Destiny Fans Raise Over $1 Million For Nepal
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Bungie has provided an update on its ongoing drive to raise money for those affected by the Nepal earthquake, announcing over $1,000,000 has been collected.
The studio's initiative involves selling physical t-shirts and in-game gear for Destiny, with the profits going to charities aiding the country of Nepal, which was hit by a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25.
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Destiny publisher Activision also contributed $50,000.
Posting on Bungie's website, the studio said it was now moving on to "the business of putting those funds to work."
Thomas Tighe, president of CEO of Direct Relief, described the of Bungie's efforts and the contributions made by the studio's fans as "astounding."
"We at Direct Relief are deeply grateful – beyond what can be expressed in words," he said. "Most importantly, the Bungie community's amazing support will translate immediately and directly into help for people in Nepal who experienced a tremendous blow.
"Every penny will be spent to help strengthen essential health services that were needed before the earthquakes and much more so now."
Bungie has teased that it will make some kind of Destiny announcement at E3 later in June.
"We'll see you at E3. That's right," it said in a recent update. "You might have seen mention of Bungie this or Destiny that on E3 schedules. We'll have some things to tease. Wouldn't miss it for the world."
Bungie didn't share any further details, but it's possible the developer will talk about Destiny's upcoming summer DLC or the game's major expansion due this fall, which might be called The Taken King.
Bungie also recently trademarked something called Eververse.
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