The lights are on
Bungie has revealed some of the features you'll find in Destiny's
free companion app.
Bungie's Chris Gossett showed
off the app to IGN, and the companion aims to give players a wealth of info about players' characters, including real-time 3D models of them. Players can also check out 3D
models of weapons and armor that they acquire, and equip them through the app,
which instantly carries over to the game.
Destiny's companion app also lets you check out your
characters' stats, missions, and bounties, as well as the game's extended lore.
Gossett says the app works with all console versions of the game, and will be
available on iOS, Android, and the web. IGN notes that only the iPhone is being
supported for iOS during the beta, but that an iPad version will be available
at launch. To see a video of the app in action, check out the IGN link below.
The Destiny beta begins on PlayStation platforms this Thursday, July 17. Xbox gamers will have access on July 23, with everything wrapping up on July 27. The title will release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on September 9.
Our TakeI'm not a big fan of second-screen
apps – If I'm playing a game, I want to be focused on my actual television screen, and
not my phone or tablet. I am a stat junkie, however, and having the plethora of
extra info that Bungie tracks available when I'm out of the game is an enticing
proposition. It's also free, so I guess I don't have any excuse not to at least
check it out.
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