The arrival of storied developer Bungie has been a long time coming for PlayStation fans. The studio best known for creating the lion's share of the Halo franchise is no longer owned by Microsoft, and is therefore free to develop for non-Xbox platforms. Those who follow the industry closely have heard hints of Bungie's next project, allegedly codenamed "Destiny", in recent months, and a leak via IGN seems to confirm that Destiny will indeed be coming to PlayStation 3.
The leak originated from an IGN reader, who sent documents containing story information and concept art to the video game website. The details were corroborated by Bungie, who has confirmed their veracity. Destiny is marked as a game that is "social at its core", and a detailed plot synopsis provides context for an experience that's "fun and accessible to all" and aims "to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise".
The plot synopsis is as follows:
"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.”
The massive alien ship in question is later identified as The Traveler, and can be seen in a variety of concept art images, including those shown below.
Above images credited to IGN.com
It should be noted that the only official piece of artwork is the one given below, posted on Bungie.net earlier today in response to this leak. Bungie had this to say on the leak in question:
"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.
Stick around, we haven’t even started yet."
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