Destiny: No NPC Companions, Crafting Detailed, New Gameplay Footage Soon
The upcoming beta will also be Bungie’s biggest yet.
Bungie has dropped a ton of new details about its upcoming online shooter Destiny in the new Community Mailsack and spoke about the upcoming beta, the presence of AI companions and much more.
On that last note, you won’t have any AI companions in Destiny. There will be NPCs but each ally is another player. “Why would you want to recruit a Non-Player Character, when the world of Destiny is populated with Guardians? Every hero from the last safe city on Earth will be driven by a living, thinking player with a racing pulse and an itchy trigger finger. You’ll come across characters bound to the software, of course, but your allies will be the other players who join you on your adventures.”
The beta will also be Bungie’s biggest yet. It will serve “Enough to tell us what we need to know, but not so much that you’ll be left with no more worlds to conquer. Ever served Bungie as a beta tester? This will be the biggest proving grounds we’ve ever opened up to you before we were go for final launch.”
As for crafting in the game: “The Tower will be a place where you can restore and upgrade your weapons and gear. Some of the loot you capture on your missions will be items that you can equip or wield. Other treasures that you reap from the action you sow will be raw materials that you need to upgrade your inventory. The best thing is that your rewards will be pre-destined. The fates know what you need, and your fortunes will favor the brave.”
There will also apparently be some new footage of Destiny “soon”.
Destiny is currently slated to release on September 9th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4.