OK, so we know that Bungie doesn’t make Halo games anymore, but the developer was the brains and brawn behind much of the hugely successful Xbox flagship title’s history. With such a massive franchise under its belt, you can expect the world’s eyes to be upon your next big gaming series. Will ‘Destiny’, which has been revealed in an Activision contract, live up to that expectation?
The contract, which has just been outed by the LA Times due to being part of an Activision court case, describes an agreement between the publisher and Bungie for a series of four games to be launched between 2013 and 2019. The first of the four titles to be set in the Destiny universe will land on the Xbox 360 next year.
Where it gets really interesting is what happens after that. The Destiny series is then set to unfurl onto the Xbox 360’s successor, “which the contract refers to as the ‘Xbox 720‘,” says the LA Times. “Later games would be made for Xbox consoles as well as Sony Corp.’s expected successor to the PlayStation 3, and on personal computers.”
If the contract’s calling it the Xbox 720, does that mean that Activision knows something we don’t? Or is that name merely guesswork?
Other than the consoles and dates, little else is known about the Destiny series at this point, but Bungie’s strengths undoubtedly lie in Sci-Fi settings. What would you expect from a four-game series by the name of Destiny? Something in the Mass Effect mold? Let us know your thoughts below.
Via LA Times