Tag: Bungie

  • News Bungie's Employees Seem To Be Really Excited About Something

    "Don’t think I have ever left a company meeting more hyped"

    Odd behaviour from Bungie staff on social media over the past week has caught the attention of many fans of the company. A number of employees are simply tweeting the word "Bungie" with no context attached. Here's just one example, from Christopher Barrett - the director of an...

  • News Bungie Announces Studio Expansion, Planning To Release New IP By 2025

    Alongside working on new Destiny related "experiences"

    With the growing success of the company, Bungie has announced a massive studio expansion which will see its headquarters in the US almost triple in size, along with an international division setting up shop in Amsterdam. The expansion to its headquarters, which is expected to be finished by...

  • News Bungie's Halo Archive Is Finally Going Offline This February

    Last chance to save your stats and files

    It's the end of an era, folks! Bungie has announced that it will officially be shutting down its Halo website on February 9th, removing a selection of stats and files from those original Halo games in the process. In a message as part of a regular update, Bungie revealed the news: "Almost nine years ago,...

  • News Bungie Reveals More Details About Destiny 2's Xbox Series X Upgrade

    Arriving in just a few days' time

    The next major Xbox One game to get the 'Optimised' treatment for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be Bungie's Destiny 2, and the developer has now shared more details on what to expect from it next week. Arriving on Tuesday, December 8th, the enhancement will bring a variety of improvements to the game on...

  • News Can You Believe It? Halo 2 Is Now 16 Years Old

    Time flies when you're saving humanity

    Just before the launch of the Xbox Series X|S this week, Halo 2 actually celebrated its 16th anniversary. Yep, when Bungie's second game landed on the original Xbox in 2004, it was the first Halo title on the system to allow players to take the fight online, play as the Arbiter and even dual-wield. The story...

  • News Bungie CEO Denies Claims Surrounding Xbox Acquisition Talks (Again)

    "Nope."

    With Microsoft dropping $7.5 billion to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks recently, it feels like anything can happen. Which studio might they buy next? Well of course Bungie would be an obvious one. Going back to the glorious days of the OG Xbox with Halo, Microsoft have had a close working relationship with the...

  • Random Former Bungie Composer Shares A Look At Ultra-Rare 'Halo The Movies' DVD

    Originally meant for employees only

    Here's a cool little YouTube upload for Halo fans! Former Bungie composer Martin O'Donnell, who famously worked on the first few Halo games and the original Destiny, has unveiled this ultra-rare "Halo The Movies" DVD. The DVD was made 18 years ago in 2002, and is an internal Halo compilation intended only for...

  • News Bungie CEO Denies Claims Surrounding Xbox Acquisition Talks

    "This is false"

    Update: Bungie CEO Pete Parsons has now taken to Twitter to respond to these claims, simply stating "this is false" to a tweet about the rumour - despite Eurogamer also reporting earlier today that talks had taken place. Original story: Destiny 2 developer Bungie is bring

  • News Bungie Almost Returned To Microsoft Before Signing 2010 Activision Deal

    'Microsoft was very close to making a serious [offer]'

    Former Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell has revealed developer Bungie was very close to being reacquired by Microsoft before signing its multi-year deal with Activision in 2010 (via GamesIndustry.biz). In an interview on the HiddenXperia YouTube channel, O'Donnell explained that the...

  • News Bungie Explains Why It Doesn't Want To Make A Destiny 3

    "We don't believe a sequel is the right direction for the game"

    Following the next chapter of Destiny 2 reveal earlier today, Bungie outlined more details on the future of the game via a blog post on its website, also highlighting why it doesn't want to make a Destiny 3. The company noted that it's "investing in Destiny 2 for years to come", with...

  • News Bungie's Next Game Might Be A Comedic RPG With "Whimsical Characters"

    As suggested by new job listings

    Bungie appears to have revealed details on its next IP via a couple of job listings on its careers site for a Incubation Investment Designer and Incubation Art Director (thanks TheGamePost, VGC). According to one of the listings, the Destiny studio is creating something "c

  • News The Next Chapter Of Destiny 2 Will Be Revealed On June 9, Confirms Bungie

    Update: "The future of Destiny 2 arrives"

    Update (Fri 5th Jun, 2020 12:40 BST): Bungie has since re-uploaded this clip (along with the other one you see below) and provided more details on where you can watch the big reveal next week. The company says you can "tune in for the next chapter of Destiny 2" on Mixer, YouTube and Twitch on June 9 at 9AM...

  • News Halo Creators Wanted Master Chief To Look Like He Could Take Down An Entire Army

    "He needed to look like a tank"

    Halo's Master Chief is now well and truly established as one of the greatest video game heroes of all time, but how did it all start out for him? In this month's episode of IGN Unfiltered, co-creator Marcus Lehto reveals how Spartan 117 actually began life as a model named Super Soldier. The original character...

  • News Bungie Is Bringing Destiny 2 To Xbox Series X

    Sounds good to us!

    Developer Bungie casually announced earlier today that it'll be bringing Destiny 2 to next-gen platforms including Xbox Series X. The company revealed this in response to a tweet by the official Xbox account concerning the "hundreds of titles in development for Xbox Series X". For now, Bungie just says that more details are to...

  • News Destiny: How to Find The Magic Cave

    Fair play?

    Here at Pure Xbox we believe in fair play, a level field, fun, and the like. Therefore if a significant method of obtaining loot is available and being made use of by some, we believe that all Guardians should at least know where it is, and how to get there. Without further ado, here are simple steps that will bring you to Destiny's...

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    Review Destiny

    "I'm your density. I mean, your destiny."

    It goes without saying that we all expect big things from the creators of the Halo series. And it’s not just because they bestowed upon us one of the best science-fiction gaming franchises of all time, it’s also due to the epic promise that their new IP will be an intergalactic journey so grand that...

  • News Destiny's Level Cap Broken Down

    Raise the bar higher!

    A mere few days ago we were treated to the latest endeavour by Bungie Studios. We were provided with our Destiny. Many of us likely went tumbling in with friends head over heels, not knowing what exactly was in store. The game is more difficult than what we experienced in Beta play, where an unfortunate level cap of 8 was...