Destiny screenshot
Destiny screenshot

Bungie's new game engine – which powers the newly unveiled Destiny – has been in development for the past four years, and it promises to scale up to whatever new hardware comes our way in the next 10 years, says senior graphics architect Hao Chen.

"Over the last four years we have built a truly state of the art engine," Chen told OXM.

"It's by design multi-platform; it's highly multi-threaded, scales very well to the current generation and the future generation of hardware.

"We have a ton of new features, from our multi resolution terrain systems, to our forests and trees, to rivers and likes, to real time lighting, visibility, lots of cool technology and I could go on and on about them. Maybe one day I can give you an in depth review of all this cool technology."

Engineering lead Chris Butcher added that the engine is "fully multi-threaded for performance on all platforms, both for today and the next ten years".

"We have an entirely new graphics engine and a fully featured world builder that gives out artists more expressive power than they've ever had before."

Destiny is without a firm release date, but we do know it will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and future console platforms.

Source: OPM

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Gimpy's Avatar


This is what happens when Activision tells somebody to make something. The last time Activision put together a new engine for their big title was COD2. That's right, up until Ghosts hits, all of your COD games have been made on the same engine as COD2 was in 2005...and we won't see another new engine until the next console in 2023.

Activision doesn't care about game quality. They want cheap to make franchises that they can pump out and overprice...and people pay for them. It's sickening.

I'll be honest, watching the "story trailer" for this game had me interested but immediately I was raging at myself because that meant I was thinking positive towards something from Activision and Bungie.

The ideas are great, the people behind them mean it will be awful.
Posted 22:29 on 10 June 2013
munkee's Avatar


Bungie thinking they are guaranteed 4 Destiny games over the next 10 years shows they have become arrogant from the success of Halo.

This part will be a lot to do with Activision. Look at their previous franchises.
Posted 12:05 on 19 February 2013
TheLastProphet's Avatar


In my opinion Bungie have only ever made one good game - the original Halo, but they have allowed the financial success of the Halo franchise to go to their heads.
The Destiny project is far too ambitious, and Bungie thinking they are guaranteed 4 Destiny games over the next 10 years shows they have become arrogant from the success of Halo. What if the first game is a critical and financial failure? Why has it taken 4 years just to design the engine for the game? Why reveal the game when there is practically nothing to show of it? Why reveal it now, so far away from it's unknown release date? Will anyone still care about the game by the time it is finally released?
There are far too many unknowns about the game and the whole project in general, and ultimately I think we'll end up with a pretty looking generic FPS with none of the originality of other sci-fi games such as Mass Effect
Posted 12:01 on 19 February 2013

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