Bungie released a small statement on Bungie.net saying “Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren’t quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we’ve really been up to.” and followed up with “Stick around, we haven’t even started yet”.
The Former Halo creators released that statement in response to the concept being leaked last night on IGN by a reader, who had recieved an advertisement document which reveled: concept art, story details and a Destiny.com website (which is password protected, but owned) for up the and coming Destiny.
The document 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,” and also mentions, “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.”
The massive, mysterious alien ship is referred to as….“The Traveler”.
‘Destiny’ is said to be, “fun and accessible to all”. It aims to “create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise” and, “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old,” says Bungie co-founder Jason Jones. “We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”
The gameplay is “social at its core” which will offer “a world to explore with friends, both old and new”.
The logo design for ‘Destiny’ has the PS3 and Xbox360 as confirmed console’s for release.
We’re all expect to see more about Destiny at E3 2013.