Bungie's new franchise with Activision--part of the studio's 10-year publishing deal with the company--doesn't yet have a name or a release date. Even so, Bungie is now seeking the community's help with the project.
Last night, the suburban Seattle-based developer announced its intentions to solicit the help of the community with the alpha and beta testing of the studio's next game. Bungie said not all who opt in to the tests will be granted access, but it will choose "hundreds of thousands" of gamers to assist.
Potential tasks include participating in "play test and usability" events at Bungie, filling out surveys related to gaming habits, and alpha and beta testing the developer's next game. Gamers interested in participating in the beta can follow the instructions laid out by Bungie on Bungie.net.
Details remain few and far between surrounding the new title, but what is known is that it will run on an entirely new engine and will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Further, Bungie's creative design director Joseph Staten offered a teasing statement at early last month at GDC Online on the subject of the studio's next game.
"Wouldn't it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you, with lots of stories to tell, like a big, infinite storytelling horizon? Man, that would be great."