No, what the people said is no lie. Bungie Aerospace helps out new developers by providing them necessary tools such as workspace. Go check out aerospace and look at the ipad on the page. The iPad has a steampunk style title on it "Crimson" http://www.bungie.net/Projects/Aerospace/
Photo shoot held at studio's Seattle offices looking for fans of steam-powered sci-fi genre; casting call director says it's for different studio's iPad game.
Source: A Google Groups listing by user lilithbunny (Liz Spain) for a steampunk video game photo shoot.
What we heard: When Bungie signed a 10-year exclusive publishing deal with Activision in April 2010, the studio that was made famous by the Halo series announced it would leave the franchise for an entirely new universe.
In the more than a year that's followed, Bungie and Activision have offered few details concerning the project--rumored to be called Destiny--only confirming that the game will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Activision's CEO of publishing Eric Hirshberg recently told GameSpot he's "dying" to talk about it.
Now it appears some new intelligence may have trickled out concerning the new game. A Google Group--Seattle Steamrats--put out a call for a Seattle fans to have their pictures taken for an upcoming video game.
The participants were to dress in Victorian British military, French military, Confederate, or "Pirate-y themed" clothing. The connection to Bungie? The steampunk photo shoot took place at Bungie Studios in Washington state on June 3.
The official story: When asked if the game in question was in development at Bungie, Spain told GameSpot, "No, we were actually shooting for another video game company in space borrowed from the Bungie offices. The game we were shooting for is going to be on the iPad."
Bogus or not bogus: Most likely bogus that this casting call had anything to do with Bungie's new project. Gamers hoping to learn of Bungie's new project are going to have to wait a while, as the shop said on Friday it won't be divulging information on the new game for quite some time.
Bungie is just using Activision. Bungie has kept their independence and the rights to their IP, Activision just gets the honor of publishing their creation. No other publisher had the resources and would let Bungie keep their IP. Its amazing how many publishers are so greedy, most wont let studios keep their IPs, kinda sad Activision ends up being the one who does...
Biggest mistake Bungie will ever make was going over to the darkside ( actvision, they don't even deserve a capital A )
@dkdk999 @ricardo-sene well, actually It's some-kinda slang name among geeks, just like how they described sci-fi's is all about cutting-edge tech, hologram, robotic, and other futuristic stuff, or Post-Apocalyptic is about deserted wastelands, nuclear warfare, radiated monsters. ................................................................................................................... Then Steam-punk is about how fantasy meet technology, if sci-fi tend to use battleships or mechs, but instead steam-punk tend to use zeppelin or clockwork rusty train you know odd stuff like that, or you'll see elf using flintlock pistol, Honestly It's a rare theme but I played a bit these kind of stuff in the past :) there are also Cyber-punk which is more different and more rarest to see. :roll:
parrot_of_adun im not really a fan of the steam punk genre personally. But i have faith in bungie. even though i prefer them doing sci-fi above all else, i think it might be interesting to see what they can do (like if they do a bioshock type of thing and combine the two)
I'm just hoping that we get the old Bungie back, a developer that did more than just shooters, steampunk themed or whatever. Would be nice to see them do another RTS or make up for Oni LOL
Ugh... People don't be another generic FPS. I'd like to avoid seeing the Steampunk motif become the next overly abused environment for shooters the way Scifi and "modern war" have.
Ya.bungie joins activision to make a "steampunk" game? Right.....they've always kept their games hush hush
I hope its not steam punk. Im a big bungie fan (not just halo) and i love their brand of sci-fi. They blend science fiction and mystical overtones so well
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