Google Street View is great for getting a feel for places that most people will never see in real life, and the most recent use of the technology allows users to wander around the world of Destiny; the next first person shooter from the studio that brought us the Halo franchise. Take a look at the fortifications and extra-terrestrial battlefield of Mars, Venus, and the Moon; all while being entertained by the friendly tour guide.
Destiny is due to arrive on consoles next week, which is a good reason for the developer, Bungie, to begin sharing more information about the world that they have built. The game is centered on the time period after the great collapse of human civilisation, some several hundred years in the future.
The Destiny Planet View provides more background information about the conflict between the Guardians and the Cabal, while doing some much needed world building for the release of the game. This is the first time that Google has used the street view to promote a video game; and here’s to hoping that it will do so again with other titles.