In Bungie’s latest “mail sack”, a periodic feature article that covers Bungie news and popular fan questions, the company revealed that their newest development, Destiny, would have a completely optional Multiplayer. In the article, the author of Bungie’s mail sacks answers a fan’s question regarding whether or not both hardcore MMO players and solo RPG gamers will enjoy Destiny’s gameplay. He states that,
Video games matter to people for very different reasons. Players who come from expansive universes found in MMOs might enjoy exploring our worlds…[while] RPG players will be able to invest pretty deeply in their character, assuming their aim is true enough to earn the rewards they’ll need to earn new loot, weapons, and gear.
As for playing solo, this question still comes to us a lot, and we’re happy to answer it again. The company you keep, the challenges you tackle, the war you wage will all be products of the choices you make. If you never want to have a cooperative or competitive experience in Destiny, and if you want to experience every cinematic in private, you’ll have the option. We believe you’ll be having way less fun, and we think you may find it really difficult to resist the pull of our cooperative vortex, but when we say we’re building activities for every mood, that includes players who don’t want to party up.
His response does not, however, detail exactly how a player would be able to limit themselves to a single-player experience. It also doesn’t address the difficulty difference for a player enjoying the game by themselves compared to a group of players playing the game cooperatively. Will the difficulty adjust according to the number of players present, or will it remain the same? For now, we may just have to wait for more Destiny updates via Bungie, or wait until the game’s 2014 release for further details.
How do you feel about Destiny’s optional Multiplayer aspect? What do you hope to see in Bungie’s newest release? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
Thanks to the Official Xbox Magazine and Bungie for most of the information used in this article.
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