The L.A. Times reveals Bungie’s new franchise codenamed “Destiny”
Thanks to the L.A. Times, Activision’s new contract with Bungie has been revealed and it has the developer building four “sci-fantasy, action shooter games" from now until 2020. Codenamed “Destiny”, the new universe will also include four expansion packs codenamed “Comet”. While the first game would release as a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360, all subsequent titles will be day in date across the next generation of consoles and PC.
Bungie is entitled to 20-35 percent of their operating income in royalties for each title released. Additionally, Activision will pay out $2.5 million per year in bonuses from 2010-2013, if Bungie continues to reach milestones. There is also a clause that if the first Destiny game scores a 90% or higher on GameRankings.com, they can receive an additional $2.5 million. Beyond that, Bungie has apparently set aside a small team to make another Marathon game, possibly as a digital title. Sounds good, no?
"Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all becomes one. One moment left. One point of space and time. I know who you are. You are destiny"
Hell yes! My only problem is that they're working with activision.
New Marathon? Sweet
this better have a unicorn knight with a gun
God how I want another Marathon game... I miss Durandal... that psychotic AI with Delusions of Godhood... that arguably achieved those delusions.
Give me a D! Give me a U! Give me a R! Give me a A! Give me a N! Give me a D! Give me a A! Give me a L! What does that Spell? Durandal? NO! TROUBLE!
If your looking to play the old Marathons again, look up Aleph One. They did some polished verisons of it for free and its completely legal. Pretty sure its for both windows and mac.
Nice to see more Marathon love!
I played it at my friend's house on his Mac and get the PC port years later. Having the XBLA port was excellent so I didn't have to worry about wrestling with DOSBox
I played Marathon on my G4 Mac BEFORE it went to Xbox Live Arcade. *adjusts hipster glasses*
I approve of this
Marathon Durandal was one of the best surprises to grace Xbox Live Arcade, a total trip down memory lane. More please.
That and Myth, Pathway to Darkness, and Oni.
Thank you for using Marathon: Durandal as a photo. People commonly forget Bungie's roots.