It seems there are a few impatient snoopers though as story and art has leaked, with Bungie admitting it's all real. The setting of Destiny is Earth 700 years from now in the 'Last City'.
It seems our future involves a mysterious alien 'visitor' that parks itself in orbit like a 'second moon'. These aliens buck the trend and apparently protect us from hideous monsters.
"Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector," reads the leaked document, reports .
"Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it." This 'alien moon' is referred to as "the Traveler" elsewhere in the document.
Bungie's brand new sci-fi stint is also described as "fun and accessible to all," with the studio's aim to "create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise." Notice they don't mention that other mega sci-fi franchise - you know, the one they built - that one. "Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.” As long as the multiplayer or AI doesn't feel like we're fighting 7-year-olds - it's all good.
The gameplay for Destiny is said to be "social at its core," featuring a "world to explore with friends, both old and new.” What the heck does that mean? It seems Bungie want to touch on a little bit of the MMO arena.
"Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright," began of the leak being legitimate. "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." Destiny appears to be the final name selected for the new property as well - not just its project name.
Check out thefor all the leaked concept artworks for Destiny, which releases on Xbox 360 and PS3.