Details on Bungie's Next Franchise Leaked

-Greg Livingston

IGN has received information on former Halo developer Bungie’s next science fiction video game franchise. According to IGN, documents call Destiny “fun and accessible to all,” saying that it’s “a mythic adventure” and “designed for your inner seven year old.” There are plans for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC releases, and the gameplay promises to be “social at its core.”

The story’s concept boils down to this: “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 first game in the Destiny series is tentatively slated for a 2013 release.