I'm sure most people here have never played a Bungie game. Shame on you. Bungie is a fantastic developer and really are poised to take the gaming world by storm when they show off something that ISN'T Halo.
Since Halo is now property of 343, Bungie has teamed up with Activision and has been diligently working on a new project code-named/named Destiny.
First billed as an MMO in early reports, it doesn't seem that that's the case anymore. However, they do call it a very "social" game, which is pretty interesting.
An overview of the plot has been released to IGN, through an advertising agency for Bungie.
No doubt TONS of comparisons can be drawn to Halo from this. Tons and tons. However, maybe there's more to it.
“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.”
Destiny is further described as “fun and accessible to all,” aiming “to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.” Based on the language in the document, it appears that Bungie aims to create a universe accessible to multiple demographics, perhaps suggesting that Destiny will be less mature than Bungie’s efforts with Halo. A quote from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones says “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”
Personally, I love these guys and I've been DYING to hear about their next title since they signed off on the transfer of the Halo franchise. Halo 2 and 3 were rushed and kind of crappy (when all is said and done) but ODST and Halo: Reach I thought were absolutely awesome games. I've played brief bits of Marathon (Bungie's biggest title not named Halo) which was pretty cool as well.
I'm super looking forward to this like you cannot even begin to believe. I hope that it's as awesome as I hope it is. I also hope that there's no competitive multiplayer :<
There are plans to bring this game to the Xbox and the Playstation as well.
Edited by Valor, 28 November 2012 - 01:26 AM.