John Carpenter, as it turns out, is very much into playing Destiny 2. The seasoned filmmaker has been in the business for a few decades, having turned out a slew of horror classics and cult genre movies over that time (see Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing, and so on). Now that he is taking a step back from the limelight, he spends his days trying to clear out levels in a specific online multiplayer first-person shooter video game
Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny 2 serves as the next installment of the game Destiny from 2014. It has been a couple of weeks since the sequel’s release on major consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and it has garnered generally favorable reviews from gamers and critics. Destiny 2 has also performed tremendously on the sales chart, having nabbed top weekly spots in both the Japan and United Kingdom markets following its roll-out.
Speaking to The Guardian, Carpenter was asked what he has been up this time now that he is taking things a bit slower. Surprisingly, the filmmaker's answer was swift indicating that he really has a penchant for video games."I’ve been playing the video game Destiny 2. It’s a sci-fi game. It’s fun," he said. He then continued to talk more about the game admitting that it can be challenging. "Oh, it is hard. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to learning how to play it. At my age why not? It keeps me out of trouble," he added.
This is not the first time that the 69-year-old Carpenter has opened up about his interest in video games. Back in 2013, he talked about doing a live-action movie adaptation of the sci-fi survival horror video game Dead Space. At the same time, he also shared his regret for purchasing a copy of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Speaking of Destiny 2, fans of the game will have to wait a few more days before the Prestige Leviathan raid goes live. The upgraded mode was supposed to roll out this week, but Bungie decided to push its release back a week after they discovered a bug that makes its enemy encounters far easier than they should be. Now, the level is scheduled to roll out on Wednesday, October 18 at 10 am PT. Despite the delay, fans can use the extra time to prepare for the much more difficult stage, especially since some great goodies await those who can clear the upcoming raid.
Destiny 2 is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait until October 24th to get their hands on the game.
Source: The Guardian