Destiny Can be Played Solo, Reiterates Bungie
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Destiny developer Bungie has reiterated that you can completely avoid the game’s multiplayer should you wish, but you’ll be missing out.

The upcoming game has an MMO-like structure with a strong multiplayer focus, but it is possible to just play through on your own.

Speaking in the latest edition of its Mail Sack blog, Bungie said, “As for playing solo, this question still comes to us a lot, and we’re happy to answer it again.

“The company you keep, the challenges you tackle, the war you wage will all be products of the choices you make.

“If you never want to have a cooperative or competitive experience in Destiny, and if you want to experience every cinematic in private, you’ll have the option. 

“We believe you’ll be having way less fun, and we think you may find it really difficult to resist the pull of our cooperative vortex, but when we say we’re building activities for every mood, that includes players who don’t want to party up.”

You can read our E3 preview of Destiny through here. The game is out on current and next-gen consoles in 2014.


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Comment #1 by skychotic
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 08:59:49 AM
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Whatever. I'll be very happy to play this on my own. Kudos to them for giving the gamer the option.

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Comment #2 by Leviathan v2
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:01:21 AM
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Like borderlands. I didn't like how playthrough 2 and 3 are really tough playing solo. It's good bungie is making it playable

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Comment #3 by AHA Skywalker
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:01:54 AM
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Can't wait for this game. 2014 is shaping up to be quite the year

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Comment #4 by jattflexa
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:02:30 AM
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Playing on ur own is never as fun a playing
With someone else e.g a beautfiul woman
Nevertheless In Bungie We Trust

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Comment #5 by Zenka The Myth
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:09:59 AM
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No shit! What game isn't better with coop?

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Comment #6 by UltimateAuron32
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:16:55 AM
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@2 dunno what character your playing as but i found UVHM to be tough, but certainly not as hard as it feels your implying. Maya is awesome :D

but yeah, nice they realize there are still those of us of prefer soloing games, i personally think of people as more things to screw it up, or thieving bastards, and i dont mean randoms either.

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Comment #7 by littlejay
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:28:44 AM
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So, they pretty much said you can lone wolf an mmo. duh!

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Comment #8 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:36:13 AM
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This is cool and as long as Bungie fixing every A.I. enemies and make good balance difficult in solo and allow solo players (myself too) progress through and take time through some areas with difficult time but still manage it. That something what solo need not stuck middle of bastard hard stupid enemies and also solo need have good checkpoints balance not let have saving checkpoint middle of battle or in with group of enemies. I hope Destiny will have good balance for solo. :)

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Comment #9 by Geordiefly
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:52:43 AM
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@2 - Try Maya, best Character!

@6 - Agreed! Although I think this games co op will be too awesome to resist :P

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Comment #10 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:53:18 AM
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@8 I hope when Destiny comes out you find good balance when playing solo and not find time write posts on here. I hope Destiny good balance for solo :) Haha just kidding...oh wait I'm not.

OT I will also be playing solo, casual gamers who don't have time to find friends, or even have friends with the same game is challenging at times. So cheers to good balance for solo!

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Comment #11 by ZedChuva
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:59:16 AM
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You can play on your own, but you'll be missing out... on the annoyances of playing with random tardwits online.

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Comment #12 by Fozki Razormaid
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:06:47 AM
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I agree
I want to play both but solo is better
sometimes with mp you have moaners
but sometimes you make new friends

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Comment #13 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:07:31 AM
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This game is going to be so much fun! Borderlands without the comic book graphics. Sign me up

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Comment #14 by HolyTaco
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:12:05 AM
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This will be another game that sucks made by Bungie

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Comment #15 by I X I Shock I
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:29:21 AM
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What a surprise, Taco is around still trolling. Must be a sad life you live if you have nothing better to do.

And meh about the solo, why anyone would want to play a MMO alone is beyond me.

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Comment #16 by SkullFire58
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:46:21 AM
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The sad thing is, you won't be able to play this COMPLETELY solo... if you're a completionist, like me. If this is boasted as an MMO, then my guess is that there will be a minimum of one (probably 10-15 or so) achievements for co-op. I hope they at least don't have any achievements for online play, so we can just connect another controller and check it off our list. I'm not saying co-op sucks... well, actually yes, but more like what #8 said. It's just annoying to have to do something like "Play 24 hours in co-op online and beat 30 bosses!" It's annoying to find people to do it, and it's still a pain if you do matchmaking co-op. I know I'll probably get someone who says "It's just an achievement, what's so good about it!? Just enjoy the game! You're stupid!", but we are on an achievement website, a site that focuses almost entirely on achievements, so what are you doing here?

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Comment #17 by Andreas_loel
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:57:48 AM
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@10 Bashing a deaf guy´s spelling?, you really are a sad miserable little fucking cunt. Go play in traffic!

MMO´s however should not have a split like this, its all about meeting new people and killing shit with friends. But oh well hopefully it doesn´t backfire

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Comment #18 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 11:22:01 AM
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I wish this game was on the launch line up. I bet Sony will have some extras over MS on this, seeing as they chose them to show off during press conference. Can't wait to play this game with my friends next year!

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Comment #19 by tucker0071
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 11:22:19 AM
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Does that mean there will be an offline mode?

