Bungie Gives Us A Birds-Eye View Of Destiny With Planet View

by Ben Reeves on Sep 02, 2014 at 08:21 AM

Google Maps has given us a pretty great view of our planet's surface. Now, using some of those same technologies, Bungie is giving us a big-picture look at it’s new shooter with Destiny Planet View.

We’ve already had a few opportunities to dive into Destiny’s world, but Destiny Planet View lets fans explore a piece of the game’s world, including nearby planets and moons using. This is your first chance to get a look at some of Destiny's in-game locations on Mars, Venus and the Moon. Players will also be able to discover game lore, tips, and a few hidden real-world “incentives.” Check out the Destiny Planet View trailer below, which marks the first time Google technologies have been used to map an game world.

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Our Take
This is a slick way to show off a game before it actually releases to the public, and a smart use of existing technology; hopefully we'll see more uses of Google's tech like this soon.