Explore Space Settlements with Google Street View


The video game Destiny will provide an immersive look at in-game locations with familiar Google tools

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 3 september 2014

Google Street View provides an unmatched glimpse at the furthest corners of the world from the comfort of your home. Now, it’s helping you catch a glimpse of space – sort of.

Destiny, a new video game from the well-known Halo developer Bungie, is a post-apocalyptic universe in which the planets in our solar system have been colonized. Ahead of the game’s launch on September 9th, users can explore these colonies with familiar Google technologies.

Destiny the game.jpg

Dubbed Planet View, the interactive map provides a 3D, 360-degree view of some of Destiny’s in-game locations, including Mars, Venus, and the moon. While these three locations represent only a sliver of the massive world Destiny is said to encompass, makers are looking to provide a sneak peek to help fuel interest ahead of the launch.

Destiny featured.jpg

Created with acclaimed design and advertising firm 72andSunny as well as MediaMonks, Destiny Planet View represents the first time that a video game has been mapped using the Internet giant’s familiar tools. Featuring a narrated walkthrough, explorers can learn about key gameplay tips, backstories, locations, and more as they wander through the interactive experience. Planet View provides an inside edge to anyone looking to get a jump when the game is launched, and is quickly building hype to persuade anyone on the fence. And how could it not? Everyone wants to explore Mars, or at least a simulated version of it.

Destiny mars.jpg

Early reports indicate that Activision, Destiny’s publisher, has invested roughly $500 million in the marketing, development, and packaging of the game. In addition to Google’s Street View interface, this figure also includes other campaign elements from 72andSunny such as live action trailers – the first of which was helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

While a fictionalized undertaking, Planet View shows impressive functionality and an imaginative application of a real-world tool that has been around years. It will be interesting to see whether or not Google is able to find cross-functional purposes for any of its other technologies.

Test out Planet View for yourself if you have the latest version of Google Chrome, and check out the trailer below.

Images: 72andSunny

h/t: Advertising Age


How Indiegogo Is Becoming An Adult Product Destination

Home september 23, 2016

Watch This Fire Pit Dance Along To Your Favorite Song

Music City Fire is a system that is designed to flicker in time to ambient music

Automotive september 23, 2016

Slick GPS Navigator Gives Directions To Moped Riders

This small, round device attaches to a sideview mirror to display maps for safer traveling


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Home september 23, 2016

A Clock That Beautifully Manages Your Information Overload

The wall-mounted timekeeper is made to help people maintain focus and stay up to date with their appointments

Arts & Culture september 23, 2016

Performance Piece Blends Dancers Into Folds Of Light

The work provides commentary on the increasing connection between programmed and analog dimensions

Related Expert

Bonin Bough

Global Media, Media

Design & Architecture september 23, 2016

Design Firm Adapts Childhood Homes For Unemployed Young Adults

The studio has unveiled three prototypes of transformed living spaces for people forced to move back in with their families

Health september 23, 2016

These Chocolate Squares Claim To Reverse The Aging Process

A group of researchers from Cambridge University have developed a candy bar that promises to give you a youthful glow

Cities september 23, 2016

Food-Producing Architecture Competition Seeks To Better Feed Cities

A design challenge in Copenhagen highlights the need and beauty of urban farming


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed september 21, 2016

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned Teaching 7th Grade Math

Bree Groff, Managing Director at NOBL NYC, shares her secrets for knowing your employees and enabling a team

PSFK Labs september 22, 2016

The Future Of Work: Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

PSFK Labs sits down with management at Johnson & Johnson to learn how the company comes up with their next ‘big idea’

Health september 23, 2016

Wearable Monitors Sun Exposure To Prevent Sunburn

The clip monitors UV rays to make sure you're not receiving too much sunlight

Op-Ed september 23, 2016

Productivity Expert: The Magic Of The Five-Hour Workday

Stephan Aarstol, Founder of Tower Paddle Boards, explains why the modern notion of office hours needs to evolve

Culture september 23, 2016

This Exhibition’s Crowning Jewel Is An 18k Gold-Plated Toilet

The piece, titled 'America,' is meant to raise questions about the country's wealth inequality

Culture september 23, 2016

Match Up With Dates On Tinder Based On Your Music Preferences

A new partnership with Spotify lets people pair up based on shared tastes in artists

Entertainment september 23, 2016

Capture, Cut Up, And Configure Your World In 360 Degrees

To meet a booming 360 and VR video-capturing industry, a multimedia software company bolstered its media editing suite for 360-video creation


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

Advertising september 23, 2016

These Trucks Drove Around In Circles For 24 Hours To Keep Time

The giant ticking clock was created by 14 Scania vehicles in a deserted airfield

Advertising september 23, 2016

Buy Movie Tickets Directly From Your Facebook Profile

The new feature is part of a campaign from Fandango to further imbed social media into the ticket vendor's digital presence

Asia september 23, 2016

Co-Working Space Brings The Calming Atmosphere Of Nature Indoors

An architectural firm in China has designed a new type of shared office that prioritizes the natural environment

No search results found.