Destiny 3 might be in growth at Bungie, based on a sequence of rumors that lately hit Reddit. According to dependable Destiny leaker AnonThe9 (by way of PC Gamer), “The development is starting right now.” The Redditor additionally mentioned that Bungie veterans Chris Barrett and Luke Smith are concerned with the mission.
In a for much longer thread of leaks, AnonThe9 additionally revealed that Destiny 3 will enable gamers to make use of Darkness skills. Up till this level, Guardians have solely been in a position to make use of the Light from the Traveler for his or her particular skills. The addition of Darkness may imply this potential sequel may have a complete new set of powers by no means earlier than seen within the sequence. It additionally raises the query whether or not gamers will have the ability to play as characters not affiliated to the Guardians for the reason that Darkness is often channeled by the villains of the sport.
AnonThe9 additionally teased that sure open-world sections within the sport will characteristic PvPvE gameplay. PvP and PvE have been largely saved separate within the first two Destiny video games, though Destiny 2‘s latest Gambit multiplayer mode does characteristic a mixture of each. Could this mode be testing the waters for complete areas of Destiny 3?
“Think more about it like fight for a territory, where PvP its there for a reason and not for griefing the heck out of people,” AnonThe9 defined when requested if the PvPvE areas can be just like The Division‘s Dark Zone space.
AnonThe9 mentioned that Destiny 3 can even broaden closely on the sequence’ RPG components, though the Redditor did not go into a lot element about that. He hinted that Destiny 3 is being developed for hardcore RPG followers.
“D2 vanilla was [Bungie’s] thought from starting. The ‘reboot’ didnt change that, the sport was born to be for casuals,” AnonThe9 mentioned. “If D3 will actually have the thought they need to implement, belief me, a number of Guardians who play 2 hours per week will abandon the sport. They are going balls out with the rpg stuff…Just know that D3 shall be much more ‘hardcore-y’ than Forsaken. And lastly they will push the rpg aspect of the sport.”
It’s essential to notice that Destiny followers ought to take all this info with a grain of salt. Bungie hasn’t detailed what’s subsequent for Destiny 2 past the remaining Year 2 content material. At the second, the studio has a 10-year deal by 2024 with writer Activision for the unique publishing rights to all Destiny content material. If a 3rd sport is within the works, we would count on the studio to make the announcement someday in 2019 for a possible 2020 launch.
Bungie additionally lately closed a $100 million take care of Chinese writer NetEase to supply a brand new sport for the writer. That sport is rumored to be known as Matter. If the Destiny 3 rumors are true, then Bungie goes to be fairly busy for the subsequent few years.
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