Bungie is reportedly making a Destiny game for mobile with China’s NetEase
It’s claimed the game has been in development for over two years
Bungie is reportedly working on a new Destiny game for mobile in partnership with Chinese tech and gaming giant NetEase.
The Game Post claims to have spotted “an unannounced FPS mobile game” developed in cooperation with Bungie listed on the LinkedIn profile of a NetEase Games artist.
And citing a source said to be familiar with NetEase’s development plans, the site claims the studio has been working on a new Destiny game for well over two years.
It’s also suggested that the game is a new title rather than a mobile version of Destiny 2.
NetEase invested $100 million to become a minority shareholder in Bungie in 2018. At the time, the Destiny studio said the deal would help it “explore new directions” and “build new worlds”.
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons also told GamesIndustry.biz that the deal was a signal of Bungie’s ambition to become a global game and entertainment company.
“We want to be able to build games that are inspiring people from around the world, and this partnership in part will allow us to do that, to begin that incubation and development process in a real way,” he said.
Sony announced in January that it intends to acquire Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion.
Speaking in May, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said the company’s planned acquisition of Bungie was partly motivated by a desire for PlayStation to become more of a multiplatform business.
“We believe it will be a catalyst to enhance our live game services capabilities,” he said. “Our acquisition of Bungie also represents a major step forward in becoming more multiplatform.”
In addition to its ongoing work on Destiny 2, Bungie previously announced plans to bring at least one new IP to market before 2025.