Bungie’s golden goose, Destiny, is the main reason the company was acquired by Sony early this year. That, and the good working relationship between the Japanese company and the US-based studio. Available to play on just about any platform that can run games, including Android and iOS devices (via the cloud), Destiny remains one of the most popular multiplayer FPS (first-person shooter) series. In fact, the franchise is so popular that Bungie wants to turn it into a movie and TV shows, just like Microsoft did with the Halo series. Furthermore, it looks like the partnership with NetEase will finally come to fruition as Bungie is reportedly working on a mobile game that will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.
NetEase has been a minority shareholder in Bungie since 2018, and the main reason behind the Chinese company’s move is likely due to the US studio’s desire to expand into mobile gaming as well. utilities TheGamePost saw a LinkedIn profile of one of the NetEase Games artists that mentions that they contributed to the development”an unannounced mobile FPS game” in partnership with Bungie.
While we strongly recommend taking this with a grain of salt, it is very possible that Bungie is really working on a mobile game with NetEase, especially after the studio’s CEO Pete Parsons said the Chinese giant has “a significant amount of experience in mobile that we don’t have† He also added that the partnership between the two companies will enable Bungie with “breeding new ideas†
The rumored mobile game is unlikely to be a port of the critically acclaimed Destiny 2, but rather a brand new title set in the same universe. Until then, you can pick up Destiny 2 on your mobile and play through Microsoft’s cloud if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member.