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Halo creators reveal stupendously ambitious new project

Destiny by Bungie
Destiny by Bungie Bungie

AFTER 12 years milking the Halo series for everything it was worth, Bungie has revealed its latest project: Destiny.

Despite an impressive video documentary (viDoc) to mark the game's release, very little hard information exists about the game.

While the ViDoc does show obvious First-Person Shooter elements, the creators' remarks make it clear that the social element will be much stronger than in their previous games.

Several scenes in the ViDoc give the impression that social networking and even mobile app integration may be on the table, which makes sense; a game of this magnitude will lend itself to hardcore gamers for whom guild support, updating and communications are a huge deal.

While the ViDoc most likely contains pre-rendered footage, it's not hard to imagine the game being released at a time when such gorgeous graphics are available in most households, especially with 2013 being the likely year for the next generation of consoles.

Destiny represents a departure from Bungie's existing IP and the Halo universe, with an entirely new game world being created, presumably from scratch.

Destructoid reports that studio co-founder Jason Jones has ruled out a PC release for the game, focusing on console releases instead.

Ultimately this ViDoc doesn't confirm much despite the rampant speculation surrounding the announcement, but this looks to be a project worth watching.

Topics:  destiny editors picks game trailer halo


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