Bungie teaser hints at Monday Destiny reveal

Cryptic webpage suggests studio will reveal new universe with Activision next week.

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Bungie has launched a new teaser webpage hinting that the studio will reveal its all-new universe--rumored to be titled Destiny--on Monday, February 18.

An alternate-reality game has been uploaded to alphalupi.bungie.net, which calls on users to interact with a series of objects to reveal cryptic images and lines of text.

Of note, Alpha Lupi is the brightest star within the Lupus constellation. Lupus is Latin for wolf.

The text on the teaser page reads:

Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.

Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.

Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.

Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.

Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.

There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.

Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.

The arrival of the new teaser site follows Bungie's announcement last week that it would reveal Destiny in a "matter of weeks." The developer will discuss this new universe in greater detail during the 2013 Game Developers Conference at the end of March.

Destiny is Bungie's first project as part of a 10-year publishing deal with Call of Duty company Activision. Legal documents from May suggested that the game will be released for the Xbox 360 in 2013, with a 2014 release slated for the PlayStation 3.

The game is reportedly "quite like Halo."

Discussion

26 comments
LiquidGold
LiquidGold

In bungie we trust, in activision um I'll back to you on that one.

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Just another FPS. Even if it is being made by Bungie, I have no doubt Activision is just gonna bungle it.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I have no idea what the hell I've just read, but I really like the sounds of it.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

If Destiny can develop a larger storyline, with a Halo type format, something Bungie is very familiar with this game has a lot of promise. With at least a10 year life span this is not a shot in the dark development.

michaelusso
michaelusso

If the gameplay is similar to halo i'm in. The core gameplay of halo is fantastic for a FPS

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm just happy to see a Bungie came coming to Sony's console..  I absolutely LOVE Halo but have only ever owned PlayStations, always play the games at my mates house.

If Destiny proves to be as big as Halo i'll be a happy man!

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

oh well activision has another top fps maker going for them.  Next gen may look pretty interesting indeed for bungie...

deltron77
deltron77

id love to see this run on ultra.

starduke
starduke

I'll not be surprised if it's quite like Halo. Halo was quite like Marathon. So, pretty much, Bungie sticks to what they know, and they do it well.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

So much hype for this dang game. 

NexApex
NexApex

"Quite like Halo" honestly doesn't bug me at all. They had just about everything right with the first game with a 6th gen console and there most recent outing was well polished and looked to be at the top of there game.

NexApex
NexApex

Recently finished Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved [Anniversary] which were amazing games with some of the best A.I. Halo: CE had it's up and downs; such as, it's repetitive level designs and tale of two halves, but defintely made up for it with it's excellent A.I, enemy fractions, story, and gameplay. Looking for to there next franchise and finishings the Halo trilogy.

Ovirew
Ovirew

At first I was unsure about this, because it sounds like Bungie is just going to keep doing the same thing.  But then the other day I had a positive thought.

If it's similar to Halo, and can be played on the PS3, PC and Wii-U, then that would take quite a bit of power away from Microsoft since Halo is one of the main reasons to own an XBox game console.

No need to pay for LIVE to play 'Halo' anymore!

Tygraph
Tygraph

@Flamewolf75 Bungie only signed the deal because they Activision had the money and was willing to give them creative control. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@starduke I keep saying that but people hate it.  Most of them weren't around when Marathon was released.  I am already getting a bit of a Halo vibe from Destiny.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@Ovirew Lol, you referred to the Wii-U when talking about a third party game XD

Orgil220
Orgil220

@Tygraph @Flamewolf75 In my opinion Bungie chose Activision which has Blizzard which has good MMO experience, somewhere i heard destiny will be a mmo game

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@HAMODA @michaelusso If you're looking for innovation in the FPS genre, you need to get a decent PC.