List suggests Bungie’s new ‘multiplayer action game’ is hero shooter
Everyone’s dying to know exactly what Bungie is working on in several ongoing incubation projects besides Destiny, as the studio continues to grow. The best known is the codename Matter, under Christopher Barrett, but there are a number of projects going on, and when new listings appear it’s unclear whether it’s Matter or another. project.
This time, there is a new list for a job working on a “multiplayer action game” that’s currently in incubation, and from the sound of it, it seems to be something in the vein of Apex Legends, Overwatch, or Valorant. In short, a hero shooter. This is listed among the requirements:
“Experience working on character-driven action games.”
There’s also this, which again sounds very Overwatch:
“Do you spend your time thinking about how different game mechanics can come together to create amazing team moments?”
I guess there are other types of character-driven action games out there, and I’m getting into the shooter because Bungie makes shooter games, but technically that includes something like DOTA or League of Legends.
The list also mentions that it would be nice to have “familiarity with the competitive gaming / esports landscape”.
There has been a long-standing theory in the Destiny community that Bungie has overlooked PvP in this game because its Crucible team is primarily assigned to other projects, and one of its upcoming games will be a heavily titled. focused on PvP. Hence the reason why Destiny just crossed the 600 day mark without a new Crucible card, and why a whole new subclass was developed seemingly with no PvP in mind (Stasis).
There have been enough of those lists where yes, it’s pretty clear that Bungie is indeed working on a competitive PvP-like shooter, although the exact nature of that remains unknown. This is the first list I remember seeing with the descriptor “character driven”, which would indicate something do not like Destiny or Multiplayer Halo, and something more in the vein of recent hero-based trends. The fight of fate is freely based on this concept. There are different classes and subclasses, so it’s not a flat plan like Halo, and yet there aren’t any dedicated “hero” characters either.
Just had a crazy idea of Bungie making a hero shooter in the Destiny universe, where you can control characters like Zavala, Ikora, Saladin, Ana Bray, Mithrax, Caiatl, Shaxx, Eris, Drifter, Mara Sov, Crow and more, each with their own “kits” of light powers and darkness, and specialized weapons from the Destiny universe. The community would both hate this and love this I’m sure. An article for another day, maybe …
Either way, Destiny PvP players still feel overlooked and until Bungie shares more about these other projects, they won’t have a clear idea of why, but everyone has their pretty clear theories as to why. this stage. At least one new, dedicated PvP game is coming, in one form or another, and for now, we’ll continue to check lists like these for clues.
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