Destiny’s Character Customization Explained

At GDC this year, Bungie explains that Destiny will allow players to enhance and customize their characters to a whole new level, “offering an ambitious number of skins, armor, weapons and other items for players to work with.” Check out the full article here.   Bungie’s technical art lead Scott Shepherd discussed the work going into Destiny‘s extensive character creation system. Characters’ bodies are broken into four “slots”: the head, chest, arms and legs. Throughout Destiny, players will be able to collect new pieces that can be equipped into these slots. Shepherd said the development team is working to create

Bungie Weekly Update 3.21.14

Read Bungie’s Weekly Update below, or check out the full version on Bnet. [divider] This week at Bungie, we were honored to host a very special guest. It’s always nice to take the long way when you need to get to the other side of the studio. This place is wonderful for wandering. Every screen is another window into a fascinating world. Even the shortest distance between two points might offer a glimpse at something brand new, unexpected, and amazing. Yesterday, Parsons caught me window shopping, and pointed me in the right direction with a helpful emote. “Go that way.

Facial Tech in Destiny

Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters. Faceware’s markerless motion capture system was previously used on Halo: Reach. The product line uses video to capture every detail of an actor’s face, and computer vision software to transfer that performance quickly to digital characters, giving Bungie’s artists a detailed first pass to which they can then add greater detail to their characters. The ease

The Lore of Destiny

It may be hard to believe, but Bungie’s Destiny has been in the works ever since the time of Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST. ‘Destiny Awaits’ read the poster plastered to the street-side wall in ODST, a Destiny teaser that preceded the games announcement by almost three years. Following that, Bungie’s suspect trademark of the ‘Bungie Aerospace’ domain kept us all wondering even more, before an official announcement set in stone Destiny’s origin back in late 2011. This may be Bungie’s first ever foray into creating a game that is more parts RPG than it is FPS, but if

Shrikes on Demand

Recently the Destiny twitter account tweeted that players will be able to summon their personal shrike on demand to travel quickly. Learn more about the Shrike vehicle here. In addition to this, the Destiny twitter also stated that players will be able to easily analyze the components of another guardian’ s build. I like this addition because it doesn’t leave you wondering what other guardians have equipped.

Weekly Update 3.14.14

Read Bungie’s full Weekly Update below, or check it out on Bnet. [divider] This week at Bungie we… We… You know what? I’m not completely sure. I’ll be completely honest with you, weekly reader. Last night, I wrote these words in the window seat of an aeroplane. Again. Yeah, I know. And, it’s not the last – not by a damn sight. Don’t worry. I’m not about to placate you with stories about airport security. This week was an easy jaunt. Los Angeles was our Destination. By comparison to recent missions, this one felt like it was just on the

Destiny PS4 TV Spot

Last night, Playstation aired a new “Sharing is caring” TV spot featuring Destiny gameplay. While most of the footage is considered old, there is a scene or two which we haven’t seen before. Thanks to PoK3R_FaC3D on reddit for submitting the link. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTXN9uCd0mw’] What’s new is the scene where we see three guardians sitting and enjoying the view, as well as the scene with the guardians on their Shrikes. This seems to confirm both the sitting emote as well as the pointing emote while riding in vehicles.