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Bungie MMO FPS Will Be Like ''WoW in Space''

By - Source: Kotaku | B 20 comments

An ex-Bungee contractor has revealed a few tidbits about the studio's post-Halo franchise.

Last year during the Game Developers Conference, Bungie creative director Joseph Staten hinted that the studio might be building an online persistent world, saying "wouldn’t it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you?" Now an ex-Bungee contractor has stepped forth to confirm the game's existence.

According to the source, the unannounced title will be a Sci-Fi-based massively multiplayer online first-person shooter. The project itself is dubbed as "Tiger" but currently goes by the name of Destiny, the studio's original post-Halo franchise. It will reportedly use a new Bungie-developed graphics engine and feature "unique online connectivity and matchmaking technology."

The source indicated that Destiny will be like "World of Warcraft in space."

Naturally Bungie has not commented on the MMO information. However, the ex-contractor claims to be one of thirty terminated contractors who recently cited claims of "budgetary concerns" and unfair treatment against the studio. The alleged terminated contractors included producers, artists, programmers, security, and most of the IT staff.

"We were given no warning and were actually told there was a 'full-time employee only meeting' and that we had to leave the building early, only to find out once we left that our email accounts were killed," the contractor claimed.

Bungie retaliated against the allegations, saying that it was never asked to lay off any employees or contract employees by Activision Blizzard, for any reason. "The talented professionals who grace our offices day in and day out are the lifeblood of Bungie--our most cherished commodity--and the unsubstantiated rumors posted today are in direct opposition to the culture and values that we believe make Bungie an exceptional place to work, and to call home," the developer stated.

Bungie added that it has not experienced layoffs or group firings of any kind.

With that said, current news regarding the Destiny MMO may be completely fabricated, feeding off previous hints thrown out by Bungie's Joseph Staten, Activision's COO Thomas Tippl and Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer.

Last week Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said the unannounced Bungie game will present a "new universe" for gamers to explore, but don't expect it to arrive on store shelves this year.

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    officeguy , February 17, 2011 7:33 PM
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    Bungie retaliated against the allegations, saying that it was never asked to lay off any employees or contract employees by Activision Blizzard, for any reason.
    Well, I would believe them but they are a part of Activision. Companies do this kind of stuff so it is hard to believe which on is telling the truth. If you think you can't be replace, face the facts, they can!!
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    the_krasno , February 17, 2011 7:34 PM
    Worlf of Warcraft in space?

    ARE YOU TELLING ME THEY ARE MAKING WORLD OF STARCRAFT?! IT'S NOT A HOAX?! MY DREAM COMING TO LIFE!!??!
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    Anonymous , February 17, 2011 7:36 PM
    GAAAY

    just kidding, but how does a MMO work on an xbox? This is my assumption.
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    illo , February 17, 2011 7:39 PM
    wow in space is still wow...run instances to get gear so you can run more isntances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear that allows you to run more instances for better gear...
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    restatement3dofted , February 17, 2011 7:40 PM
    the_krasnoWorlf of Warcraft in space?ARE YOU TELLING ME THEY ARE MAKING WORLD OF STARCRAFT?! IT'S NOT A HOAX?! MY DREAM COMING TO LIFE!!??!


    Why would Bungie be making a Starcraft game?
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    illo , February 17, 2011 7:45 PM
    Restatement3dofTedWhy would Bungie be making a Starcraft game?


    because they are all activision and bungie makes shooters, blizzard makes rpgs
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    g00fysmiley , February 17, 2011 7:48 PM
    could be interesting if true... but if its not on pc then i'm not interested
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    Immoral Medic , February 17, 2011 7:57 PM
    Starcraft and WoW need to seriously die. Only one i'm hoping for is warcraft 4 :p 
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    orionantares , February 17, 2011 8:02 PM
    WoW in space? Didn't Blizzard do that already? I thought it was called the "Burning Crusade"? It even had space goats!
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    AMW1011 , February 17, 2011 9:54 PM
    immoral medicStarcraft and WoW need to seriously die. Only one i'm hoping for is warcraft 4


    As much as I would love to have a WC4, I'll fight you to the death in the name of Starcraft!!
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    lunaticwoda , February 17, 2011 11:36 PM
    Advanced matchmaking technology? So its NOT an MMO. Just because your game is only online doesnt make it a frickin MMO people stupid bungie is stupid
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    stm1185 , February 17, 2011 11:56 PM
    Activision then will have a FPS MMO from Blizzard called Titan and a FPS MMO from Bungie called Destiny. Destiny being set in space, and with the name Titan I have to wonder if Blizzard's will be as well.

    I wonder who is going to cry plagiarism?
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    tripplenipple1224 , February 18, 2011 12:25 AM
    IN SPAAAAAAAAACE!
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 1:00 AM
    "wouldn’t it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you?"
    Especially after Microsoft said "fuck you" to original Xbox owners and turned off Xbox Live.
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    joelmartinez , February 18, 2011 3:12 AM
    Am I the only person who feels that single-player is fine, I mean multiplayer is fun but not every time, guess that's why I don't play WoW
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    eddieroolz , February 18, 2011 4:00 AM
    This will test their ability to innovate and stay relevant post-Halo. Let's hope they'll live up to the expectations.
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    falchard , February 18, 2011 4:36 AM
    They seemed to leave out parts.

    Halo will be a great FPS like half-life [only watered down and not competitive with competing FPS on the PC]

    Destiny Online will be like WoW in space [only watered down and not competitive with competing mmo products on the PC]
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    Bigmac80 , February 18, 2011 5:56 AM
    This is going to fail..Every company wants to make the new Wow but you know what it's not going to happen. It's either you're use to playing Wow or sick of playing it. If you play a game especially a mmo they always bring up Wow..Even in AOC and Rift..That's all you see in the chat log is people talking about Wow. But when you log in Wow you don't see people talking about any other mmo's because Wow is still and if not the best Mmo. Yeah other companys might last for 2-6 months but people will just get sick of it and go back to Wow or just quit mmo's like i did and just stick to fps or strategy games.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 18, 2011 11:19 AM
    gaymer8DGAAAYjust kidding, but how does a MMO work on an xbox? This is my assumption.

    Massive Noobs Online
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    BulkZerker , February 18, 2011 4:52 PM
    Bigmac80This is going to fail..Every company wants to make the new Wow but you know what it's not going to happen. It's either you're use to playing Wow or sick of playing it. If you play a game especially a mmo they always bring up Wow..Even in AOC and Rift..That's all you see in the chat log is people talking about Wow. But when you log in Wow you don't see people talking about any other mmo's because Wow is still and if not the best Mmo. Yeah other companys might last for 2-6 months but people will just get sick of it and go back to Wow or just quit mmo's like i did and just stick to fps or strategy games.


    WoW isn't the best MMO, it's the one with the largest user base. HUGE difference there. Why else do you think EVE got the best MMO gold sticker for 2 years instead of WoW? Because they did this thing called innovation. WoW doesn't do that, they just take ideas that are popular in other videogames and add it to their game. Vehicle combat, CTF, PVP only servers, keeping servers small enough and guilds with a hard limit so there isn't large scale server crashing Guild Wars.