Bungie is working with NetEase, one of its investors, on a Destiny mobile game, which would take more than two years in development
The Destiny franchise has been a sure success for Bungie, particularly in the wake of Destiny 2 in 2017, with further expansions planned through 2024 (but that doesn’t have to spell the end of the game). And soon it will expand into mobile phones, a very lucrative market segment.
Its recent acquisition by Sony PlayStation, which bought the studio for $3.6 billion, hasn’t changed Bungie’s plans much, as it continues to operate autonomously with several projects in development.
One such project appears to be a mobile game developed in collaboration with NetEaseexperts in mobile games, according to advances The Game Post (via VGC). And it would be a new game from the same universe, not an adaptation of Destiny 2.
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This game would take more than two years in development, and would be of the same genre as the PC and console game, a first person shooter (Something worth noting, let’s not forget that Warcraft Arclight Rumble, the first game in a classic PC saga for mobile announced this year, was a major change in aesthetics and gameplay).
A Linkedin employee of NetEase Games put on his profile that he was working on an unannounced mobile FPS game. Sources from The Gaming Post confirmed that it was a game in the Destiny series.
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NetEase invested $100 million in stock to become a minority shareholder in Bungie in 2018, a strategic deal with Bungie seeking to “build new worlds.”
The purchase of Sony does not change this agreement, since this game would have been years in development. In addition, Bungie will maintain its autonomy despite being part of the PlayStation group. They have confirmed that they will release all of their games on PC and Xbox as well (and that includes a new IP that they hope to release in the next three years).