9 MMO and Multiplayer Games to Look Forward to at E3 2017
Destiny 2 is an upcoming MMOFPS developed by Bungie, Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios, that will be the sequel of the well-known 2014’s Destiny. Destiny 2 will be released on September 8, 2017 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, while PC version will be publlished by Blizzard (the first external game to be available through Battlenet).
From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Destiny 2 will not take a dramatically different approach from the original Destiny, and it will mostly be a refinement of the original version.
Although the long awaited reveal trailer didn’t show any gameplay elements, we’ve learned that The City has fallen under the siege of Ghaul, the brutal leader of a new force called the Red Legion, and that humanity, or what remained from it, was pushed out of its last safe heaven.
Bungie said that Destiny 2 will provide “a story you can relate to” and that you will finally get to care about the characters that will shape your destiny. The game will start with the Cabal invasion of Earth, a memorable battle where you will get the chance to fight alongside Commander Zavala, the Titan Vanguard and other well-known leaders that aren’t just some serving quest givers NPCs anymore.
As with the original Destiny launch, at the beginning, Destiny 2 will feature four different settings, including Earth, but fear not as you will be exploring a new version of Earth. The other locations are: Titan – a moon of Saturn, Io – a moon of Jupiter, and a planetoid called Nessus. Bungie also stated that at the beginning, none of the locations presented in Destiny will return to the sequel.
These new worlds will offer more activities and a larger play space. Character’s that you’ll meet in the world will now send you on side missions called Adventures, where new encounters awaits you with different mechanics and rewards, or challenge you to conquer new dungeons known as Lost Sectors.
Old features will also be present but they will be augmented with new systems and challenges. To avoid splitting the population, this time we will only have one social space. The Farm, located near the European Dead Zone, is humanity’s new home on Earth, following the Tower’s destruction.
The new Travel System will allow players to travel directly between planets without jumping back and forth on the orbit, saving a lot of time. In Destiny 2 all you have to do is open up the Director, where all the destinations and activities are listed, and choose where you want to go or what you want to do next.
In terms of classes, it seems like we are not getting any new ones, but some subclasses are being replaced. Bungie revealed the Sentinel Titan – a subclass geared towards defense and close combat, Dawnblade Warlock – a subclass specially designed for aerial combat, and the Arcstrider Hunter – a subclass focused on different acrobatic moves.
There are more changes coming to Destiny 2 so be sure to check the official site and keep an eye on the E3 announcements that we will cover here, at 2p.