New Bungie game code-named Tiger, logo confirmed

Studio offers new details on upcoming Activision project in 20th anniversary video covering Halo history, future of Washington state developer.

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When Bungie signed a 10-year exclusive publishing deal with Activision in April 2010, the developer said it was working on an entirely new universe for multiple platforms. Since then, Bungie has confirmed the game will run on an all-new engine and likened it to a massively multiplayer title. Now, the developer has shed new light on the project, confirming it is currently in development under the working name "Tiger" and is related to a familiar logo.

Bungie's new game is related to this logo.

The news stems from Bungie's 20th anniversary video titled "O Brave New World," which was released today and speaks about the developer's history and future. In addition to offering the code name for the project, the developers teased the new project further.

"You feel responsible for not just telling an isolated story, but for building a universe that at some point is going to become more the fans than it is ours," said a Bungie staffer. "It's going to take a life of its own."

Is this a first look at Bungie's first game with Activision?

Also during the video, Bungie offered new hints about the project, revealing what might be the first screenshot from the game. Pictured at right, the image shows a vast landscape with a metal-looking windmill in the foreground.

Lastly, Bungie concluded the video documentary with a familiar logo. It was first seen in May when dummy corporation Podophobia Entertainment filed a trademark for Destiny, rumored to be a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, with the accompany logo (above). Adding to the veracity of the logo, Bungie staffer Johnathan Barnes was spotted wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the same logo at a Penny Arcade Event.

Discussion

183 comments
dallask
dallask

Halo will always be strong, but it really looks like Battlefield 3 is going to be the next big thing.

carp93
carp93

What I really want to know is what happens next. Will Halo stay as strong as it was or will it fade down from its AAA status? And will this next thing Bungie's doing be as big of a success as Halo was?

carp93
carp93

@Frame_Dragger Hey, how's the weather up there on that massive high horse of yours? And I actually think its somewhere between what Snaptrap and caboose84 are saying. IIRC there actually WAS a 5 game contract that was fulfilled by Halos 1-3 and ODST/Reach (I believe they themselves say as much in their latest VidDoc.) But at the same time they were acquired by Microsoft (So in a way its less of a 'contract' then an 'assignment') so MS got the rights to Halo, and were the ones that passed it off to 343. Not that Bungie didn't have any say in that, many of the 343 people are ex-Bungie, and if Bungie didn't approve of 343's existence they wouldn't have collaborated on it.

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@caboose84 Bungie was OWNED by Microsoft so they didn't need a contract, and nothing in the Bungie acquisition agreement was mentioned about making a certain number of Halo games because what would happen if the game was a failure? Microsoft would've ended up spending millions to buyout a developer just to make an unsuccessful series. Microsoft (not Bungie) handed Halo to 343 because they own 343 and the rights to Halo. When you don't own the rights to something you have no say in the matter of where they go.

GamerJedi29
GamerJedi29

@caboose84 ODST is an add-on, thats why its called Halo 3 ODST, not Halo ODST, it was just priced at $60, by Microsoft, And Bungie had to leave halo behind because they wanted to be independent, but they couldn't do that without leaving Halo behind.

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

Kind of reminds me of Borderlands, but whatever it turns out to be it wont disappoint because its Bungie.

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

@GamerLegend10 huh...i see your point, but im sure you can see my point, look at the posts before mine.(not this post my other post)

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@xboxfanonly "everyone trolling on this topic sucks at halo" your trolling :roll:

xmootoo95
xmootoo95

@decadesofgaming It's going to be multiplatform. It's not Microsoft publishing anymore, it's now Activision.

xmootoo95
xmootoo95

@Frame_Dragger It's a logo... Not a representation of life....

caboose84
caboose84

@snaptrap Well apperantly Bungie was the one who wanted to stop making Halo games. If I recall, Bungie had a contract with Microsoft for 5 Halo game. After Halo 3, they got tired of making them and just wanted to work on something else but they couldn't. Assuming that's true, that's why they pushed ODST out as a full game instead of a Halo 3 Add On like planned so they only had to make Reach after that. That being said, I'm sure they're perfectly fine with Microsoft keeping the right. They even chose 343 to take over and promised Halo was in good hands. So while the first part of your post is correct, that wasn't exactly how them leaving went.

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@mrzero1982pt2 They didn't sell the rights to Halo because Microsoft already owned them after acquiring Bungie. In order to publish something you need to own the rights to it and that's what Microsoft retained when they separated. The deal was probably Bungie saying "Yeah, we'd like to separate" and Microsoft responds with "Go ahead but we're keeping Halo". That's the %@ part of creating something for a publisher because they keep what you give them. I'm glad though, at least Bungie will be able to move on to other things for other platforms without the approval from Microsoft.

