Bungie releases image of 'next universe'

Bungie has been mum about its current project Destiny since it was revealed in Activision court documents back in May. We know it going to be an Xbox exclusive coming late in 2013, and we know Paul McCartney is working on music with Bungie. Now Bungie teases us with an image of what could be the sci-fi action shooter.

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Bungie has been mum about its current project Destiny since it was revealed in Activision court documents back in May. We know it going to be an Xbox exclusive coming late in 2013, and we know Paul McCartney is working on music with the developer. Now Bungie has teased us with what could be an image from the sci-fi action shooter.

The shot appeared with the following message on Bungie's blog from community manager David "DeeJ" Dague:

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.

    The released image was in response to a leak to IGN showing concept art and some back story. The information was prepared by an advertising agency, Bungie confirmed. "We're not quite ready to take the wraps off our next universe, but in light of recent events we thought we'd give fans something a little more official."

    The company has already solicited beta testers for the project.

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      November 27, 2012 5:00 PM

      John Keefer posted a new article, 'Destiny' dev Bungie plays coy with screenshot reveal.

      Bungie has been mum about its current project Destiny since it was revealed in Activision court documents back in May. We know it going to be an Xbox exclusive coming late in 2013, and we know Paul McCartney is working on music with Bungie. Now Bungie teases us with an image of what could be the sci-fi action shooter.

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        November 27, 2012 5:00 PM

        That looks badass

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        November 27, 2012 5:04 PM

        that's pretty clearly concept art and not a screenshot isn't it?

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        November 27, 2012 5:11 PM

        That's looks like concept art, not a screenshot.

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        November 27, 2012 5:17 PM

        I updated the story with a bit more info. Apparently a bunch of stuff was leaked to IGN so Bungie wanted to offer something official.

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        November 27, 2012 5:25 PM

        "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."

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        November 27, 2012 5:34 PM

        And there's the Monolith logo on the shoulder.

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          November 27, 2012 5:59 PM

          Or not. Looked like it in the thumbnail, but it's not.

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            November 27, 2012 6:18 PM

            Did you mean Marathon?

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              November 28, 2012 1:07 AM

              No, Snickers

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              November 28, 2012 4:07 AM

              Totally did, that little circle and line in a circle that show up in all their games.

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        November 27, 2012 5:48 PM

        That looks awesome! It reminds me of Naussica.. but more realistic and in the snow. It's a promising first glimpse.

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        November 27, 2012 5:54 PM

        The concept art looks pretty awesome.

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        November 27, 2012 6:07 PM

        That's amazing concept art, and I really like the story outline.

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        November 27, 2012 6:22 PM

        Amazing, that looks so rad. Man would it be nice this was for the new system or the PC the old box is just not cutting it anymore. Seem like a waste, it will cash out for sure I guess. But I guess who knows when the next systems drop so they got to feed their families, can they not dev on the PC now though, thought they went MP?

        I don't want to be a jerk but man I wish the PS3 and Xbox where dead and just completely gone now, heck if you play the WiiU(no debate on the CPU juice here) just play Mario, ZombiU, Assault Nano, That 2D MegaMan game, and Ninja Gaiden and you can never play your 360 or PS3 again the graphics just look like shit it's like the WiiU renders native 2x or more it's so obvious and that is comparing the latest games. I won't even compare the PC.

        Keep in mind I play PC all day and use the same screen for all my systems, it's just that pure 360 and ps3 have to carry like a 100 bricks and it was only meant for 20 bricks like years ago. It really is a miracle both where rad now let them just RIP and move on.

        Graphics whore or valid argument?

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          November 27, 2012 6:28 PM

          Coming to the PC etc --> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bungie-Says-New-Multiplatform-Game-Engine-Is-a-Challenge-232958.shtml

          - new MP engine
          - new IP

          “We have a brand new game, a brand new IP. Our project right now is at a very exciting stage. For the first time we're now shipping on multiple platforms, and then the new consoles are at least not far on the horizon.””

          So is not Destiny their first multiple platform title, is this not the case? If not then what is their other title I have heard of nothing else?

