked a good few hours earlier. More odd is the rumour that Bungie didn’t actually show any of the press that got invited to see the game any gameplay.

Rev3’s Adam Sessler inferred that he was “told” about the game rather than shown it, which is odd, and GTTV’s Geoff Keighley claimed they saw “no gameplay”.

Still, whilst that little snippet of gameplay in the video doesn’t look that hot most are suggesting the game is around a year away anyway, so there’s plenty of time for the studio to get Destiny up the standard we’d like to see. Let’s hope we get a more confident showing at E3.

  1. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    Maybe they’ve bitten over more than they can chew?

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 22:08.
    • quinkill
      Since: Oct 2010

      or under…you never know!

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 22:16.
  2. Avenger
    Since: Oct 2012

    Honestly can’t be bothered. E3 please and some decent gameplay footage. Bungie can’t expect us to get excited over some concepts and discussion. I couldn’t care less about how the game gets pushed, I’d actually like to know about the damn game.

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 23:34.
  3. Takyu
    Since: Aug 2012

    I really excited about this game in terms of what Bungie say they have envisioned, and if they can pull it of it should be amazing. But as said, the lack of gameplay is a big disappointment, as it’s all very well being excited about a big new idea, but that can make the final outcome even worse if it doesn’t meet the high demands expected of it through it’s own hype (see Aliens: Colonial Marines).

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 23:39.
  4. FoxHoundGabe
    Since: Mar 2010

    MMO? meh..

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 23:50.
  5. Porcupine_I
    Since: Aug 2009

    Sounds to me like it was more Activisions idea to “show something” then Bungie really being ready to.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2013 at 06:22.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      Sounds about right to me.
      Maybe we get to see some footage on Wednesday but I’m putting my money on E3.

      Comment posted on 18/02/2013 at 09:01.
  6. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    i’m interested in the world they’ve created, i think a prequel that shows how the world ended up the way it did would be very interesting, be it novel, comic book or animated feature.

    also, it’d be good if this is something Bungie get to keep, not like Halo where they develop a monster franchise and it ends up belonging to somebody else because they bought them out.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2013 at 08:45.
  7. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    It all sounds terribly premature .. clean-up on the aisle of dreams.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2013 at 08:50.
  8. KeRaSh
    Since: Nov 2009

    Just skipped through the trailer and I think it actually looks pretty good. The short gameplay snipped looks very fluid.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2013 at 12:17.
  9. Kaminari
    Since: Jan 2010

    No way this gonna be released in October this year.

    Comment posted on 20/02/2013 at 04:44.

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