Destiny’s Multiplayer is Completely Optional
Though the Destiny experience to this point has been portrayed as a largely cooperative, Bungie revealed there'll be plenty to do if you want to play the game solo, too.
In a recent mailbag on the developer's site, Bungie detailed how there will be plenty of experiences for players to enjoy, co-op or otherwise.
Video games matter to people for very different reasons. Players who come from expansive universes found in MMOs might enjoy exploring our worlds, assuming they can handle the fact that we’re filling them with the explosive threats and heart pounding action that we think makes games fun. RPG players will be able to invest pretty deeply in their character, assuming their aim is true enough to earn the rewards they’ll need to earn new loot, weapons, and gear.
As for playing solo, this question still comes to us a lot, and we’re happy to answer it again. The company you keep, the challenges you tackle, the war you wage will all be products of the choices you make. If you never want to have a cooperative or competitive experience in Destiny, and if you want to experience every cinematic in private, you’ll have the option. We believe you’ll be having way less fun, and we think you may find it really difficult to resist the pull of our cooperative vortex, but when we say we’re building activities for every mood, that includes players who don’t want to party up.
While most players will likely take advantage of the multiplayer offerings, it's good to hear there will be plenty to do on our own as well. Destiny is shaping up to be one of the most impressive offerings for next-gen at the moment, and Bungie's commitment to all audiences should go a long way in ensuring its success.