You gotta’ hate court right? Well, not if you’re eagerly awaiting news about Bungie’s next title.
Details of the Bungie/Activision mash-up have leaked thanks to a court document which released when the case of West and Zampella vs Activision was settled recently. The document in question confirms that Bungie’s next game is indeed entitled “Destiny” and will ship on both the Xbox 360 as well as the next-generation Xbox in “2013″. The game is then expected to hit the PS3 and the next-generation PlayStation in “2014″.
But why are these dates so important you may ask? Both Sony and Microsoft have been rather cold about next-gen (we all know it’s coming) as they are expected to reveal their next machines sometime within the next year, but these dates do fall in line with predications about next-generation systems – so there could be a reveal at E3 for at least one of the firms.
The document also confirms Destiny is to get “four major retail Destiny game releases” which are scheduled for “2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019″. In fact, if that information wasn’t detailed enough, there’s also confirmation on expected DLC to come. Currently codenamed “Comet”, the packs will release late 2014, then in 2016, 2018, and 2020.
Finally, the document paints Destiny as a “massively-multiplayer-style” title with:
“a blend of retail packaged goods sales, subscriptions, downloadable content, value-added services and micro-transactions.”
Expect an official confirmation/reveal at E3 2012.
For the full document, head on over to the LA Times.