Just a few hours ago, Bungie, the studio behind the iconic Halo series, hosted a live stream in which they showed off some new gameplay footage of their upcoming first-person-shooter, Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 has four new worlds for players to explore either solo or with companions, each boasting new features. These include Adventures, shorter missions with self-contained stories, scattered enemy dungeons known as Lost Sectors that each have their own unique bosses and treasures, and optional, dynamic Public Events that players can join on the fly.
The game’s new Director will allow players to pick a landing zone and explore an area and its offerings, as well as allowing them to “seamlessly jump into other activities in game.”
Here’s the details on the four new areas:
Bungie also revealed some of Destiny 2’s multiplayer content, which includes a new game mode called Countdown. In this competitive, 4v4 mode, one team tries to plant a bomb and then defend it, while the other team tries to stop them. Players will only be able to revive a fallen teammate by using a Revive Token, and Power Ammo will only be available to the player that pulls it.
Unlike the original game, Destiny 2 is set to release on PC as well as Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but instead of releasing on Steam, Activision will forgo Valve’s distribution platform in favour of Blizzard’s Battle.net service. The PC version of the game will feature 4K support, unlocked framerates, and full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said: “We're pleased to support Destiny 2 as the first non-Blizzard game on our platform, and we look forward to joining fellow Guardians in their fight against the Red Legion."
Destiny 2 is out 8 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Let us know your thoughts on the livestream and new footage below.