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Posted on February 17, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Sunday afternoon, the press embargo for Destiny's official reveal was lifted and Bungie released the first ViDoc. I gathered a bunch of what I thought would be important facts and weeding out details that'll be reiterated over the next several months before an anticipated holiday 2013 release.

Last Tuesday when I realized what the ARG was all about (desktop backgrounds and the information release from Sunday), the first question that popped into my head was why Bungie would want to put out a major reveal a few days before the anticipated PlayStation 4 reveal on the 20th. It all started coming together when I went to PlayStation's YouTube account as they uploaded the ViDoc which was released only hours before.

 

Bungie, the once exclusive Microsoft developer, is going to have a game released on a Sony gaming console for the first time since 2001. Depending on what is revealed at Sony's press conference on Wednesday, there could be an obvious reason. As I was going through more game media information about Destiny, I came upon Jeff Gerstmann's, from Giant Bomb, thirty-six minute video breaking down and giving his opinion of the information reveal for Destiny. He told YouTube that Bungie employees were confused why the game wasn't being shown to all the press since they've traveled from all over the country just to get such information. Developers and game testers said they've been playing the game for weeks but couldn't understand why they weren't being shown anything.

With dozens of confirmed inside reports from Sony to the gaming media that the PlayStation 4 will get announced at the event on Wednesday, what is a better way of introducing the event other than revealing the console but showing the world that the creators of Halo are going to be making a game on their console. I anticipate the New York City event on the 20th will begin with a Destiny presentation that will feature gameplay that wasn't seen in the first Destiny ViDoc. During last week, Sony must have contacted Bungie asking them to hold some of the pomp and circumstance as the non-executives at Bungie weren't informed of the downgrade of the reveal. Honestly though, all of this information is based off what I've heard and gathered from different media outlets while putting together a possible business plan that Sony might want to use for their conference come Wednesday.

Do you guys think Bungie coming to the PlayStation 2013 event will happen or is it just that Activision executives decided to axe the  major part of Destiny's first public unveiling?

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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