“Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. 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. Stick around, we haven’t even started yet.”
IGN covered the leak and revealed more pictures and concept art.
The source of the leak was an advertising agency pitching a presentation for the game. The agency revealed the setting of the game later also confirmed by Bungie:
“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. 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.”
The game titled Destiny was heard of first in a court case between Activision and Bungie.
Bungie was said to be planning four titles in a new series of “sci-fantasy, action shooter games” titled Destiny. The release for subsequent games was set as 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Bungie aims to make the game as accessible and deep as the Star Wars franchise stating that “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”