After running the biggest ever console beta test for its new and highly anticipated Bungie Destiny game earlier this month. Bungie has this week revealed a few more details about the new Destiny game and its raiding and matchmaking features.
Unfortunately Bungie has revealed that the Destiny’s six person raids will not support the option for matchmaking with strangers and will only allow you to tackle these tougher Destiny missions with the help of friends as some can continue for a number of hours at a time.
Bungie Destiny will be officially launching on September 9th, 2014 and will be available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Bungie writer Luke Smith explained to the IGN
“It’s a bit of a risk,”-“Because the activity requires you to have a group of five other friends to play with…” “The activity is going to take you and your group of five buddies into a place that you’ve never been,” Smith explains. “A place that you will return to frequently. And it will demand of you things you’ve never even really been asked to do in a shooter before.”
“How do we make something that leverages all of the feelings of the raiding that we understand from a game like Warcraft or EverQuest: cooperation, relying on each other, teamwork, and how do you marry that with a game where you jump, shoot, have abilities, supers, grenades that you activate? How do we bring those things together, and then, on top of all that, create an activity where everyone in the activity has a job, they have a role?”
“It’s getting people together and getting them into a group and making your way down to the Vault of Glass and seeing what’s at the bottom of it – if you can get that far.”
Read the full interview with Bungie writer Luke Smith over on the IGN website.
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