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            November 27, 2012 7:03 PM

            Marathon 2: Durandal shipped for Macintosh as well as Windows 95

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              November 27, 2012 9:28 PM

              And the Myth games were Mac+PC, and Oni was PS2+PC ... I guess Chen most likely means "multiple console platforms".

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              November 28, 2012 12:13 AM

              Whoa, multiplatform pros over here

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            November 27, 2012 7:16 PM

            Destiny is meant to be the first in a franchise that will be multiplatform going forward. Destiny 1 itself (or whatever it's called) may well be on PCs. The sequels will be on the next gen Playstations and Xboxes.

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            November 28, 2012 12:55 AM

            Nothing about that says it's coming to PC. And their promo materials only mention 360 and PS3. http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/11/destiny-35jpg-489af9.jpg

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          November 27, 2012 6:33 PM

          I'm not saying you're not a graphics whore ;) but it's not even an argument anymore. The console warriors will surely chime in on the respective benefits (controller, couch, blah), but once you're used to present-day PC graphics, there's really no turning back, at least for me. I can deal with the occasional console exclusive like RDR and Uncharted, which both look amazing, but even then when it gets busy and the frame rate starts to tank, it just makes me sad. I realize graphics aren't everything. Graphics tech to the common person is advancing at such a slow rate now (do common gamers even appreciate or recognize tessellation, advanced ambient occlusion and anti-aliasing methods?) that the new round of consoles will focus on alternative inputs and different ways to enjoy the medium. That's all well and good, and WiiU is making a good case for that kind of stuff even with the current crop of games on the system, but man, I need my graphics and 60+fps.

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            November 27, 2012 7:15 PM

            I agree, PC's are just so far ahead of the game at the moment that when playing console releases the flaws are so apparent it can be distracting. Now it's so easy to hook up a PC to a TV and with many games giving full 360 controller support my consoles are seeing significantly less use.

            Like you said the occasional game comes out that shows the consoles still have a little life in them, but if we look at your examples - Rockstar has an absolutely incredible art team that made a technically limited game look great, and Naughty Dog has arguably some of the best artists and engine programmers in the business. Unfortunately not every developer has access to such incredible talent and it's really starting to show.

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        November 27, 2012 6:23 PM

        God I'm so excited to see this game. Bungie can do no wrong in my mind. They build some of the most compelling universes out there.

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        November 27, 2012 7:04 PM

        Looks like Killzone

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          November 27, 2012 7:13 PM

          Not really. It looks more like something influenced by Masamune Shirow and Moebius.

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          November 28, 2012 1:38 AM

          bungie are making a killzone killer

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        November 27, 2012 8:16 PM

        Destiny is further described as “fun and accessible to all,” aiming “to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.” Based on the language in the document, it appears that Bungie aims to create a universe accessible to multiple demographics, perhaps suggesting that Destiny will be less mature than Bungie’s efforts with Halo.

        http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/28/destiny-story-details-concept-art-leaked

        I used to be excited :/

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        November 27, 2012 9:24 PM

        Picture is totally misleading. Everyone knows that Sandpeople always ride single file to hider their numbers.

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        November 27, 2012 9:36 PM

        please please bring this stuff to the PC.

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        November 27, 2012 10:43 PM

        Xbox exclusive? Wasn't the point of them going to EA to publish it was to go multiplatform?

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          November 28, 2012 12:28 AM

          They went to Activision not EA. I posted in the other thread about this that it's in the contract Bungie signed with Activision that it's a timed xbox exclusive for the 1st game.

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        November 28, 2012 1:25 AM

        I really hope this isn't an MMO.

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          November 28, 2012 1:43 AM

          Ditto. This looks like an awesome world, please dont fuck it up with horrible MMO mechanics.

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            November 28, 2012 6:12 AM

            I heard they are going to call it Metal Slug Gear Solid Killzone and it is an MMORPHDG.

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        November 28, 2012 1:59 AM

        ohhhhhhhhh snap that looks like it could be awesome - Mass Effect/40k with Bungie gameplay? UNF

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