Almost nothing is known about the next project that Bungie, the original creators behind the “Halo” franchise will be working on next. It is known that the game will be called “Destiny”, and that it is a futuristic sci-fi game. Apart from that, not much is known. That may be changing soon, after an “alternate reality game” that Bungie started for Destiny on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
The ARG shows the word “Monday” and a countdown with seven numbers. This could possibly mean that something will be revealed about the game on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The first “puzzle” that was posted has players of the ARG splitting diamonds to form two columns, which reveals two blurry images, and the instructions: “Pattern Active. Array Element Online. Coordinate. Combine. Clarify. [Note: (x, y) visibility limited. (u, v) analysis might prove useful.] Frequency gaps detected. Additional global observatories required.”
The instructions suggest that more answers will be revealed, and the next part of the game will be playable, after more people access the site. The two images may need to be combined somehow, as it says over the top of one image: “Coordinate. Combine. Clarify.”, and “Active Baselines.” over the other.
Clicking on a link underneath one of the pictures leads to a page with the following writing:
Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.
Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.
Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.
Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.
Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.
There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.
Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.
More on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: Bungie has confirmed a "Destiny" reveal, but one day earlier, on Sunday, Feb. 17.