With 343 taking care of the Halo franchise, what has Bungie been doing in the last year or so? Well in a few days time we’ll be treated with a big reveal of their new game Destiny. The game will be published by Activision, as of Bungie’s ten year publishing deal with them, on the Xbox 360 and PS3, or possibly next gen.
So…what is Destiny?
The name Destiny first emerged in February 2012, and in May, court documents revealed details on four games in the series. At the time, It stated that four installments in the Destiny series were revealed to be coming in fall 2013, fall 2015, fall 2017 and fall 2019, and during 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020, downloadable expansions codenamed “Comet” were also said to be planned.
In late November of 2012, more information on Destiny was leaked revealing some plot details and early concept art. According to the document:
“Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship (referred to as “the Traveler”) hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.”
Destiny is further described as “fun and accessible to all,” with their aims “to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise”. The gameplay is also described by the document as “social at its core,” offering “a world to explore with friends, both old and new.”
An image was included with the document showing the Destiny logo, along with the Xbox 360 and PS3 logos. It was also suggested the first Destiny game would be available first on Xbox 360 as well as “the next successor console platform released by Microsoft,” which the contract referred to as Xbox 720. Releases on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC were said to be planned in the years following.
So on the 17th February, in a matter of days, Bungie will be giving us a glimpse of what they’ve been working on the past few years, giving us an insight on their vision and ambition to create a successful franchise like Halo. and possibly giving us a date of release, as well as clearing up some of the information leaked last year.
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Are you guys excited for the reveal? Do you see Destiny releasing this Fall on current gen consoles, or next gen consoles?
[Destiny Images via. IGN]