XBF Daily – Too many Spoilers? The future of Destiny
Do modern games give too much away in the weeks running up to release? As a huge Halo fan and someone who has been immersed in the wider fiction through books, comics and the various spin off’s i’ve found it very hard to avoid the spoilers floating around on social media the past few weeks. A good example is the use of YouTube streamers such as readyuplive.com and Halo Follower to actually stream gameplay from the campaign. I appreciate 343 want to raise the profile of the game as much as possible but it’s gone to far in my opinion keep that content the real storyline till the launch.
Of course multiplayer footage is different and i’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of Halo 5 since it was first shown off especially Warzone. The key difference between showing off campaign gameplay and Multiplayer is pretty obvious. Seeing action is fine, little bits here and there but Halo has always held back the majority of story elements whilst doing a good job of building hype and publicity. Trailers are purposely designed and edited in such a way to avoid the details but to plant that seed of curiosity and to get us hyped up for the game whereas these streams are just spoiling that sense of exploration that i persoannly find so important when i play a game, especially a Halo game.
How do you guys feel about spoilers?
A brief update on the New Xbox Experience and after a rather hefty update last week the Dashboard is certainly a little smoother and some of those rough edges are gone. I’ve been hugely impressed with what I’ve seen so far it’s a big, big improvement on the clunky, broken current Dashboard. I’ve still been having issues with the start-up time and Kinect certainly appears to be less accurate when using voice commands but no more UI crashes or anything serious. We’re due another build late this week or early next week which will include further performance enhancements and a fix for the odd video playback glitches some have experienced.
I’ve got a couple of questions for the #Destinerds out there.
Q. Would you prefer Bungie to bin the traditional 3 year development cycle in favour of more extra content like The Taken King?
Q. How would you like it priced?
I would actually like Bungie to break the mould and utilise that universe by following in the footsteps of WOW and the other long lived MMO type games and move to more regular content updates. Of all the console Shooters i think Destiny is in the best position to break new ground and follow the PC methodology. Games move on so fast these days with a new AAA game every few months it seems. Yearly releases of something equal is size to The Taken King would keep Destiny fresh and at the very top of everyone’s lists.
Let me know in the comments what you guys think & i’ll be back with more tomorrow work has been crazy busy the past week or 2.