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The Real Reason Destiny Costs $500 Million

However you may feel about it, Activision is throwing down a hefty $500,000,000 to produce Destiny, the upcoming science-fiction massive multiplayer first-person shooter from Bungie. What will they be doing with all that money though? What could possibly be in the game that would make it cost so much? Well, we got an insider tip from someone that definitely exists that none of it is for marketing at all. They revealed all the details of what that money is going toward, and it might be more shocking than you think. Go ahead and guess.

If you somehow guessed Destiny’s Child, you were right. Last year’s Super Bowl halftime performance was just the beginning; the trio is back in full swing, thoroughly equipped with high-tech firearms and abilities. We’ve received word that all the races and classes that were going to be implemented into the game have been simplified to three categories: Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Each diva is equipped with abilities for Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes, respectively.


Previously unveiled screenshot of character models and terrain.

We’ve also received never-before-seen screenshots of the in-game character models.

Some of you reading this might be a little skeptical. Maybe you’re thinking, “those images look kind of photoshopped.” Well, let me tell you, that’s just your brain playing tricks on you. Clearly, you’re having trouble thinking a game of this caliber will soon be materialized. The writing’s on the wall, people. We can’t make this stuff up. Now, it’s time for a closer look at the classes.

Something really bizarre happened in the development for Destiny. While it had previously been revealed that each of the three classes would be balanced, for some reason, the game’s coding insists that the Titan class be drastically superior compared to the other two. It might have something to do with the fact that every character in the Titan class is Beyoncé Knowles. It’s still unclear.

All hair will be rendered using the TressFX technology.

All hair will be rendered using the TressFX technology.

But what of all that money? Activision had to purchase the likenesses of the famed trio. The rights to Knowles’ semblance reportedly cost around $499m while Rowland’s and Williams’ were purchased for around $1.50. It’s just good to know that the money is going to be put to good use.

With the full rights to Destiny’s Child, Bungie is pulling out all the stops and has even ditched every confirmed composer for the game, including the legendary Paul McCartney. Instead, every area, stage, and menu in the game will be accompanied by the musical stylings of Knowles, Rowland, and Williams. Songs confirmed to be in the game are Independent Woman Part I, Survivor, Bug-a-Boo, Say My Name, and Bills, Bills, Bills.

And of course, with the new information, the original box art for Destiny has been altered. Check out the definitely true box art for yourself:

Destiny's Child box art Destiny

Fans of Destiny’s Child should be very excited for this upcoming collaboration. Just as well, people looking forward to Destiny have a slew of new content to speculate on. Who/what will the final boss be? Diddy, maybe? Mecha Salt-n-Pepa? Feel free to post any predictions in the comments below. We won’t know everything until Destiny finally releases later this year for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, complete with the aforementioned Destiny’s Child content that is undeniably real and not at all a fabrication.

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