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Talon

Talon

5/21/2012 11:55:21 PM
So basically, Bungie/Activision's new game codenamed 'Destiny' was [i]"made public for the first time as part of a separate lawsuit involving the Call of Duty game franchise."[/i] This is obviously big news. Bungie's word (News article): [url=http://www.bungie.net/News/Blog.aspx?mode=news#cid32112]"Well, that just happened..."[/url] [quote][i]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.[/i][/quote] [b]Summary of what we 'know' so far...[/b] -Massively multiplayer style, sci-fantasy action shooter series codenamed Destiny with expansion packs codenamed Comet. -Four games which are targeting for a 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 release. -Four expansion packs which are targeting for a 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 release. -There will be other DLC, subscriptions, microtransactions, and value added services. -The first game will be an Xbox 360 and "Xbox 720" timed exclusive. -Bungie is also working on a Marathon game, but currently no more than 5% of their staff (nor more than 5% of their key staff) can work on it. -The second game is targeted for 360, 720, PS4, and Windows PC, though the contract notes that some of those SKUs may be dropped if they decide they are not worthwhile or not technically feasible. -Activision can terminate the contract without penalty if Destiny doesn't sell at least 5 million units in the first six months. - The main games will be retail. -At maximum, 7 Bungie employees and 10 contractors are allowed to work on Bungie.net. -The game is targeting a rating of Teen/PEGI 16. Nonetheless, Bungie doesn't have to (by the contact) hit this target. [url=http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-bungie-activision-contract-20120521,0,3463781.story]LA Times wrote an article[/url] about the contract between Bungie and there next game, code name 'Destiny'. This could possibly be some info about the next IP. Pretty interesting. [url=http://documents.latimes.com/bungie-activision-contract/]Here's the contract that they refer to in the article.[/url] For those who are too lazy to read the contract. [url=http://www.abload.de/img/destiny0tumo.png]Product[/url] [url=http://www.abload.de/img/destiny2eruax.png]Release Plan[/url] Most interesting part of the whole article in my opinion. [quote][i]The 27-page agreement calls for Bungie to develop four "sci-fantasy, action shooter games," code-named "Destiny," released every other year, beginning in the fall of 2013. Bungie also agreed to put out four downloadable expansion packs code-named "Comet," every other year beginning in the fall of 2014. Activision has never disclosed release plans for Bungie's titles.[/i][/quote] Also interesting. [quote][i]The first Destiny game will initially only be available on Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles, as well as its potential successor, which the contract refers to as the "Xbox 720." Later games would be made for Xbox consoles as well as Sony Corp.'s expected successor to the PlayStation 3, and on personal computers.[/i][/quote] [Edited on 05.21.2012 10:55 PM PDT]
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