Bungie reveals footage of first post-Microsoft game, 'Destiny'

The first in-game footage of "Destiny" can be seen following the 2:30 mark.

Former Microsoft-owned game studio Bungie has revealed the first footage of its upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 first-person shooter, "Destiny," the developer's first game outside of the Halo universe in more than a decade.

The footage comes from a video documentary uploaded to YouTube, a promotional technique the studio used extensively for its final three Microsoft games – "Halo 3," "Halo 3: ODST" and "Halo: Reach" – prior to their releases. In the 4-minute development documentary, entitled "Pathways Out of Darkness," Bungie staff discuss the story of the game, which follows a global war on earth, as well as social aspects Bungie is creating to work in coordination with the game itself.

In "Destiny," players control a customizable character, known as a guardian, capable of traversing the universe in an attempt to reestablish mankind's place. Bungie describes the gameplay as being set in a "shared world" environment, meaning players are part of a persistent world and are capable of joining each others' games. Because of this, the game requires a constant Internet connection.

Bungie was a Microsoft-owned studio from 2000 to 2007, after which time it was spun off into its own private company, although Microsoft kept the rights to the Halo intellectual property. In 2010, Bungie announced it had signed a 10-year publishing agreement with Activision.

A release date has yet to be announced for "Destiny."

Source: YouTube via Polygon

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