Destiny is out today or tomorrow for some. To remind anyone that is thinking of picking up the game, you cannot play it offline as an internet connection is required.
Just in case you missed the news, it was revealed several months ago that Destiny is an always-online game. Eurogamer reported back in February 2013 that Bungie revealed you “need to be connected” to the internet in order to play the game. If you are one of the few that missed the news hoping to play the game offline, you are out of luck.
In related news, DualShockers notes that Destiny already has a day-one patch you will have to download. It updates the game to version 1.02. There was no information about the patch yet, but it’s likely a patch to prepare for the release of the game come September 9th. The size of the patch on PS4 is 296MB. Be ready to download a patch before you are able to go out and play Destiny.
To remind everyone again thinking of picking up Destiny this week, you need to the internet to play the game. You need either Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus (on PS4) to play the game. The PlayStation Plus requirement is for PS4 to access the co-op and competitive modes.
Update: Got the Xbox One version. Can manage to play the game without an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Can only play the game alone though. Game still requires you to have the internet at all times however. The game booted me out when the internet went down for a few seconds.