Will Activision's Destiny Be the Hottest Thing in Gaming?

Posted by David Konow

Activision has a new game, Destiny, and the company’s really high on it. In fact, there’s a lot of hype right now telling us that this could be one of the biggest games ever.

Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activison, has even crowed to the press that Destiny will be the “best-selling new video game IP in history” and it has “the potential to be [Activision’s] next billion-dollar franchise.” 
 
So what exactly is this game that’s allegedly going to be the hottest thing since sliced bread? According to its wiki page, Destiny is a first person shooter set in a “mythic science fiction” setting. Looking at the graphics, it looks a bit like Halo, and like a lot of stories these days, it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world. (The protagonists of the game, The Guardians, are protecting the last city on Earth.)
 
Destiny is due for release on September 9, and we’ve seen some major successes in gaming in the last quarter of the year, like Call of Duty. So is  Destiny destined to be the biggest thing in gaming? Along with all the other developments in gaming this year, we’ll be watching closely.