Documents from Activision v. Zampella/West court case proceedings back in May leaked Bungieâ€™s next-post Halo series. The series is called â€œDestinyâ€ and has a four game lifecycle that is said to start in 2013 with will continue with sequels in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Destinyâ€™s first game is set to be released on the Xbox 360 while the other three will be on the successor to the 360 which the documents refer to it as the â€œXbox 720â€. Destiny will also be developed for the PlayStation 3, but the PS3 version will not be released until fall 2014. A PC release was also mentioned but no date was given. Also, four downloadable expansions called â€œComet,â€ has been said to be released in fall of 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020.
But recently other details have been leaked which include the plot, and concept art. In a document sent to IGN, that Bungie confirmed was prepared by an advertising agency, gives further details on the plot of Destiny.
â€œOur story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of manâ€™s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what itâ€™s here for, but only that itâ€™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 â€˜knightsâ€™ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and â€“ eventually â€“ overcoming it.â€ Elsewhere in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as â€œthe Traveler.â€
The document goes on to describe Destiny as â€œfun and accessible to all,â€ aiming â€œto create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.â€ Bungie co-founder, Jason Jones, said that â€œDestiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.â€ Many people are questioning if this will be a less mature game than Bungieâ€™s immensely successful Halo series.
Comments from Bungie back in 2011, suggest that Destiny could be a space MMO but Bungie later called these comments â€œa joke.â€ IGN reached out to Bungie for more details on Destiny and Bungie replied with this statement:
â€œWeâ€™re not quite ready to take the wraps off our next universe, but in light of recent events we thought weâ€™d give fans something a little more official over at Bungie.net. Feel free to drop by and say hello! Thereâ€™s much more to come.â€
A website with the url Destiny.com has also been leaked but the website is password protected.
There are still a ton of details that have been yet to be revealed but you can check back here at Games-Tec for more details as they are announced.