While Bungie started off in 1991 with their first project, Operation: Desert Storm, selling a whopping 2,500 copies, the company has evolved into one of the greatest in the industry. With several other notable titles such as Marathon and Oni, they have continued, it seems, in their path of futuristic first person shooter games. But Bungie had finally found the Holy Grail with one of the most popular titles ever as they released the legendary Halo series.
Halo: Combat Evolved was released late 2001 and changed the world of FPS games forever. Several years and over 5 million copies later, Halo 2was born. Truly a masterpiece, Halo 2 in 2004 furthered the series and changed the face of online multiplayer gaming on a console. Needless to say, it is the best-selling first generation Xbox game.
Already immortalized, Bungie, of course, continued this unstoppable series as Halo 3 was finally released on September 25, 2007. With over 4 million copies pre-ordered, Halo 3 grossed more than $300 million in the first week. By now, a staggering 8 million copies have sold and over 1 billion games have been played. The Halo series has become many gamers sole purpose for existence.
With the godlike trilogy complete, Bungie released 2 more less popular prequels to Halo: CE and Halo 3, being Halo: ODST in 2009 and Halo: Reach in 2010. But what of the cliffhanger at the end of Halo 3? Unfortunately it seems Bungie will not continue the legend of the Master Chief as they will not be making a Halo 4.
So what is Bungie up to now? Well, it has been rumored that they have teamed up with Activision and they are working on a new game entitled Destiny. Note that the name is not indefinite. From what we know, Destiny will be a massively multiplayer first-person shooter. Naturally, it had been reported as being a sci-fi shooter set in space. This new MMO FPS has been described as “World of Warcraft in Space”. If you have never played WoW, it’s basically the most-played MMORPG. I myself have been addicted to this game for 6 years, so if Destiny is even half as popular as WoW, some of us might be in trouble as we glue ourselves to our computer chairs to lose time in these MMO games.
In any case, should the rumored Destiny release, it’s sure to be a hit. Hopefully it won’t be a subscription-based MMO, but either way I’ll most likely get it. There is very minimal next to no information regarding whether or not it will be a console or PC game but we’ll let you know when we hear anything else.