Bungie Possibly Working On A Deep RPG Experience?
So now that Bungie and Activision have signed their deal, everyone is interested to see what the first "Bungivision" game will be.
Thus far, we've only heard a very vague statement from Sony, implying that it's a "new action IP," and we do know that Bungie isn't planning to do any more Halo titles. But perhaps we can learn a bit more from the developer's job listings, which everyone has been watching very closely since the aforementioned announcement. Perhaps the first bit of information we can glean from those new openings is that the storyline in this mystery project will be more complex and robust than what we saw in the Halo franchise. The studio is looking for a lead writer to help design their "game universe" and they'll give the nod to someone who boasts "branching or nonlinear narrative experience." The "branching" part sort of implies something deeper; all the Halo games featured linear plots (with the exception of some flashbacks in last year's ODST). Lastly, let's not forget about that Player Investment Designer who will be tasked with providing players with a virtual experience "with real value and consequence." It goes on to say we'll have "long-term goals" during the game, and that we'll dive into deeper character development.
Okaaaay, so might this be an action/RPG; perhaps something along the lines of Mass Effect? Or might we be looking at a first-person RPG like Fallout? It'll be very interesting to see...
5/3/2010 8:48:50 PM Ben Dutka