New story details leak concerning Bungie's next game, Destiny
For a long while, we have been eager to learn more about Bungie's successor to the Halo franchise, a game simply known as Destiny. Recently a document regarding the title was leaked to IGN, a document that Bungie has confirmed was prepared by an advertising agency to provide a first look into Destiny.
Among the many juicy pieces of info in the document is the following plot description:
"Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man's Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it's here for, but only that it's our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young 'knights' tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it."
Later in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as "The Traveler."
The document then describes Destiny as "fun and accessible to all," with its aim being "to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise." This suggests that Destiny may end up being less mature and serious than Halo, something further implied by a quote from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones: "Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure."
Along with that, the document describes the gameplay in Destiny to be "social at its core," featuring "a world to explore with friends, both old and new." It's not clear if that is a confirmation of comments Bungie made last year about Destiny being an MMO, something the developer said was a joke.
Also included is the Destiny logo below (complete with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 logos) and the URL 'Destiny.com'. What's interesting is that, while the URL is currently password-protected, it suggests that Destiny may be the game's final name, as opposed to the codename people assumed it was.
More of what the document had to show (including concept art and mock-up images designed to give a sense of what the game will be like) can be seen via the source link below. Aside from that, are you excited by the direction Bungie seems to be taking Destiny? Feel free to let us know.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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