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Bigger than Halo? (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Saturday, August 02, 2014, 17:12 (2638 days ago) @ narcogen

From this week's BWU:

"Our favorite achievement is the concurrency statistic. At its peak, the Destiny Beta became the most simultaneously played Bungie game of all time. There were more people online at the same time to play Destiny than any other game in our history. The Beta was more played than even final versions of previous Bungie games."

None of that, of course, guarantees that Destiny will be bigger than Halo, but it's also hard to look at the Beta statistics and say, "well, this isn't going to be as big as Halo."

Bigger in terms of numbers. And in gigabytes.

But what about bigger in terms of design influence? Halo was hugely influential in pushing the standards for console first person shooters. Destiny doesn't really feel to do that so much, but rather it mishmashes existing systems.

What about bigger in terms of cultural influence?

What about bigger in terms of page size and number of articles on the applicable .isnotcanon.net?


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