DecadesOfGaming
DecadesOfGaming

Hopefully It's the first person M.M.O that most Xbox360 owners have been waiting a long time for

pidow
pidow

I guess we would have to wait and see?.

crazydavey
crazydavey

you know if its by activision then it will be a classic. even today me and me lad still enjoy split screen on halo reach multiplayer, the gameplay is excellent and the new gear you unlock and moving up in rank keeps you hooked. love you activision, hope you produce the next duke nukem game because the last one was shocking.

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

hopefully its something fresh and new.. :D

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Excellent hopefully "Tiger" will be even better than Halo series.

fzd88
fzd88

What an ambiguous way to tease your fans Bungie! :) Blizzard Activision is making Titan: MMO FPS; guess to raise the odds of success, Bungie is also making a MMO FPS.

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

@XanderZane I have a 250gb and the halo reach music always goes away, you just have to navigate back to the main title sreen and the music comes back. i dont think it has anything to do with the how much gb's are on the harddrive. all, i can say is that every once in a while my connection with live (not playing games online) is laggy, but it gets normal in no time. Also, downloading the games you mostly play on to your hard drive may help.

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

everyone trolling on this topic sucks at halo

swadley180
swadley180

@Infinity_Gauntl so thats why it wasnt in the Halo 4 trailer. Dman you Bungie!! Give that back!

XanderZane
XanderZane

@ECHOWOLF86 Go Bungie Can anyone help me on this qustion i have a 4gb xbox and i just bought a 250gb hard drive for it so when i start playing games or even sign in to go online it slows down loading and even the background music is gone on some games like reach it's really starting too p@*& me off can anyone help me thanks **************************************************************** You should have just waited and got this instead. [url]http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/consoles/xbox-360-limited-edition-kinect-star-wars-bundle/92652[/url] I've never had any problems upgrading my HDD from 20GB to 120GB to 250GB.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@Taffelost Marathon & Oni is made for PC only until Microsoft got 'em for Halo. :P

Eoino
Eoino

Bungie is one of my favourite developers if not my no.1 They put the community first always "a universe that at some point is going to become more the fans than it is ours" Like what happened to the Halo series. I look forward to more info

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

@skywalkerforce "343 will bring back halo. Bungie go play with tigers" You sicken me -_-

amantia
amantia

Taffelost, you must be six, you don't know nothin! Bungie's been around for years and made some of the best games ever for the Mac and PC and were the innovators of cross platform on-line gaming between the two.

skywalkerforce
skywalkerforce

cant wait for Halo 4.....343 will bring back halo. Bungie go ply with tigers

revanknight
revanknight

Not a Bungie fan and...well, I'm pretty sure I never will be, but this has intrigued me so far.

palmakoy
palmakoy

this game is gonna be great but i hope it has a single campaign

Pupkinface
Pupkinface

A DESERT ENVIRONMENT SANDY FIRST PERSON SHOOTER WITH DOOM BUGGIES!!!!!! CAN SOMEONE CALL PAULY SHORE AND TELL HIM THAT WE ARE IN THE ARMY NOW

Taffelost
Taffelost

Why is this interesting to PC gamers? Bungie is a console developer. Tech news from a console developer is the same as tech news from someone that manufactures T-Fords today. The consoles are 6 years old, that's the equivalent of a T-Ford in the computer age.

EliteNamedSteve
EliteNamedSteve

Bungie is still an independent studio and has full possession over their new IP. Activision just gets the honor of being the one to fund the project and print/distribute the disks it is printed on, making tons of money from the resulting sales.

iEatToothpicks
iEatToothpicks

Bungie sucks, They got lucky with Halo which was over rated and on a full hype train, They're a crap game developers and it'll show in this game, Just wait and see. ;)

Skargamer
Skargamer

Make it big Bungie, make it big... Just don't make it an MMO. :P

secnpa
secnpa

@Born_Lucky That's like asking why do we need more than one major car manufacturer worldwide when everyone could just own a prius. It's called business.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

Co-op Space Windmill Simulator.

Born_Lucky
Born_Lucky

Slightly off topic - but if every game is multiplatform, why do we need more than one gaming machine on the market??

noob-saibot2010
noob-saibot2010

I have a bad feeling about this.I don no why.I hope its good.

JollyGreenOne
JollyGreenOne

Whatever this turns out to be, I hope it's good. Please don't milk it dry, Activision! :P

Mitchell_1797
Mitchell_1797

WAIT! Activision i think i remember there being a game called shrek 2 which had a stciker on it that said activision's most wanted