Activision-Blizzard reported Wednesday that the game hauled in more than $500 million on its first day, making it the industry’s biggest new game franchise in history.
Bungie’s “Destiny” hits stores Tuesday. And while analysts have high sales expectations for the game—and players have even higher hopes for the quality of play—it is Activision that has the most riding on the title.
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage’s “so bad, it’s campy” reading of the already-dumb line “That wizard came from the moon” was a standout part of the game’s early trial. And while people still widely praised the game as a whole, the gaming world – as it’s wont to do – fixated on that line, which quickly took on a life of its own.
The developer has announced that a beta of the game will kick off in 10 days for PlayStation owners, with Xbox owners getting their chance to play a week later.
With retail brick-and-mortar sales of new video games down 30 percent year to date, few analysts — and even fewer investors — have much faith that things will rebound into positive territory this year.
Even with heavyweights like “Halo 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” hitting stores this holiday season — and the launch of a new Nintendo console system — the hole seems too big to escape. But when it comes to 2013, things are a bit more optimistic.
The legendary musician has announced he’s presently working with game developer Bungie on an unannounced project, which is widely expected to be the company’s new game (currently codenamed Destiny).
The company’s new title, codenamed “Destiny,” is scheduled to hit store shelves next fall, and should be playable on both the Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s still officially unannounced next-generation system.