Bungie unveiling Destiny in matter of weeks

Developer to finally lift the veil on secret project with Activision as early as later this month.

Bungie will finally reveal its new project, rumored to be titled Destiny, in a matter of weeks. The developer broke the news in its latest Community Theatre YouTube video, embedded below.

"For years we've been working under the cover of darkness on an entirely new universe. And you'll get to explore it very soon," the company said. "We're not ready to lift that curtain just yet. Within a matter of weeks, we'll be unveiling what we've been creating for you."

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."

Bungie will discuss Destiny during a session at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in March. Presumably, the game will officially be announced prior to the talk, which will focus on Bungie's design process and world-building techniques, running from concept to production.

Those in attendance will get a glimpse inside Bungie's new world, though it's not clear what state the game will be in during the briefing. Additionally, the event description suggests the next 10 years of games from Bungie will be based in the Destiny universe.

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FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Gamers seem to crystal ball on Destiny, forming ideas not yet released. There is still a lot to know about Destiny before we can truly get excited about it. I know it will be unique but can a game hold the interest of gamers for 10 years. Warcraft has a great following so maybe so.

itchyflop
itchyflop

this looks interesting, loking forward to the "glimpse" into the world.

Blu3V3nom07
Blu3V3nom07

Bungie be killing the competition, man!

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

that screenshot looks more interesting than halo, I'm cool with whatever the hell this game is going to be.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

is it a shooter? I heard it's gonna be an MMO

Heirren
Heirren

Perhaps this game will be a launch game for next gen consoles. The announcement falls in line for when Sony and ms are unveiling their consoles.

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

If it's going to be "quite like halo" then it's nothing new. I would have thought that after splitting from MS, it would ACTUALLY take a risk on creating new IP. Not something that is a reminiscent to their last work. 

Mac8457
Mac8457

Wish they could make something that was quite different from Halo...

Wawas20
Wawas20

if that is true about xbox getting it first i wont be buying it on ps3

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I hope this is better than Halo

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

The real question is: whatever happened to "Respawn studios"?  The big-shot ex-Infinity Ward devs haven't shown anything since they betrayed-defected from Activision.  Bungie stayed on track...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Just please don't be a FPS. Time to change things up Bungie.

Kaisfate
Kaisfate

expect this to be a next gen reveal.... there is no way bungie and activision have spent the kind of money a game like this would require on a game releasing on consoles that are going to be discontinued in a year.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Alright Bungie. Yes, it's time for something new. 

CEMETARY_GATESx
CEMETARY_GATESx

I trust Bungie to come up with something pretty good.  It will be tough to create something as innovative as Halo was, but I'm sure Destiny will be worth checking out.  

Also, reading the credits reminded me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail....and that's always a good thing.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Matter of weeks? You mean there might be a slight chance that Sony's PS4 announcement will correspond with the Destiny reveal? Can you smell an exclusive? At least one of those exclusives that are released 8 months before on one console and then later on the other?

Ovirew
Ovirew

Hopefully, it doesn't cost money to play online with other people.

BIOJECT
BIOJECT

@FlashCharge At least it's not another Halo. Respect the fact they are trying something new rather than churning out the same crap year after year like EA does with Assassins Creed. 

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Heirren 

It has already been announced for the 360 later this year. And it would be extremely foolish for them to limit it to next gen consoles because of the drastically smaller user base. Why limit yourself to a few million when there are over 70 million 360s (and PS3s) on the market. 

They may make a next gen version, but it will definitely be out on this gen first. 

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

remember they split from MS, right into the open arms of activision

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@StarkJJ 

First off, they were betrayed by Activision, not the other way around otherwise Activision would not have settled out of court and was clearly demonstrated by some of the leaked documents just before the settlement. 


They haven't shown anything yet because they had to build the studio from scratch, including equipment as well as personnel. Add into that the time they had to spend on the lawsuit that Activision tried to stretch out as long as possible in an attempt to run them out of money for legal counsel. They are on track and will show something when they are ready.

Bungie already had a fully functioning studio with equipment so they obviously could have put a game together faster than a studio that started with nothing - no building, computers, money or employees. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@StarkJJ there sitting on a pile of our hard earned money thats where.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@StarkJJ yes what ever happen to COD creators , they where sappose to come destroy what they created

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Dessicator 

Bungie does not own the rights to Myth or Oni anymore, those IPs now belong to Take-Two as that was part of the deal when Microsoft initially bought them.  

dre256x
dre256x

@Kaisfate  Your kinda off... Aim of business is to make money right, well which of these new next system is going to have a quarter of the lifetime sale of the ps3 & 360.. NONE.  I do however believe that the engine they are using is open enough to make a port for next gen system, with the sequels being release only on next gen.. Its the same with GTAV, it could easily been a launch title for next gen systems if they wanted to but current gen install base is just too big to pass up.. Besides we all know there will no shortages with these new systems, just not enough will be made and i don't think these current gen system will be discontinued so fast as next year..

