Bungie’s New IP “Destiny” Leaked
Earlier today, images and details of Destiny, the new series from acclaimed ex-Halo developer, Bungie, were leaked from company’s ad agency to IGN.
The plot details from the leak read as follows: “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.”
The leak also stated that this series is going to be more accessible to all ages and a “mythic adventure” for “your inner seven year old,” even going as bold to compare the new project to Star Wars.
It is still unclear what type of game Destiny will actually be. Previous rumors suggested that the series would be an MMO experience, and they have yet to be denied by Bungie. With the aim to target an “all-ages” audience, it’s unlikely the title will be a first-person shooter, but it’s entirely up in the air as of now.
Bungie responded to the leak with a post on its website with the above picture and the following statement: “Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren’t quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we’ve really been up to. Stick around, we haven’t even started yet.”
Head on over to the source here at IGN for more (gorgeous) images and details from the leak.
Destiny is planned to be released over four main games, each two years apart, starting in the fall of 2013, with a significant DLC pack between each major release.