Bungie's "Destiny" Hinted in Halo ODST

Earlier this week, the internet lit up like a candle with leaks regarding Bungie and Activision’s new space game, Destiny. As it turns out, though, Bungie’s been threading clues and hints about the project since way back. The screenshot above is taken from 2009’s Halo 3: ODST and was finally noticed earlier this week.

An inside source has recently revealed story details and concept art from Destiny, Bungie’s follow-up to the Halo franchise. Bungie has confirmed that the document was prepared by an advertising agency and represents an outside look at Destiny’s plot, key values and more. According to the document:

“Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.”

Elsewhere in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as “the Traveler.”

A few hints to Destiny were shown in Bungie's 20th Anniversary Documentary, O Brave New World. The name "Tiger" was first used, but recent information tells that the new project name is "Destiny". The "Tiger" name was put forward by Jason Jones in the documentary. He stated in the video, "One reason that Tiger is so intriguing to so many people in the studio is that it's reaching players in a way that we haven't before,". Bungie writer Joseph Staten stated about the game, "We feel responsible for not just telling an isolated story but for building a universe that at some point is going to become more the fans' than ours. It's going to take a life of its own." Executive producer Joseph Tung added also, "I believe that it absolutely will be a game-changer in the way that Halo was a game-changer."

The name Destiny first emerged in May when court documents revealed details on four games in the series. At the time, installments in the Destiny series were revealed to be coming in fall 2013, fall 2015, fall 2017 and fall 2019. In 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020, downloadable expansions known as “Comet” were also said to be planned. We also know that Sir Paul McCartney will be working on the soundtrack. This game is going to be huge!