In anticipation of the upcoming Destiny release, Destiny Planet View allows players to explore game areas using Google street view style controls.
The Planet View is a player controlled tour on rails, with each stop presenting something to click on and look at. Most of the focus is on game features, but there are some interesting gameplay videos at certain points.
The familiar Google Street View controls are a clever touch and tie in nicely with the trailer as it goes from Earth to the in-game planets.
This is essentially an innovative take on manuals of old, the interesting bits after the controls and settings. As previews go, this is a nice extra feature for gamers to get to grips with for a few minutes. Most of the info we've seen before, but it's fun to zip around the planet and discover what's on offer.
Players have to use Google Chrome in order to access the Planet View features, strange since Street View works fine on most other browsers. Expect to see a surge in Google Chrome downloads and possibly a subsequent backlash for the forced effort.
Destiny Planet View is available at www.destinyplanetview.com