A leak has revealed some details about the Halo creators’ next game.
Project Destiny. It sounds like something out of a bad scifi movie (you know, like The Core), but given that Bungie, the original creators of the Halo universe are behind it there’s definitely hope that this won’t be as bad as said movie. The info slipped out from a court document that the LA Times obtained do to the current lawsuit between Activision and Infinity Ward. The document detailed the contract that Bungie and Activision signed 2 years ago in which Bungie said they will be creating four “sci-fantasy, action shooter games,” which will be released every other year starting in 2013. This is Project Destiny.
In addition to the Destiny games, Bungie will also be producing downloadable expansion packs that will be released ever other year starting 2014, a year after the initial release. This DLC will be called “Comet” and tie directly into Destiny.
“Destiny” is set to be released for the Xbox 360, and possibly for the forthcoming Xbox 720, codenamed “Durango”. After the Microsoft release, the games will be released for Sony’s consoles and the PC. However, the Destiny games aren’t alone in the deal. An interesting side note in the contract states that Bungie is not allowed to devote more than 5% of its staff to working on Marathon while under contract with Activision. This suggests that we might be seeing a full-fledged follow up to Bungie’s Marathon in the coming years, but given that only 5% of the company could work on it, don’t expect it anytime soon.
“Sci-fantasy, action shooter games” huh? Given the few screenshots we’ve seen from the project, I’m not sure what the fantasy element will be. Looks like we’ll be waiting a whole year more. Considering this whole deal was struck back in 2010, which is when we saw Bungie’s last game, the three-year development time is about right. Still, do you think you could maybe give us some more?
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Via [Game Informer]