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Bungie and Activision Project Confirmed for 2013

We’ve finally got some information on that contract that was signed between Bungie and Activision back in 2010. We now know that they’re working together on what will be at least a four game long sci-fantasy action shooter under the code name “Destiny,” the first of which is due for a 2013 release.

Bungie posted this on their website:

“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.”

It’s suspected that Bungie went ahead with this post because a bit of information was outed when the contract between themselves and Activison was released publicly by the LA Times. This contract was released as part of the court case between Activision and former Call of Duty leads Jason West and Vince Zampella.

All we know as of today is that we can expect something totally new from Bungie in 2013. The studio did amazing work with the Halo franchise and it’s exciting to see them set off on another adventure. Their brief statement provided us with a bit of a tease in the comment “new universe,” and “see you starside.” Of course we don’t know if there is any significance to the term “starside” other than it being a sci-fantasy title which will surely take place in outer-space, but Bungie is known to drop hints and Easter Eggs with every bit of information they release.

The contract also detailed that after the first game’s release in 2013 we can expect each sequel to follow every other year.

There you have it. We now have a bit of light shed on the project between Bungie and Activision code named “Destiny.” The sci-fantasy action shooter has been confirmed for a 2013 debut. Stay tuned to TechnoBuffalo as more details about the project begin to surface.

[via LA Times]


John Fick

A Buffalo, New York student studying journalism. Intern for TechnoBuffalo's Gaming department.

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