By: Laura Parker
The screenshot, posted on Bungie’sofficial site, came as a response to a leaked marketing document reportedly provided to IGN by a reader, which outed story details and concept art from the upcoming game.
According to IGN, Bungie has confirmed the document was prepared by an advertising agency and that it provides authentic details surrounding the game’s plot.
“We weren’t quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we’ve really been up to,” Bungie wrote on its official site. “Stick around, we haven’t even started yet.”
The leaked document describes Destiny as a “fun and accessible” game with a “deep, tangible and relatable” universe that is compared to the Star Wars franchise. The game is also described as “social at its core”.
A Bungie spokesperson commented on the leaked document, telling IGN: “We’re not quite ready to take the wraps off our next universe, but in light of recent events we thought we’d give fans something a little more official over at Bungie.net. Feel free to drop by and say hello! There’s much more to come.”
According to the document, Destiny’s plot revolves around an alien ship bent on destroying Earth and the “knights” tasked with defending what’s left of humanity. The document also shows images bearing the Destiny logo along with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 icons and the URL Destiny.com (currently password-protected).
Destiny is Bungie’s first project as part of a 10-year publishing deal with Call of Duty company Activision. Legal documents from May suggestedthat the game will be released for the Xbox 360 in 2013, with a 2014 release slated for the PlayStation 3.