Sure we’ve heard about Bungie’s new universe codenamed “Destiny” for a little while now but details have finally started to leak out, from an usual place too. Details about Bungie’s 10 year contract were revealed in Activision’s court documents that have went public due the the current trial between Activision and West/Zampella.
The documents show that Bungie’s new “Sci-fi Action Shooter” will have releases every other year beginning in 2013 through to 2019. The contract also specifies a downloadable expansion codenamed “comet” to be released between those years beginning 2014 through to 2020.
The document also states that Bungie can work on a new game in their beloved Marathon series however the document states that no more than 5% of the workforce can work on the game at any one time.
As I’ve mentioned, the first game from Bungie is set to be released in the fall of 2013. The game will be an Xbox timed exclusive with it launching on Xbox 360, as well as the Xbox 360’s successor console that is actually named “Xbox 720” in the document. The game is set to release a year later on the PlayStation 3 after a “joint technical feasibility analysis”.
Bungie have since come out and confirmed it. They said: “Well, that just happened…”
“So, yeah. While we’re not ready to show you what we’ve been working on, we can reconfirm that we are hard at work on our new universe. We can’t wait for you to see it. See you starside in 2013.”
Whether we will see anything in terms of gameplay reveals in the coming weeks is yet to be known but regardless we will see Destiny be released next fall.