Destiny came, saw & conquered the retail market. Activision has announced today that Destiny has grossed over $325 million over its launch week making it the most successful launch of a new franchise. Ever. Keeping in mind that Destiny had a $600 million budget making this announcement much more impressive.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing stated “Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That’s on part with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty games, which obviously is an industry leader.” Hirshberg then stated. “Millions of games are having a great time playing Destiny and can’t put down their controllers. And this is just the beginning. Destiny is a platform that will grow and evolve and we will continue to work closely with out partners at Bungie to bring a long line of new experiences and content to life in the game.”
At the time of this writing, Destiny sits at a metacritic score of 76/100 with complaints coming in regarding the lack of a story. Destiny is available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. It is expected to launch on PC sometime in the near future but a projected date has yet to be set.
Coming fresh out of the Tokyo Game Show in Japan, Bethesda has released another trailer to help drive hype for it’s new horror/survival game The Evil Within. The trailer (on Youtube) shows off a sample of the twisted and unexpected horror scenes you might see while playing through the game and is definitely not for the squeamish.
The Evil Within launches on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC on October 14th, 2014.
Bethesda announced that their upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within, will be receiving additional paid content. Players will also have the option to purchase a season pass to obtain all DLC as they come out.
As it stands, there are 3 add-on packs planned for after the game’s release. The first piece of downloadable content will give players the chance to play The Keeper (as seen above) in a variety of new missions to test your skills while the other two will expand on the story of The Evil Within as you play as Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ partner.
The season pass will be priced at $19.99 after the game launches on October 14th and will be made available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Sony has announced that The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 Bundle will be released in North America but only for those who live in Canada as this will be a Canadian Exclusive item.
This bundle was previously announced for the UK, following a leak from Amazon France which we reported on last month. The bundle will include a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered, a black 500GB PS4 system, and a Dualshock 4 controller for $449.99.
The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 Bundle will be released with the standalone version of the game on July 29th, 2014.
At E3 this year, Sony has announced that a white Playstation 4 console will be available exclusively in a bundle with Destiny when the game launches on September 9th; Although following the announcement, it appears that Sony does indeed have plans to release this console as a standalone variant.
In an interview with the french website, Game One, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the console would be available as a stand-alone sku later this year. Yoshida stated “In Europe we’re going to launch the bundle with Destiny on September 9th, but after that, later this year, we’re going to release the standalone white PS4 as well in Europe.”
Unfortunately, Sony has not shared any information regarding North American plans to release a stand-alone sku of the white console however we would expect to hear more once the holiday season approaches.
Source: Game One (Via IGN)