Activision: Destiny Will Become The Best-Selling New IP in History

MrHide-Patten

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The Halo lightning isn't going to strike twice, farewell Bungie I hardley knew the... because you made Xbox games. Is there really anything innovative about this game really, because I havn't heard about it, only that it's' "tots good man"?
 

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I'm going to ignore Bobby this time and actually focus on the game itself, you know trying not to let Activision and bobby automatically smear what hope I have for this game like many have done so already.
 

Canadamus Prime

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A little presumptuous, wouldn't you say. The game isn't even out yet and he's already expecting it to become the best selling new IP[/i}. Which incidentally means he's already got plans to milk it for all it's worth before he even knows for sure that it'll be successful.
Flutterguy said:
How many of you are all of a sudden willing to look into Destiny to see if it is worth buying?

Well played Kotick.
Nah, I'll pass.
 

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1. It's Activision;
2. It's console exclusive;
3. It's Bungie, and they haven't made a game I've been interested in since Myth;
4. Kotick has a mouth, and therefore I must scream;
5. Hype pisses me off.

No thanks.
 

Nazulu

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The best selling game following every single popular trend. The usual corporate master plan we all know, which means we've probably played many games that are similar.

Fuck fastest selling! I want to hear from artists who want to blow our mind with something different, and not rely on fucking motion controls and other gimmicks.

Though, I'm happy they're trying a new IP instead of raping classic franchises we know of for being something special.
 

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Well at least it's better than the company having no faith in their product.

In terms of creating hype, they'd be better off spreading the word about what this game actually is. So far all I've heard is the title and if I haven't heard a lot about it, neither will a significant proportion of the buying public. You have to explain why your game is going to be a big deal. Anyway, there are other games like Watchdogs that seem to project a clearer idea of what they will be, as well as having more hype behind them...
 

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Flutterguy said:
How many of you are all of a sudden willing to look into Destiny to see if it is worth buying?

Well played Kotick.
Probably not many since no one likes Kotick and him opening his mouth to say anything usually sends people running screaming to do the opposite.

Plus I just never liked any of the Halo games so I couldn't care less about the new thing Bungie is doing. Sorry.
 

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Was Angry Birds a new IP at its time? Yes, I think it was. Good luck topping that most recent of game buying crazes. I don't even think that one is a record, so no Kotick, waaaaaaay off target.
 

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Initially I thought "Well, that makes sense." Since it will piggyback on Halo fans, and being released on all the platforms. Add that to the different market for buying videogames we have now, vs the past, and sure thing, why couldnt it be a shoe in for best selling new IP in history.

And then I saw the sales figures for Mario and Tetris. Damn. Scratch all that deductive work, those are some impressive figures.
 

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I know I'm definitely buying it, its one of the games i bought a PS4 for. Say what you will about Bungie but their games are always high quality in the polish department. Whether the gameplay clicks with you is another story.

Destiny is something I've followed closely since I found out about it and I hope it does as at least half as good as this guy thinks it will. Best-selling new IP EVAR is a big stretch but I think it should do well. People seem ignorant of the number of things about this game that aren't just 'generic fps'.

I'm biased to hell though since Halo is like my favourite shooter of all time.
 

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This is by Activision, so no go for me and for good reasons. They're already on my blacklist as well as EA and WB are.
 
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First off people, sorry for the late reply. Long weekend and all that.

AliasBot said:
Grouchy Imp said:
Flutterguy said:
I'll pass. I was quite interested in Destiny until Bungie said in a pre-release statement about six months ago that it would be set as a persistent online world. Lost all interest as soon as I read that.

OT: So Kotick is already referring to Destiny as a franchise before the game is even out? Wow. The IP hasn't even sold one copy and this guy is already dreaming about how best to milk it.
It was created with a franchise in mind: one of the vidocs (or some video) for it mentioned that the game plan was to have the game develop over the course of its life (one of those constantly-evolving world sorts of claims), then have that be the foundation for the next released installment, or something like that. I'd have to find the video to remember exactly what they claimed.
I think an IP being developed from the start as a franchise is still pretty bad, to be honest. Why not create three or four IPs and then flesh out the one that customers like best, rather than deciding in advance 'this is the IP we're gonna ram down everyone's throat'?

Plus it implies (although by no means guarantees) a certain lack of closure, a kind of built in 'To be continued...' tag into the plot-writing that means people who become invested in the main story will be strung out for sequel after sequel.

KingsGambit said:
Grouchy Imp said:
Flutterguy said:
>snip<
Couldn't agree more. I'd say it was another "Amalur" train wreck in the making, counting chickens before they hatch and whatnot, but at least Bungie have a track record.

Also to add, it's not even coming to PC so that's a huge chunk of gamers (and gamers who like shooters), who couldn't play it even if they wanted to.
According to an article on the Destiny website the IP is already geared for four biannual games and is slated to set Activision back a cool $450,000,000. That's a hell of a lot of chickens.

RicoADF said:
Grouchy Imp said:
Same here, the whole "it'll be the best game ever until we turn the servers off and make your disk into a coaster" kinda killed any interest in it for me.
Yep. The current trend of charging gamers to essentially rent a user-license rather than buying an actual game isn't an attractive one.