Posted on September 8, 2014, Ron Whitaker Where’s the GameFront Destiny Review?
We know that Destiny is one of the most anticipated games of the year for many of you. If you wonder how popular it is, consider that 4.6 million people played in its beta test. Activision launched the Destiny servers this morning, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to release a review.
We have not had a chance to play Destiny as a final product, and from what Bungie said in its weekly update on Friday, that was a conscious choice. Community Manager DeeJ writes in the update,
“Without a vibrant population for the last safe city on Earth, and Guardians roaming the wild frontiers, Destiny is a shadow of what it should be. That’s not how we wanted to submit for review.
We explored several options to populate the world for reviewers. Our team estimates it would take thousands of gamers to ensure each potential public space in Destiny would be populated – that every activity would be accessible at all hours of the day and night. Where on Earth would we be able to find thousands of gamers?
The answer, again, is you.
So, reviews of Destiny will wait for your arrival. On day one, you’ll be rubbing elbows with the pageant judges, so look sharp. Who knows, you may end up on one of their live streams. They may end up on one of yours, too!”
Obviously, this means our review isn’t ready. It likely won’t be ready for a while, as we’ll want to spend lots of time with the title in order to fully evaluate it. That said, we’ll keep you posted on how our playthrough is going, and you might even see some of it on our Twitch channel. You can follow us on Twitter if you want to be notified when we’re going to stream.