The Next Six Months Of Destiny

Without doubt, Destiny is one of the biggest games of this generation and Bungie still has plans for more content…

Since it’s release in September last year, Bungie has continued to release updates for their MMO shooter.The most recent update is that of Sparrow Racing, which is only available for the rest of the year so get racing now! In this week’s update, Bungie’s community manager Eric Osborne revealed what 2016 has in store, which will include new “events, activities, content, and features.”

The first of these early 2016 experiences will be on a scale close to Festival of the Lost. The second will be far larger than anything you’ve seen since the release of The Taken King. There’s also another significant update to the world and sandbox planned in this same window.

I do like when a studio continues to support their game and bring more content to gamers, but I wonder when Bungie will draw the line under this and start thinking towards a Destiny 2.

 

 

It is safe to say that the current generation of consoles (Xbox One & PS4) is a success. In response to recent question about whether or not the Xbox One will be Microsoft‘s final console, head of Xbox Phil Spencer has a pretty definitive answer:

“No… I fully expect that you’ll see another console from us. Our best customers are Xbox console customers, and I want to keep those people engaged both on the Xbox One and anything we might do in the future. I’m 100 percent committed to that.”

Not only am I happy to hear this, it makes perfect sense considering the growth the industry has had over the past few years. The next question that needs asking: ‘how long will this current generation be?’ Personally I can see it being much shorter than the PS3/Xbox 360 era, purely because the machines already seem underpowered in their efforts to run the more ambitious titles. I’m calling it now, 2019 will be the year!

Nintendo has already made it clear that they won’t waste time with their next console, the NX is expected to release next year. Is it possible that we may have just seen the next controller from Nintendo? In a filing originally made in June 2015, but only published now, the controller’s buttons can be assigned for specific purposes and can be altered to assist both left and right handed players. It will also project what’s on your TV screen onto the controller. Nintendo’s name isn’t actually attached to this patent, so it should be taken with a pinch of salt, the the five individuals are all Nintendo employees. I really hope Nintendo get it right this time round: No gimmicks, just focus on gaming — Sony has proved this is a recipe for success.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was a welcome return after last year’s efforts, and we now have the first DLC dropping next week. Titled Jack The Ripper, the add-on, which takes place after the events of the main game, follows protagonist Evie Frye as she tries to hunt down one of “history’s most mysterious killers.” Dropping on Tuesday December 15th, the DLC will cost you £12, or will be free if you’ve already purchase the £25 season pass. I look forward to getting this game for Christmas.

Closing this week’s news we details about the best selling digital PS4 games for the month of November. Here are the top five:

  1. Call Of Duty Black Ops III
  2. Fallout 4
  3. Need For Speed
  4. Star Wars Battlefront
  5. Rocket League

I guess it is no real surprise to see a Call Of Duty game topping the charts, especially at the game was available for the whole month — one week extra than Fallout 4. The big surprise is to see Rocket League still holding strong in the top five, beating out the likes of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and ever popular FIFA 16.

 

 

That’s it for today. Enjoy your weekend!

Matt