Washington based video game developers Bungie may be known best as the creators of Halo, but those days are long over as Halo: Reach was their final game with Microsoft. After developing such a groundbreaking creation though, how can they possibly outdo themselves? Word is that their next game, so far titled Destiny, the scope of this game is going to be immense. IGN has the scoop.
Leaked materials provided to IGN by a reader have revealed story details and concept art from Destiny, Bungie’s follow-up to the Halo franchise. Bungie has confirmed to IGN that the document was prepared by an advertising agency and represents an outside look at Destiny’s plot, key values and more.
According to the document, “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.” Elsewhere in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as “the Traveler.”
From a gameplay perspective it sounds to me like it might be something like Skyrim but with a social aspect. I honestly can’t think of a better game to play. The idea of getting to raid dungeons and kill dragons with my friends sounds dorky and awesome. Supposedly the game will be released at the end of 2013, so I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.