Destiny 2's coming out in September, and tonight, Bungie revealed gameplay footage for the first time.
Brand new footage of the game was livestreamed from 6pm tonight. If you missed it, fear not: you can watch it all at your leisure on Bungie's Twitch page. Now, I'm not the biggest Destiny fan. I dabbled a bit in the first one, largely won over by the fact that, for a while, Tyrion Lannister voiced a weird floating robot thing. It was alright. Shooting things in the face is always fun, to an extent, but then lots of games let me shoot things in the face. I never quite got what was so special about Destiny.
Yet, after seeing the big reveal of Destiny 2, I can't help but feel a little bit of excitement for what's to come. I expected more of the same – and in terms of gameplay, it likely will be – but in fact, it looks to have a hell of a lot more character to it. Characters have personalities, believe it or not. The brand new trailer for the game opens up with a joke. Jesus Christ.
But it's the environments that have won me over. Locations look much more varied, colourful, and packed with life. While we only got a very brief glimpse at a few of the new locations that Destiny 2 has to offer, it was a very promising brief glimpse indeed. Every location looks to be teeming with detail, and I'm actually looking forward to getting to delve into each one, exploring what they have to offer.
Take a look for yourselves, and feast your eyes on the glorious screenshots below. They're taken direct from the Twitch feed, mind, so they may not be the sharpest images, but they at least give you an idea of what kind of sumptuousness we're dealing with here.
So yes, well done Bungie. With a new set of worlds that look bloody glorious, you've managed to almost convert me, a non-believer, over to the ways of Destiny. Hell, I might even have to jump back into the first one now, after a few expansions, to see if I missed anything.
Destiny 2 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 8th September. Here's the full trailer, in case you missed it: