During Sony's E3 2014 press conference they announced both a unique white Destiny-themed PlayStation 4 bundle, in addition to a pack of PlayStation-exclusive DLC to come with the game. Today that batch of exclusive content, coming only to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players, was revealed. Luckily it doesn't seem to be anything of particular significance, so rest easy Xbox players, but there's still some fun things to be found.
Probably the most significant piece of content that will come exclusive with the PlayStation version of Destiny is a full Strike mission based on Mars. Strikes in Destiny are, for lack of a better term, like MMO dungeon runs. They're played with a fully party, either formed prior to the Strike or matchmade to fill the three party spots, and are difficult enough to justify the need of a full party. Of course, in typical Bungie fashion, Strikes can also be played at different difficulties including Legend.
The "Dust Palace Strike" focuses on tracking down a Cabal extraction team through the Dust Palace, a ruin of an ancient human skyscraper. It's populated by an all new enemy, the Psion Flayers, and likely features a lot of sand considering it will be in the midst of the dunes of Mars.
Beyond the Strike mission, there's just a bit of exclusive gear for Guardians playing Destiny on PlayStation. These items include a set of armor for each class, a space ship for each class, two weapons, and a competitive map to boot:
- Exodus Blue Competitive Mutliplayer Map: "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."
- Amor Set for Each Class
- Warlock Manifold Seeker Armor: "... built to help Warlocks survive the secret realms of the Vex."
- Titan Vanir Armor: "... battle-tested armor set forged to protect Titans against the heavy firepower of the Cabal."
- Hunter Argus Armor: "... durable all-environment wire-weave for those out to scout the frontier."
- Two Weapons
- Monte Carlo Assault Rifle
- Hawkmoon Hand Cannon
- Ships for Each Class
- Aurora Wake
- Crypt Hammer
- Outrageous Flame
Altogether a pretty standard pack of DLC that won't prove particularly meaningful in the long, especially if everyone on the platform is acquiring it rather than a select few. Everyone will be wearing that stuff! While both the Strike and multiplayer map are rather solid content, the armor, the weapons and the ships are just loot. And with all online, loot-driven games, loot gets replaced rather quickly.
Destiny is planned for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 starting September 9. A beta is planned to start on all platforms in mid-July, but it will require players to have preordered for access.