Earlier today, story details and concept art were leaked to IGN regarding Bungie’s follow-up to the Halo franchise, the game known as Destiny. Bungie has since confirmed that the document is real, and have officially released the image above with the following words on their website:
“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.”
Bungie has confirmed that the leaked document was prepared by an advertising agency, which presents some key details on Destiny.
One section of 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.”
The document also later refers to the massive alien ship as “the Traveler,” and the game is described as “fun and accessible to all,” aiming “to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.” This accessibility is later complimented by a quote from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones, who says “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”
The game has been described as “social,” although later hinted to not be an MMO, so perhaps more a cooperative multiplayer component than a World of Warcraft or The Secret World type of game. Destiny may have confirmed console as well: logos found in the document hint at development for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms.
IGN has some more images on their site, though many of the images may be mock ups created by the advertising agency based on what Bungie’s notes included.
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