Perhaps the thing that has annoyed me the most over the last two or three E3 events has been publishers showing up at the Sony and Microsoft press conferences only to announce that their game will get some small and insignificant content exclusively on one console. Firstly the content is never really anything important, a skin here or an exclusive vehicle there. And secondly does anyone really care about a tiny bit of exclusive content.
However today the PlayStation Blog has detailed the exclusive content for Destiny that will only be available on the PS3 and PS4 and its quite the impressive list.
First up is The Dust Palace Strike a three-player co-op strike mission.
“You’ll track a Cabal extraction team through the husks of an ancient human skyscraper, the Dust Palace, buried in the shifting dunes of Mars and face a new enemy, the Psion Flayers.”
Next is a multiplayer map known as Exodus Blue.
“A mid-sized Crucible arena that pairs perfectly with Control and Skirmish game modes. The Exodus Blue, a long-dead vessel, once brought hope and humanity to worlds beyond Earth. Here, Guardians challenge one another, forging a new hope and future in the fires of the Crucible.”
There is also an exclusive gear set for each class.
“For the Warlock class, Manifold Seeker armor which was built to help Warlocks survive the secret realms of the Vex.
For the Titan class, Vanir, a battle-tested armor set forged to protect Titans against the heavy firepower of the Cabal.
For the Hunter class, Argus, a durable all-environment wire-weave for those out to scout the frontier.”
And that’s not all; in fact it’s far from all. There are also two weapons that will only be available on PlayStation.
“The Monte Carlo, an exotic assault rifle, is a handcrafted showpiece with a sleek look that masks the cruel reality of its function – the efficient elegant delivery of war against any who would tarnish its legacy. Upgrades increase the weapon’s “hip fire” effectiveness and boost melee cool down, providing a firm grounding for close range domination.
The Hawkmoon, an exotic hand cannon, is a true gunslinger’s weapon – a smooth sidearm that makes every bullet count with intricate “hawk feather” etchings carved into the weapon’s silvered barrel. Damage boosts increase the weapon’s combat effectiveness, making it a formidable weapon.”
And finally there will be three exclusive ships.
A hull lined with arcane instruments, crafted by a circle of Warlocks – gifting the ship with a preternatural sense for the strange.
A deep-strike insertion variant, built to carry Guardians safely through contested space. Carries hardpoints once used to hold Suros TL-SEAD anti-radiation missiles.
A rugged, versatile explorer for those ready to gamble everything in search of ancient secrets and alien power.”
Even I have to admit that is a fairly substantial list of exclusive content and it has convinced me to purchase Destiny on the PS4. Well played Sony, well played.
If you want more more Destiny content then you should check out Calvin’s interview with Eric Osborne from Bungie and stay tuned to God is a Geek for even more Destiny video coverage very soon!