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Activision and Bungie Discuss Partnership With Destiny

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:12 am by Justin Cavender

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Sunday morning the world was treated to news about Bungie’s new project Destiny, a first-person action game that brings players together in a shared, persistent world. Bungie, the creators of Halo, have partnered with Activision, the publishers behind Call of DutySkylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants. Both companies know how to make a successful franchise and here’s what they had to say about their epic collaboration.

“Bungie defined first-person action games over a decade ago with Halo, and with Destiny they will evolve the genre once again,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Destiny is a world that evolves. It is a world with wide boundaries that allows you to roam and explore. It is a world where, even in story mode, you could encounter other players on their own adventures. And of course, it is a world that brings all of this together with the visceral, heart pounding immediacy of an expertly crafted first-person action title. We are very excited to bring this ambitious, innovative and creative game to players around the world.”

“Activision focuses on doing a few things, exceptionally well. And Bungie has had the same ethos,” Hirshberg continued. “Together we are focusing the considerable resources, creativity and energy of both organizations to do something new, something ambitious, but most importantly, something fun.”

Destiny is the game that we’ve been dreaming of building for years. We couldn’t be more pleased about our extraordinary collaboration with Activision. We finally have the right partner, team and technology to bring the experience to millions of players worldwide,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. “Destiny will draw players into a world filled with mystery, action, and adventure, but most importantly, Destiny is more than a disc in a drive, it is a living social universe filled with other players.”

Set in the distant future, players take on the role as Guardians of the last city on Earth. It’s up to you to reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. No pressure or anything, but you’re humanity’s last hope. Good luck with that.

Destiny will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as other future console platforms.

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