Rumour: Bungie’s Game is an MMO Shooter Called ‘Destiny’

Speculation regarding Bungie’s new highly-anticipated Activision published franchise has kicked into overdrive this morning, with Kotaku reporting that a former Bungie contractor has blown the lid on the developer’s first post-Halo multiplatform game.

Codenamed “Tiger” – and with the tentative title of “Destiny” – the shooter is described as “World of Warcraft in space”, with strong MMO features, built on a new, proprietary engine, and having “unique online connectivity and matchmaking technology.”

With Activision axing Guitar Hero and games that are deemed not up to scratch, it’s no surprise to learn of a potential marriage between two of the publisher’s strongest performing divisions. After all, imagine the combined commercial power of a Call of Duty type game infused with World of Warcraft-esque scope? Now imagine it developed by Bungie.

Source: Kotaku

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, now this really does sound a lot like the type of game I’ve been waiting a very long time for. Let’s hope if it’s true, and it’s an MMO, they’re not going to charge a monthly sub, because that would really put me off in the same way as it put me off DCUO.

    • I would be very surprised if it didn’t have a monthly sub!

      • Same here, though I don’t mind a monthly sub as long as it isn’t accompanied by an initial premium price purchase too – one or the other please.

  2. But I was hoping Bungie would of stepped away from what they knew (Space Marines in Space, shooting) to something new. Not really hyped for this! Doesn’t help that I don’t like Halo games or MMO’s! But it does sound like they could be pushing the boundaries of the FPS genre, so I’ll guess I’ll just have to wait for more news.

  3. I wonder how much control Bungie have, whether they’ve been told ‘make Halo with Call of Duty addictiveness methods and warcraft’s size and subscription model’. Sit back and watch the money come in.

  4. If Bungie release an MMO, surely Microsoft will find a way to allow a subscripton based game on 360.
    This could pave the way for other MMOs to follow.

    • I really hope they don’t go with a paid subscription. What we need is a free to play MMO with tons of DLC for purchase. Many online games make a killing this way and I would love to see a console developer give it a try. Rock Band is the closest comparison and they have seen a lot of success, despite the recent events.

  5. Really excited to see what Bungie is cooking up. I like the Halo games but have always hated that they were 360 exclusives. Bungie has a flawless track record when it comes to the online/multiplayer side of their games. Already getting pumped for this.

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