The last living city on Earth. A moon-sized alien ship. Alien races determined to conquer our planet. This forms the foundation of Bungie’s brand-new IP Destiny. Thanks to an IGN reader, several production materials for the game have been leaked, including story details, concept art, as well as a few hints and the core gameplay. The document and the information it contains has been confirmed by Bungie as being real, so here are your first details. The documents reads:
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.
Once again, Bungie is giving us a straight-forward sci-fi set-up, but their aim this time around is to “create a universe as deep, tangible, and relatable as that of the Star Wars universe.” Anyone who is familiar with the Halo series knows that Bungie is certainly capable of doing so. In order to achieve this goal, the studio is promising that the game will be “fun and accessible to all,” giving us the implication that the title is aiming for something other than a Mature rating.
As far as gameplay goes, very little is known. However, back in 2011, Bungie’s lead network engineer David Aldridge stated that Destiny will be an MMO. This seems to be confirmed by the document’s description of the game, saying that it is “social at its core.” This has not been directly confirmed by Bungie, however, as the company has released an official statement saying:
We’re not quite ready to take the wraps off our next universe, but in light of recent events we thought we’d give fans something a little more official over at Bungie.net. Feel free to drop by and say hello! There’s much more to come.
Hopefully we’ll be hearing more details about Destiny over the next few months, but be prepared to wait until E3 2013 before we get some real information. According to a leaked logo, the game will be available for both Xbox 360 and PS3. Again, these details have not been confirmed.
We’ll have more updates as they come, but check out the concept art below, and the original article here.