Halo and Destiny developer Bungie seems to be making a long-sought pivot to mobile gaming. After years of fans clamoring for a port of its fantastic Destiny 2 free-to-play FPSRPG, fans can actually get a mobile version of, well, something.
While the developer is working on its first major mobile release, it looks like it’s not the Destiny 2 Mobile version we’ve always wanted. But what is this mysterious mobile game?
Is Destiny Mobile in development?
According to a report from The Game Post, NetEase and Bungie are collaborating on an exclusive mobile game. While the title doesn’t appear to be a cross-play compatible port of Destiny 2 as we all would like, it looks like it will be designed from the ground up for smartphones.
The report is based on a job listing of a NetEase artist working on the upcoming project. In the artist’s LinkedIn profile, it is claimed that NetEase and Bungie are working together on “an unannounced FPS mobile game”.
According to multiple sources, the collaboration between NetEase and Bungie has been in development for several years. Bungie is apparently working on a mobile-friendly branch of its internal Tiger Engine, so this is likely a Destiny or Destiny-esque title.
However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t a pure Destiny 2 port. something different. This means missions and environments should be more suitable for small screens.
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The Mobile Shooter Craze Continues
Bringing Destiny to mobile to some extent is hardly surprising. In fact, it seems weird that we haven’t received a mobile version of the popular free-to-play loot shooter yet.
With titles like Fortnite, Call of Duty Mobile, Apex Legends, and more performing incredibly well on mobile, it seems obvious that Bungie would want a slice of that pie. In addition, other competitors are already on the way. We see you, Battlefield!
Destiny Mobile could end up becoming a major part of Bungie’s revenue when, or if, it finally releases. One thing is certain, we want it!