Bungie: Destiny to be as big as Star Wars


Company COO outlines big ambitions for next-generation Halo successor.

Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie, has said that the developer’s much anticipated MMO-FPS hybrid Destiny aims to take a seat in popular culture alongside icons such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Parsons expressed the studio’s confidence that multi-platform shooter would eclipse the success found by its phenomenonly popular Halo franchise.

"We like to tell big stories and we want people to put the Destiny universe on the same shelf they put Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars; we've already seen they do that with Halo,” he commented.

“We were extremely proud of what we achieved with Halo... I'm pretty convinced we are going to do it again with Destiny in a way that maybe even Halo never achieved before."

Additionally, the executive explained that Destiny was Bungie’s chance to influence the look and feel of next-generation shooters.

However, the company doesn’t want to make just another FPS, with Parsons saying the new franchise hopes to blend singe-player with multiplayer in a 10-year arc.

"We have a pretty good understanding of what we want to do over a ten-year period with Destiny, which is not to say we know exactly where the gameplay and story will go, but we've future proofed ourselves on a number of levels,” he explained.


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