That’s according to the LinkedIn profile of one of the artists at NetEase Games who, in cooperation with Bungie, helped develop “an unannounced FPS mobile game”.
A source with knowledge of NetEase’s development plans has told TGP that the studio is working on a new Destiny game. The title has been in development for well over two years now.
It has also been suggested that this unannounced Destiny game from NetEase is not related to Bungie’s current flagship title — Destiny 2.
Last year, TGP reported that Bungie might be working on a Destiny mobile game with NetEase Games, as the studio put out several job listings for a large mobile title in the Destiny franchise.
In addition to that, it looks like Bungie is now interested in building its own internal mobile game engine to “reach players on iOS and Android mobile platforms”.
NetEase Games is an expert when it comes to mobile games, with several huge mobile games under its belt. So, it’s safe to assume that sooner or later, Bungie will branch out the Destiny franchise to mobile devices.
Bungie‘s CEO, Pete Parsons revealed that NetEase has “a significant amount of experience in mobile we [Bungie] don’t have” and that this partnership will allow them to “incubate new ideas”.
Apart from that, Bungie is also actively hiring to expand its Destiny franchise into film and TV shows. Earlier this year, Derick Tsai joined the studios as the Head of Destiny Universe Transmedia projects. Tsai previously worked as a Director at Riot Games overseeing League of Legends animation projects.
In January 2022, Sony announced its acquisition deal of Bungie worth $3.6 billion. During an earnings call, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki talked about how Bungie could take advantage of Sony’s platform for its expansion into film and TV.
“Bungie want to nurture the IP they have in a multi-dimensional manner, and that’s their hope,” Totoki said. “For that, we believe we can help that – we have [Sony] Pictures and [Sony] Music, and Bungie can leverage our platform so that their IP can flourish and grow big.”
Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2’s current Light and Dark saga will come to an end with the final expansion – The Final Shape, due to release in 2024. However, Bungie has confirmed this doesn’t mean the end of Destiny 2 and that the game will continue with a new saga.