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Comment #20 by tucker0071
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 11:24:43 AM
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-Fact do i need a online connection ? Yes you do as Bungie stated you unlike other games will not be able to play offline. Depending on what service you have X-box or Play Station. that will depend on them but for X-box you will need gold to play any Mutiplayer or online games. I am sure it will work that way with Play Station but those details are not out yet.

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Comment #21 by Pearson
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 12:02:45 PM
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@18 They already announced a couple of months back that the PS versions were getting extra content. Hopefully they'll announce some Xbox exclusive content in the coming months.

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Comment #22 by a hippyslayer
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 12:10:04 PM
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@17 At some point the dude needs to put down the controller and pick up a grammar book. There are plenty of deaf people who have learned to read and write correctly. Its just painful. I know its a comment by cheevo within the first "sentence" without even reading the name.

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Comment #23 by Jaws as Crowns
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 12:20:11 PM
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@5 single player experiences.

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Comment #24 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 12:23:55 PM
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@17 I've tolerated his shambled sentences long enough. As #22 stated there are quite a lot of disabled people who can read and write a hell of a lot better than you I'm sure. Being deaf (or dumb and stupid in your case) is no reason to not become educated, sadly it appears that gaming gets in the way.

By the way, I counted about 1,033 cars in the street while playing. I'm pretty good, I didn't hit one of them. Makes me think someone else is sad miserable little fucking cunt...mommy issues?

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Comment #26 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:00:49 PM
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I Happy to hear this news. I like to play Games multiple times Single-player and with friends just to get multiple different experiences/perspectives from it.

Can't wait to play this game.

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Comment #27 by PluralAces
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:28:10 PM
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They say that...but unless they do like ME3 and have optional multiplayer achievements then you will probably have to play multiplayer..

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Comment #28 by DROoOPPY360
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:43:13 PM
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I assume along the lines of Borderlands, it's pretty damn boring by yourself.

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Comment #29 by ChArG1nMaLAZ0R
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:55:19 PM
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i dunno. every co-op game i own gets better when i play solo.

take dead island. randoms join they run off mess around,nick all the loot and quest rewards,blast ahead and rush you or idle making you wait. completing quests without you and all in all annoy you.

and thats with friends,randoms are worse.

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Comment #30 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:56:42 PM
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I'm looking forward to the multiplayer personally, I understand why some people wont and everyone is free to play the game the way they choose, but this kinda game as a Multiplayer can be so much more fun then running around solo.

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Comment #31 by MCDEALS
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 02:03:34 PM
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I'm so psyched for Destiny!!!

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Comment #32 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 02:27:27 PM
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#12 Yeah I loved play solo. Will always jumped into coop with friends or sometime into public to play with others. So I hope Bungie keep their eyes on A.I. enemies and team mates (I knew Bungie will be). I hate A.I. enemies get stucked in mission or not shoot at you for reason same for A.I. team mates and many other reasons I not want list it lmfao.

I knew Bungie will keep their eyes through A.I. enemies and team mates even patches after game launch if they notice more and more bugs like this. :)

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Comment #33 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 02:39:09 PM
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#12 Also if I noticed public moaners who want rushed, cheat and not share through game then I usually quit to main menu and find good match with other. Just sometime happend. For MP modes well I used to played lots MP modes in games in past but when CoD WaW came out then it is became lots of ruined in MPs so many games follow up after CoD WaW released too so what I do after it is just play with friends in MP and boost achievements in MP sometime.

For coop sometime I am happy try to see if I am luck to match with good players instead of cheaters or rushers or whoever love ruined in games. Alway loved play with friends since it is more easy or sometime ask someone here if want but it is rare for me since I got lots of friends in XBL anyway but if anyone here alway want ask me it is cool with me. :)

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Comment #34 by HolyTaco
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:04:00 PM
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Here's a translation for #32/33:


Couldn't translate to English, sorry guys.

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Comment #35 by Andreas_loel
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:55:01 PM
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@34 English is my second language and i can read his stuff with ease, maybe your reading ability and translation abilities are quite shite?

Typical xbox gamer right there

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Comment #36 by Caress Of Death
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:59:09 PM
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Totally pumped for this game. I just found out about it yesterday. I've never played a Halo game, save for like 15 minutes of Halo 4, but this game looks very promising.

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Comment #37 by ChipmunksRus
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 04:28:39 PM
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Does no one else on this site realize that people can have a first language other than English? Yes I realize that it's an English-speaking site, but I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to be a member of this site because of your passion for video games, and constantly get grammar-nazi'd by the community. I'm sorry for the rant, but people like cheevo don't deserve any flak for posting. If you find it unappealing to read just don't read it.

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Comment #38 by Fozki Razormaid
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 05:41:13 PM
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Sadly people give you bad rep when quitting mp
a mate of mine has only one star rep
mostly because he rejects friends request and party invites

i think destiny will be ok
less bugs than defiance

the game glitches bugs

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Comment #39 by hmp bogeet
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 07:23:42 PM
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I have satelite Internet which is virtually unplayable online because of ping so this might be alright for me. I am wondering with the cloud on Xbox one if that will mean dedicated servers which in turn I'm wondering if that'll allow me to get an alright connection for online ?

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Comment #40 by Gearbolt
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 01:54:30 AM
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I'm glad they give the gamer the option. More MP games should do this.

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Comment #41 by SilvereX
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 02:48:46 AM
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I really wish this would come to PC :(

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Comment #42 by OfflineAchievementsHunter
Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 01:55:32 AM
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Do you need an internet connection at any point of starting the game to play offline

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