Sony confident in Destiny as a PS4 seller


By Geoffrey Tim on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Sony’s European boss Jim Ryan believes that the game that’ll most convince people to buy a PlayStation 4 is not a first party title, but rather Activision and Bungie’s Destiny. Speaking with CVG, Ryan said that there are many games that’ll help sell the PS4 coming this year, but the definitive one has to be bungie’s open-world shooter.


“If I had to pick one, it’d probably be Destiny. We’re partnered up with Activision on that. The intensity and depth that the two organizations are working at is something I’ve never seen before,” he said. “Both really want to make this work in a really serious way.

“The game is obviously multiformat so it will be out on Xbox One and 360, as it will be on PS3. But I think, certainly in our eyes, the main prize is the PS4 version of the game. We want to make that absolutely enormous.”

Much like with Watch Dogs, of which nearly 60% of its sales were on PlayStation 4, Sony’s nearly convinced the world that Destiny is a game to played on their new gen consoles.

A closed Destiny Alpha kicks off today for the lucky few who’ve received codes. We’ve got access to the Alpha, so we’ll let you know soon how the game’s shaping up, and remove that remaining air of mystery surrounding the shooter.

The PlayStation versions of the game will also pack in extra content that Microsoft’s consoles won’t be getting, which is starting to look like a bit of a running theme this generation.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Dutch Matrix

    But hang on a second: If this is going to be on Xbox 360 as well, why would I rush out to go buy a PS 4 to play this game?
    I’m confused…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Because it’ll be shinier.

      • Dutch Matrix

        Edward Cullen was shiny. I still prefer LeStat…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Could have been a worse choice I suppose…

  • Rinceinantici

    I have to say that I am getting excited about this game, damn it! I want now.

    • Tauriq Moosa

      If you on PS4, you and I must become friends.

      • Rinceinantici

        Become? :( You break mine heart!

        • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

          HAHAHAHA

        • Tauriq Moosa

          Meh.

    • JustAnotherGamer

      I still need to get a PS4 but this is the game that will get me to buy one.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Is MS pushing Destiny at all for the Xbox One? I don’t recall see them doing so during the course of my random internet meanderings. PS4 is hyping the crap out of it – so I’m not surprised people think that’s the main platform.

    • Rinceinantici

      “I don’t recall see them doing so” Need another coffee? *RUNS

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        MS advertising exposure is directly related to my coffee intake? I wield much power, but that would never have occurred to me. It seems so random. I didn’t see any adverts last night, now I wonder if that’s related to my Wimpy breakfast.

        • Rinceinantici

          No, it’s apparently directly related to your conjugations :P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I don’t know what that means, so I’ll just assume you agree with me.

    • FoxOneZA

      Are you saying people are sheep? XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’m more amazed when people aren’t sheep lol

    • https://twitter.com/andreferhelst Aries

      Honestly before this, i never knew it was multiplatform

  • Tauriq Moosa

    Sony is smart: They’ve got actual exclusives of the cover shooter variety – The Order, Uncharted – the Japanese cult obsession, depressed reality – Bloodborne – the family stuff, the younger kids stuff, the brilliant Indie stuff (oh my god No Man’s Sky), the racing stuff. But then to cover their bases, they use Bungie (who they’ve probably wanted after their brilliance in Halo), for FPS and social integration.

    Well done, Sony. You’ve covered your bases, you’ve solidified my purchase and, with that big, beautiful variety, secured future investment.

    • Langer

      Sony only has Destiny lined up for December. Destiny relies on servers to happen. Servers get overcrowded, Destiny goes BOOM!

      • Ir0nseraph

        Destiny releases in September and if your prediction comes true starting October the ps4 has the shadow of mordor,DriveClub,Hardline,AC Unity,a new COD,FC4,project cars and little big planet rolling in , some how I think I will be fine this holiday season.

        • FoxOneZA

          Drive Club and LPB3, lol.

          • Ir0nseraph

            LBP3

      • Tauriq Moosa

        It’s not out in December. It’s out in September. Sure. I’ve no doubt they’ll have server issues. But I don’t see what that means it will never be played or why it won’t sell PS4′s,

    • Rock789

      No Man’s Sky blew me away!!! Just wow! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Pieter Kruger

    Not sure about this game, almost too good to be true!? If it all somehow do come together I’ll be very pleased though! Please please live up to the hype!!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Even if it’s just “Borderlands in space” like people refer to it, it’ll be good.

    • FoxOneZA

      Destiny is a lazy mashup of Halo and Borderlands. Bungie really struggled putting Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach together that fans started to doubt the series.

    • JustAnotherGamer

      Of course you’re not sure about it, it’s not being pushed by MicroSuck.

  • Hammersteyn

    Space Wizards!

  • Pieter Kruger

    So, Bungie used the extra 10% secret sauce available on the Xbone to also get to 1080p?? Pixel counters rejoice! LOL!????

    • Guest

      If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate (less drops), less screen tearing, and better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.)

  • Mabenito

    Guys, when are we going to talk about The Division?.

    • Tauriq Moosa

      When we get to play it and when they let others play it and when they release actual details? :P

    • JustAnotherGamer

      Division is going to suck. It’s ubisoft. they’ll downgrade it till its a PS2 game

      • Mabenito

        They are using a new engine. I don’t think they’ll downgrade.

  • Pieter Kruger

    In related news: Pieter confident in Xbox One as a Destiny seller…..

    • FoxOneZA

      Does the box need Destiny after this line-up?

      • Pieter Kruger

        No, it does not my friend!! ????

        • Guest

          Pieter delusional about Xbox One as a Destiny seller.
          In related news: Wii U outsells Xbox One in the USA in May NPDs.

      • JustAnotherGamer

        Really shit line up. The xbox one really needs to get some good games.

    • Guest

      Pieter delusional about Xbox One as a Destiny seller.

      In related news: Wii U outsells Xbox One in the USA in May NPDs.

  • JustAnotherGamer

    No wonder the press is so anti-Destiny it’s being marketted and pushed by Sony. If it was Microsoft, it would have been called the next big-thing (lol TitanballFail). I really hate the media. Moneyhats everywhere.

  • https://twitter.com/andreferhelst Aries

    When you put up the review, put it with gameplay please

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