According to an article that was posted on GameSpot yesterday, it appears that Bungie will be finally revealing their new franchise at the Game Developers Conference in March. Although not confirmed, this new franchise is sourced to the entitled to”Destiny” and will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, along with a possible release for the Xbox 720 and PS4.
Presumably, a more formal announcement for Destiny is planned for sometime prior to the talk. Neither Bungie nor Activision had returned requests for comment at press time.
Bungie writer and design director Joe Staten and art director Christopher Barrett will lead the discussion, titled "Brave New World: New Bungie IP." The talk will focus on Bungie's design process and world-building techniques, running from concept to production.
Those in attendance will get a glimpse inside Bungie's new world, though it's not clear what state the game will be in during the briefing. Additionally, the event description suggests the next ten years of games from Bungie will be based in the Destiny universe.
In addition to the information provided by GameSpot, the official website for GDC has provided an official listing for this event. As described through the listing on GDC's website, the speakers of this presentation will be Joe Staten and Christopher Barrett from Bungie. The description for this event has been given below:
Two decades of success in the gaming industry is no small feat, but after ten years of Halo, Bungie found themselves faced with a tremendous challenge: to build a whole new world, filled with even more amazing mysteries, places, creatures, and opportunities for player investment. For the first time ever, Bungie creative directors will discuss their world building techniques, from concept to production. Attendees will walk away with key insights into Bungie's battle-tested design process. They'll get a glimpse of the brave new world that has been built, a place where the next ten years of great Bungie adventures will unfold.
For those of you that are interested, we have listed a few concept photos of “Destiny” in the slide-show above this article.
Do you think that this title will be released for the Xbox 720 and PS4?