Bungie might be breaking into mobile gaming.
Bungie seems to be keen on expanding its game portfolio beyond PC and consoles as reports have suggested that it’s working on a mobile title. Now, a recent patent filing suggests that work might be picking up.
As spotted by The Game Post, Bungie reportedly filed for six new patents in March 2022 that were published last week. There also seems to be a patent for “Virtual Button Charging”, which could be related to the use of the auto-sprint feature we see in games like PUBG Mobile. The other patents include things like swapping inventory items, aiming, and other action buttons on the screen. All these points towards a mobile FPS title possibly set in the Destiny universe.
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The news of Bungie developing a mobile title broke in July 2022, when it was revealed that NetEase was helping it make the game. However, it doesn’t seem to be a mobile version of Destiny 2, but rather something else entirely. Bungie has reportedly been working on its own mobile game engine, which makes us believe that this upcoming game will be more than just a Destiny 2 port.
In addition to this, Bungie is also looking to expand its horizons beyond video games. It recently got acquired by Sony for $3.6 billion, and the Japanese console giant has already mentioned how it wants to help Bungie expand the Destiny universe.
For this, Bungie has all of Sony’s resources and expertise available at its disposal. The Destiny developer also seems to have made significant progress on this front with recent hires that suggest that its first project will be a Destiny animated TV show. This also makes complete sense considering Sony also owns two of the biggest anime streaming platforms in the world, Funimation and Crunchyroll.
While Bungie is making good progress on other projects, it seems to have hit a snag in its crusade against cheat manufacturers. So far, it has sued at least three such hack sellers, where it was also awarded $13.5 million in damages against a particular manufacturer. However, one of the accused, AimJunkies, is now pushing back and has countersued Bungie for hacking and DMCA violations.
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