Now that Destiny, Bungie's world-spanning online collaborative shooter epic, has broken cover it seems that we won't be short of information between now and the game's eventual release. Following the game's official reveal, and it's appearance as part of SONY's PlayStation 4 conference, the team has taken to its blog to answer questions from the fans.
So, is the game for current consoles or next generation machines? Both, is the answer. "We've been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning," says Bungie. "While we can't get into the minute technical details of each console, we're fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on. Currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360."
Bungie also talked a little about its working relationship with publisher Activision - "Their passion for games has been apparent every step of the way" - and nimbly avoided the small matter of a definite release date: "That's definitely one of those questions we can't answer."
In a separate interview over at Destructoid, the developer has also addressed the question of how former Beatle Paul McCartney came to be involved in the game's soundtrack, with the revelation that the pop legend sought Bungie out rather than the other way around, after having his interest in games piqued by The Beatles Rock Band. What he won't be doing is supplying his traditional guitar pop songs. "He actually wants to get involved in how themes are worked into the game," reveals Bungie's music man Marty O'Connell. "How melodies and motives can be an emotional touch point for people as they're playing the game, and we're really collaborating on this."
Destiny is slated for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 some time in the next year.