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Destiny aiming to appeal to 'all skill levels'

"If you have the basic coordination to play a shooter, you can experience all Destiny has to offer," Bungie co-founder Jason Jones explained.

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First-person shooters aren't exactly the most accessible genre in the market. Even multi-platinum franchises like Halo and Call of Duty skew relatively "hardcore." However, Bungie wants to appeal to an even larger audience with Destiny, and plans on doing so by making it accessible for even novice gamers.

"If you have the basic coordination to play a shooter, you can experience all Destiny has to offer," Bungie co-founder Jason Jones explained. "All core activities can be able to be enjoyed by a novice player, even as we we get into those complex six-player activities, like raids."

The motivation to create an accessible game comes precisely from the game's scope. Repeatedly touted as Bungie's biggest game ever, it's clear that the team wants as large an audience to appreciate what they've created. "We want everybody that wants to play to be able to play Destiny. We spent all this time building this great experience. Why should we do anything less?"

Jones says that the team is streamlining the experience to make it far more accessible to new players. "Destiny knows you're tired, impatient, and distracted... [Players] don't want to work hard, they don't want to read, they don't want to go on the internet to figure out our bull----. They want to be entertained, they want to become heroes, they want to feel things they don't feel in their everyday lives. So our core experience has to be delivered as simply and directly as possible," Jones explained.

Of course, Jones admits that "it's easy to make a game accessible." However, keeping both novice and experienced players engaged will be far more challenging. "What's hard is keeping it interesting for your advanced players when you do that. We're going to succeed, because we're advanced players. We play our own game all the time. We'd go crazy if it was anything less than fun," Jones said.

"Destiny must be enjoyable to all skill levels."

From The Chatty

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    February 17, 2013 6:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Destiny aiming to appeal to 'all skill levels'.

    "If you have the basic coordination to play a shooter, you can experience all Destiny has to offer," Bungie co-founder Jason Jones explained.

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      February 17, 2013 6:46 PM

      FEW!

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      February 17, 2013 6:51 PM

      Hmm interesting, they are not making Destiny for just the very small percent of pro players? Shocking. Totally news worthy.

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        February 17, 2013 9:58 PM

        They didn't say that. They said they're skilled players and it's rare that a developer has a skill level on par with pubstars let alone players who go to events.

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      February 17, 2013 6:57 PM

      So, is it going to be successful, or is it going to be Brink?

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        February 18, 2013 10:51 AM

        Tough to tell from the concept art. LOL

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      February 17, 2013 7:16 PM

      Hmm wasn't blizzard aiming for the same thing with Diablo 3? Let's hope they do a better job.

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      February 17, 2013 8:02 PM

      "If you have the basic coordination to play a shooter, you can experience all Destiny has to offer"

      Looks it's not offering much, then. 100% pass.

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      February 18, 2013 12:48 AM

      Sounds positively unappealing to me. How hard is it to play a fps?

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      February 18, 2013 3:52 AM

      Can't wait for the handsfree kinect option. "Kinect KILL HIM"

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      February 18, 2013 3:58 AM

      Unlike all those other shooters I am just unable to play because how do I used controllers

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      February 18, 2013 4:20 AM

      DestinyNews.com

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      February 18, 2013 4:26 AM

      Sounds shallow.

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        February 18, 2013 8:00 AM

        What's to be expected from the developer of Halo?

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          February 18, 2013 10:59 AM

          same developer of ONI hmmmm.