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Monday, May 21

Destiny news found in court documentation !!


According to the LA Times newspaper, Bungie (the makers of Halo, if you've been living under a rock) is currently developing four “sci-fantasy, action shooter games” code-named “Destiny.”

This information was found in court documents relating to a case between involving Bungie's publisher, Activision. 

First thing I'll say is I'm glad (very glad) that MMO was not mentioned in the description of what Destiny is about.

The Destiny games are apparently set to be released beginning in the fall of 2013, followed by subsequent releases in fall of 2015, 2017 and 2019. So that's a well planned quadrilogy!

In addition, Bungie has agreed to create four downloadable expansions known as “Comet,” which will release in fall of 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Which sounds like Bungie is betting the farm that their content will sell and sell well.

Almost very interestingly, the contractual arrangements between the parties allow Bungie to invest "no more than 5% of its staff to develop an action-shooter prototype dubbed Marathon while Bungie remains under contract with Activision."

This strongly suggests that the original Marathon is getting a remake. This should make some fan boys very happy! I also wonder if this is the project that Marcus Lehto has been working on lately?

You can read the whole contract here!

2 comments:

Joshua said...

If a future for more Marathon is as so assumed, loved would I feel, as though there is once again something to salivate for, and later purchase. Seriously, Marathon and Pathways are still most what keeps my love for Bungie strong. Though don't get me wrong, Halo and sequels were good fun too.

James Ryan said...

long as marathon's game play is rejigged to a more modern approach !