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The ruins of Chicago have been mentioned, but I'm still not sure where Destiny's last city is.


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Shifting back towards the middle ground between science fiction and fantasy, Bungie moves the center of Destiny's world back to a city on the surface of Earth, where they could merge the familiar and the strange, the science fictional and the fantastic.


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One constant element for the center of Destiny's sci fi world was a hangar where players would keep their personal spaceships.


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At one point, Destiny's center was the last human spaceship from a lost civilization.


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A space station concept for Destiny's center looks to me like a variation on Mass Effect's citadel.


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As Destiny shifted from pure fantasy to more science fiction, Staten says they moved the idea of the center of the world from a city on the surface to a spaceship.


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Another image from Destiny's time as a more pure fantasy game. This city was imagined to be Destiny's center, a bright citadel beseiged by evil forces that the player would defend.


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Art Director Christopher Barrett:

"If you take an image like this one, with ancient ruins up on a hill, kind of a classic fantasy scene, it asks the question, 'what's buried beneath those ruins?'"


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