Are you the type of person that can get really attached to the characters you’ve made in a video game? Can you not get enough of the Destiny Beta? If that sounds like you, then IGN has news that’s gonna make you smile. According to Roger Wolfson (a Bungie engineer) your characters will survive to see the sequels.
To quote Wolfson;
“Our goal for Destiny is that each time you play it, you’re going to have a different experience. Not just because of the social interaction, and the fact that you can play with different people, but because your character is growing and will have different ways of playing the same content every time you go back and replay it.
“Let’s say Destiny 2 and Destiny 3 are out, and we have new players joining the fun. They want to play those new games alongside those who have been playing Destiny from the beginning.
“We want to ensure they won’t feel like they’re four years behind. And then, if they want to, they’ll be able to go back and pick up the old content on their same character. So we’ve done a lot of planning for how that’s going to work, to not make people feel like they have years worth of levelling up to do.”
Picking apart Wolfson’s words a bit, it sounds like Bungie has grand plans. From what I understand, you’ll be able to take your fresh character back and forth between the older and newer Destiny titles. This concept is fairly unique due to the fact that it sounds like Bungie is allowing you to take new characters back into the older titles, and not just older characters into newer titles.
On top of that news, Wolfson also explained why Destiny isn’t cross-generational in terms of consoles (such as PlayStation 3 owners playing with PlayStation 4 owners). The reasoning was laid it in a very understandable manner, characters appear as two pixels wide on the PlayStation 3 but are four on the PlayStation 4. Bungie didn’t want to give one generation any kind of advantage over the other.
This is kind of awesome. The concept of being able to take your character back and forth through the titles is very interesting, though I wonder how it would work. For example, the reason that Pokémon only lets you take your mons up in generations is because there’s always new attacks and Pokémon that weren’t programmed into the older ones. How is Bungie going to handle that? If anyone could pull it off, it would be Bungie. However a shame it is to not have cross-platform support, I understand their reasoning for if they want Destiny to go MLG or something like that.