monstachruck
monstachruck

@CEMETARY_GATESx not trying to troll, but was halo really all that innovative?  it always struck me as a pretty typical shooter- the appeal seemed to come from it's accessibility and relatively simple gameplay.  i'm mostly a PC guy, so i could just be bias, but halo's story always struck me as mediocre at best, as far as sci-fi goes, and multiplayer-wise it just seemed pretty typical, which again, fed into the appeal of the game- it's easy to just pick up, play, then put away.

kyle004
kyle004

@Trickymaster yep its bs I know, all about money, that Microsoft`s plan. last time it was pushing a buggy and faulty xbox so they could release before ps3. And now they are trying to buy consumbers away with this exclusive content for a year. seriously so annoying.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@Trickymaster It says in the article that it's a timed exclusive for Xbox 360 and will come out 1 year later on Playstation. Plus it's Activision and Bungie, two companies that love them some Microsoft money.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

@dlCHIEF58 @Heirren Also, this is an Activision game, they could care less about next gen as long as it's a cash cow. 

Annnnd, combined there are over 70 million Xbox 360 and PS3's, there are less than 40 million Xbox 360 active, and even less with online, and even less with Gold accounts. 

Heirren
Heirren

@dlCHIEF58 @Heirren That could be the case, but imo i think a new ip becoming synonymous with a new platform is more valuable than a one-game sale.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@sideshowboots 

Big difference - Microsoft owned them while Activision is only a publishing partner with no stake in the company, hence less say in what they do. 

thechuck11
thechuck11

@Mac8457 @Sporks_Calamity You realize you're judging the whole game and company by three words right? You haven't seen the game yet so just wait and see, it might be, but im guessing its going to be quite different

Kaisfate
Kaisfate

@dre256x @Kaisfate 

im not off, and they will make far more money releasing on a system that is going to be around for years than releasing on a system that will be around for a year and then completely die.

Destiny is designed to be similar to an MMO, which means support for years after the release. that is not going to happen on a current gen system.

original xbox was dropped almost immediately after the 360 came out. seeing as Destiny is going to be a timed exclusive for MS, yes it matters, and yes the 360 will be dropped as soon as the next one is released. MS understands that legacy support only hurts the uptake of a new generation, as proven by the legacy support for PS2 significantly impacting PS3 sales.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@monstachruck @CEMETARY_GATESx Definitely. The first game put the original Xbox on the map. Halo 2 made Xbox Live the go-to service for multiplayer. Admittedly, Halo 3 didn't really have any major innovations, but it did polish the gameplay formula to near perfection.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

@dlCHIEF58 @Whitescarver @Heirren Sold each, but only the PS3 has maintained an installed base nearly as high as it's sold.  Sales figures are nice, but the only reason Microsoft has sold that many consoles is because they marketed a faulty product that in most cases failed in the first year. 

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Whitescarver @dlCHIEF58 @Heirren 

You have underestimated the install base of both consoles - both PS3 and 360 have over 70 million sold EACH. All your other numbers are more than likely highly underestimated, but still conveys the point that a current generation launch makes more sense than limiting it to next gen consoles.  

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Kaisfate @dre256x 

No you are off as was stated by the previous poster. You stand to make a lot more money releasing on this generation because of the much larger install base than a new console that hasn't even been officially announced. I'd much rather launch a game with over 70 million possible buyers than release on a new system that would only have a fraction of that. 


Also, Microsoft is not likely to repeat the same mistake of last generation by immediately dropping support for the 360 once a new system is launched. There are far too many 360 owners compared to the original Xbox and they aren't all going to immediately switch to the new system, especially if they have supply issues like they did with the 360 launch. And I don't think the PS2 had as much of an effect on PS3 sales as you are claiming, it was more the large price tag and lack of quality games, 


And the final nail in the coffin, Bungie has already said the first title will launch on the 360 this year. Your other point about support for years doesn't jive with facts about consoles - most console users have short attention spans and the games do not have "long-tailed sales" like PC games. They sell a bunch at launch then it peters out fairly quickly - an unfortunate fact about console game sales.  Once a new shiny game comes out, most drop their old game to get the new one. 

kyle004
kyle004

@Kaisfate @dre256x ps3 sales and xbox sales are almost identical at this point, and only reason why xbox sold more was because they shipped out first. 

monstachruck
monstachruck

@pvspartan36 @monstachruck @CEMETARY_GATESx   HAH!  It took some mental negotiation, but I guess I see where you are coming from with the original Halo.  Again, having been a PC gamer, I was spoiled by the fact that I had already been playing amazing multiplayer FPS's for years (Half-Life, Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament, Quake I-III, Battlefield 1942, etc.)  But I guess to the younger generation of console gamers, Halo must have seemed like a new thing.

I remember when I played it for the first time, I was completely unimpressed with the multiplayer, but the campaign co-op was a nice touch: I called it "Contra reinvented."  But, long story short, the ingenuity was in that they brought shooters to console gaming.