Bungie's Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17

Developer confirms long-rumored name of first game with Activision; studio to officially show off game in five days.

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Bungie today confirmed that its all-new universe with Activision is called Destiny. This had long been rumored, though Bungie finally today bluntly stated, "So, our game is called Destiny."

The developer also said Destiny will be officially unveiled on February 17. Bungie recently launched a teaser website counting down to the proper reveal.

Bungie also today launched Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny.

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

111 comments
supershmo
supershmo

good arpg... now bring me that horizon

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

Oh Boy!!!  another RoosterTeeth series!

jalaldino
jalaldino

the first pic look like p*ssy

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

You know the original idea of Halo was that it was playing on a planet, then they changed it to dyson sphere and then to ring world. Maybe all Bungie's doing is going back to the original idea.

steelmouth
steelmouth

damn next week is goner be super awesome, it kicks off with Bungie and Destiny then Sony and hopefully PS4, finaly GS will have some real news to report

zpluffy
zpluffy

Nice, another shooting game. Can't wait

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

Can't wait to try a new IP on my PS3! :D I'm glad its something from Bungie too because I missed the Halo games. 

Ledah
Ledah

I wonder if Bungie can bring something interesting here, they will probably try to best their latest creation with Microsoft. And it makes me wonder if it does what it would be Microsoft answer?

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Glad we're finally going to get to see Destiny after all these years! I hope it doesn't disappoint!

Legend002
Legend002

It is going to be Halo's long lost brother.

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

I like the name. Reminds me of a white-trash stripper that I used to know.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Meh, the only games I actually enjoyed from these devs are the Myth series and Oni to a degree.

ollirg
ollirg

"The game is social at it's core" - Bungie

And there goes my interest in this game!

punkpunker
punkpunker

i'm in because because bungie has marty for the music score.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Bungie couldn't make a good game to save their life.  Halo was generic and boring.  Jar Jar Binx enemies and Playschool guns ARE NOT COOL!

A poor man's Quake 2. 

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

A one word title out of bungie, that's rare.

bouff
bouff

Lets just hope Activision don't demand a yearly release of "des-tiny". way to many games have fallen by activision for such nonsence

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

Since I've seen a lot of people asking questions about platforms and such, this is what the leaked contract said. (A contract which, keep in mind, was written several years ago.) Destiny 1, according to the old contract, is intended for the 360 this fall and the next Xbox whenever it is released. Microsoft has first rights to an exclusive period as part of their deal with Bungie that allowed them to become an independent studio. Thus, the PS3 will get Destiny 1 next year. Subsequent sequels will be on the next Xbox, PS4, and PC. The contract says there are feasibility tests to determine whether Playstation and PC are viable platforms, but I believe the point at which they were going to do those has since passed, and recent leaked marketing materials suggests a PS3 version. Also, because that contract is now several years old, I wouldn't be surprised to find it amended so that the PS4 will get Destiny 1 next year instead of PS3. It seems to me that the potential unveiling of the PS4 is unexpectedly early.

dre256x
dre256x

I can see Microsoft pony up some extra cash to have dlc time exclusivity, maybe 1 month or 2..

SolidSnakeUS42
SolidSnakeUS42

Would love to play it, but I refuse to buy a game from Activision ever again. Even if Activision doesn't screw it up, still don't want them to have my money.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

5 days until Destiny is revealed!!!!

bdous
bdous

Holy ... 17 february is my birthday

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

I just hope Activi$ion doesn't interfere. I will be really pi**ed if they do.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@biggest_loser you have a long wait ahead of you ps3, there might even be a ps4 by the time destiny comes to ps3

Teebown24
Teebown24

@Ledah the only way i could see microsoft responding would be pushing 343 to beat destiny with the next halo. however, im assuming destiny will be multiplatform so halo wouldnt be able to recover anyway since microsoft will never allow its biggest exclusive to go multiplatform.

ArmorGod
ArmorGod

@DrKill09 Hmmm...let me guess, you got bored underneath your bridge and decided to go out for a little (s)troll?

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

@DrKill09 Hmm. I'm trying to think of any way that you might possibly be right. I just can't. You're wrong.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

@DrKill09 this is my pick for dumb comment of the day. Stfu kid and wait for next Christmas

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@bouff They're calling for every other year for full titles with at least one major expansion in between. But as they've been working on this for probably 5 years already, they probably had the foresight and the time to design the game such that it isn't as hard to create good sequels.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

@SolidSnakeUS42 lol damn bro... Quit being so butthurt over chump change... It's not like games cost that much for the amount of hrs they can provide. Maybe I just think this way cause I make a pretty good living...

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

@bdous That's quite the coincidence! The loaf of bread I bought today expires on the very same day! What are the odds?!
Hope you have a good birthday =D

dre256x
dre256x

@Scorchstar   They can't... Its a bungie original IP which they won't leave in Activision hands once the deal has been completed.. 

  The probably choose Activision because there are the biggest publisher and Activision needs more quality dev's games to publish.. 

u1tradt
u1tradt

@pvspartan36 Actually they've been working on it for around a year and a half at the most.

SolidSnakeUS42
SolidSnakeUS42

@DrizztDark I can pay for games just fine. I just hate the company itself, so I won't give it my money. I like Bungie fine, just not Activision. Deal with it "bro".

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@Jonny-Two-Delta @bdous 

You got shafted on the bread mate, usually it doesn't go stale for at least a week when you put it in the fridge. 

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@u1tradt@pvspartan36Nope. There was at least one easter egg about it in ODST: %s

Considering that that giant hovering orb is apparently a core story element to Destiny, it's assumed that at least some pre-production for Destiny was already underway during the year-long development of ODST, which was in 2008-2009. Thus, roughly 5 years. They've been getting ready for this since they split with Microsoft.

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

@MAD_AI @Jonny-Two-Delta @bdous Bread shouldn't last that long. If it does it's got some serious preservatives added. But that's besides the point, a loaf only lasts two days in my house.
Who wants to be talking about games when you can discuss bread and expiry dates, amirite?