We're starting to get a better idea of what Bungie's next game will be like, albeit in some roundabout ways. An IGN reader supplied the outlet with leaked materials for Destiny that offer a look at concept art for the project. The document in question, which was confirmed by Bungie to have originated from an advertising agency, sets up the plot:
"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."
This certainly sounds like the kind of thing the studio would work on. Bungie co-founder Jason Jones had an interesting quote: "Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure." This and talk of exploration in the prior leak have me feeling pretty exciting to see an official announcement. Maybe at the Spike VGAs?
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