What will be Bungie’s next adventure after destiny? That is the question that much of the industry has asked itself in recent years. Although we know that the study – and also publisher— has been working on a new project for some time, they have preferred to remain silent and keep it a secret. However, Tom Henderson, who is usually a reliable source in the video game industry, managed to obtain information about it.
Via InsiderGamingsaid leaker points out that the next thing from Bungie is, at the same time, the return of a popular franchise From the past. Specifically, it would be a new game marathon, that saga that conquered so many players in the nineties. In fact, marathon It is very important in the history of the Washington studio because it helped them lay the playable foundations for what would later be Halo.
Eye, the aforementioned source also indicates that the development of the new marathon is in pre-alpha state, so it’s not at an early stage at all. He even says that the official announcement could come at any time. The reason? Bungie needs to generate enough buzz to attract talent to join the studio to work on the project.
How will the new installment of marathon? Currently, it is a proposal focused on extraction. Players, alone or accompanied in a squad, must collect different resources on a map and then extract them. It would be possible to choose missions and buy the necessary equipment to make your way through a multi-hazard scenario. Of course, in the game there could be confrontations with other users; even with NPCs. Also, if you die, you say goodbye to everyone. loot collected.
Does it look familiar to you? Yes, it’s a similar idea to the Escape from Tarkovor what will soon be the mode DMZ of Call of Duty: Warzone 2. Battlefield 2042 tried it with Hazard Zone, but it turned out to be a total fiasco. What no one can deny is that extraction games continue to gain in popularity, mainly because they require good coordination and communication between team members.
Bungie knows all too well how games as a service work today —Destiny it’s an example-; thus marathon will bet on the seasonal format and constant content updates. The goal, clearly, is to win an egg among the Live Service Games most successful on the market, among which are Fortnite either war zone.
An important point that we cannot miss is that Bungie already belongs to Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation). Those in Japan shelled out $3.6 billion for the study earlier this year. But beyond adding Destiny to its catalog of intellectual properties, Sony’s plan is for Bungie to lead its assault on the games-as-a-service sector.
Sony, unlike other companies, does not have much presence in this market, and needs to change it as soon as possible. Bungie will not only be in charge of developing more experiences of this type, but also support other PlayStation studios that they take the same path.