Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Bungie’s Destiny breaks sales records during launch month

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Activision has released new sales data for Bungie’s latest shooter, Destiny. Going by NPD and Activision’s internal estimates, Destiny holds the title of being gaming’s biggest launch of a new franchise. Additionally, it is also the only new gaming franchise in the top 30 all-time based on US retail sales during launch month, and its launch month retail sales put it in the top 10 largest of all time in the US. Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg also noted that gamers are still playing Destiny for an average of three hours a day.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets four new screenshots for 360, PS3

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A handful of new screenshots has been released from Torn Banner Studios’ upcoming action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The screens show some of the first-person medieval-flair combat that is currently making its way from PC to 360 and PS3. The console version will feature 60-plus weapons across several arm types, four classes, 12-player versus combat, and five multiplayer modes.

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Free digital upgrade plan revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Activision has announced a free upgrade plan for the digital versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Gamers who pick up the current-gen versions through Live for 360 or PSN for PS3 by March 31 will be able to download their next-gen equivalent for Xbox One or PS4 at no additional cost. All multiplayer stats and DLC purchases, including the Season Pass, will also carry over to the new versions for free, as long as the Xbox Gamertag and PSN ID are the same. Note that physical copies aren’t eligible for the free upgrade.

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(Xbox One Review) Destiny

(Xbox One Review) Destiny

“… isn’t the ground-breaking fusion of single-player and massively multiplayer combat that many anticipated, but it remains a very enjoyable game.”

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(Xbox 360 Review) Destiny

(Xbox 360 Review) Destiny

“… isn’t the ground-breaking fusion of single-player and massively multiplayer combat that many anticipated, but it remains a very enjoyable game.”

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Destiny gets The Vault of Glass raid, more content coming next week

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Bungie has introduced Destiny’s first raid, The Vault of Glass. The six-player end-game event adds a new location to the game for players level 26 and above. Combined Arms, a new versus multiplayer playlist, is going to follow up the raid later this week, setting teams against one another in two modes on vehicle maps. Next week will also mark the debut of the game’s first timed event, Queen’s Wrath. Players will be able to take on new Bounties, unlock mission modes, and acquire some Legendary and Rare rewards. Queen’s Wrath will run from September 23 to October 6.

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Activision bringing Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360, PS3 this fall

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Torn Banner Studios is currently working with Mercenary Technology to bring their action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360 and PS3. The titles’ console debut will be available this fall as a download-only release, according to publisher Activision. In addition to the PC version’s four classes (Archer, Knight, Man-at-Arms, and Vanguard), 60-plus weapons, and ability to lay siege to castles and raid villages, the console version will also support 12-player multiplayer.

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Bungie issues deployment orders, Destiny to go on sale at midnight

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After a massively successful pre-order program and beta run-up, Bungie’s eagerly awaited first-person shooter Destiny nears its global midnight launch. Their first title since leaving behind the Halo franchise with 343 Industries, Destiny features a single-player storyline intertwined with multiplayer instance combat, similar to Guild Wars 2 for PC, and an integrated versus mode. Players are able to create a character, customize their gear, and earn loot during their outings. In addition to the game, the Expansion Pass has also launched. The $34.99 pass includes access to two planned packs that will include new missions, co-op activities, multiplayer arenas, weapons, and gear. Each pack runs $19.99 if purchased separately, and the first is slated to go live in December.

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Destiny gets the Google Maps treatment with Destiny Planet View

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Activision has launched Destiny Planet View, a novel fusion of Google’s mapping technologies and tools with Destiny’s environments, lore, and mechanics. Viewers will be able to explore the playable areas of Mars, the Moon, and Venus using Google maps. Each location features navigable screens that not only offer a better view of the battlegrounds but also bits of background info, tips, and videos of the events displayed.

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Battle wages across Venus and Mars in new Destiny videos

A new gameplay trailer, titled Venus, has been released for Destiny. At around a minute and a half, the footage features a trio exploring and battling around the overgrown surface and underground compounds as well as through ruined cities. A similarly themed trailer for Mars has also been posted below, which follows another group making their way around the red planet. And in case you missed it, a multiplayer trailer was released last week.

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