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Bungie unveils first ever non-Halo project, Destiny

Bungie, the game studio behind the ever-popular Halo franchise, has finally announced its next project – an epic, ambitious online game called Destiny.

The title, revealed amidst much fanfare and hype earlier this week after nearly two years of rumours and leaks, is being developed as part of a decade-long deal with Activision Blizzard.

A teaser trailer containing a few in-game images, concept art and some pointers as to the kind of game to expect was released to the press. The video only offers a first look at minor details and doesn't contain any gameplay footage or features. The nature of the gameplay, as such, is hard to describe at the moment. Activision has simply referred to it as a 'shared world shooter' where each player is capable of shaping his own story.

Bungie has said Destiny will include seamless social interaction, including a social sphere wherein users can expect to engage with other players using their smartphones and tablets.

Bungie has confirmed it is releasing the game for both Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, as well as for future consoles, such as the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4. A 350-strong team has been working on Destiny full-time since 2010, gearing up for release early in 2014.

Eager gamers can already begin pre-ordering Destiny for £50 via GameStop.