- Sony Senior Social Media Manager Sid Shuman
went hands-on today with Destiny on PS4, revealing the first PlayStation 4 details below.
To quote: Having spend several hours with a pre-release version of Destiny on PS4
, my sense is that Bungie's vision is no less than a complete rethink of how multiplayer shooters work.
Destiny is a deconstruction and reconstruction of a genre that has languished in sterile matchmaking lobbies for far too long.
If you don't have a particular agenda, Patrol is a good place to start. The Patrol structure is deliberately relaxed and freewheeling, with locations covering a large swath of exterior and interior spaces.
You can hunt for beacons to trigger side missions, or just blast enemies, collect loot, and explore at your own pace. Patrol missions seem to vary considerably, tasking you with everything from collecting uranium to interrupting mining operations and assassinating enemy leaders.
From time to time you'll cross paths with other Patrol players, sometimes in the form of dynamic "social events" that pit you against a bigger challenge.
It's always optional: Tag along with the new guy, or hop...