Here's a new Destiny PS4 developer diary that gives insight into the armor, weapons and loot in the game. It has also been confirmed by Activision that Destiny's beta will go live in July.
Destiny's arsenal is vast and varied: fire-spewing shotguns and head-melting fusion rifles coexist beside traditional pistols and rifles. Weapons span three broad categories: Primary (autorifles and hand cannons), Special (shotguns and sniper rifles), and Heavy (rockets and belt-fed machineguns).
There's plenty of variety within each category, too. The autorifle sub-category include burst-fire pulse rifles, single-shot carbines, and an array of full-auto assault rifles that prove murderously effective at close range. Despite the sprawling arsenal, Bungie's designers are taking pains to hand-tune each weapon's look, feel, and lore, making them feel like natural extensions of the game's fiction, not the expressions of some rampant computer algorithm.
Destiny is scheduled to launch September 9, 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.