The next step in the evolution of Bungie as they move towards becoming a multi-game studio, Marathon will be the company’s new sci-fi extraction shooter. It’s the first new project for the studio for more than ten years, with promise of coming to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.
A long running saga
All we know about Marathon at this point is that it will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC at some point in time. No set release date has been confirmed, but promises have been made in terms of full cross save and cross play capabilities.
When it does arrive, it’ll have you playing in the role of Marathon’s Runners, as you head to the planet of Tau Ceti IV. It’s here where the extraction shooting will begin, and in your role as one of these Runners – cybernetic mercenaries – you’ll need to overcome the harsh environments of the planet.
Exploration alone or in crews of three will see you hunting down mysterious alien artifacts, valuable loot, multiple weapons and gear. All this will play out via the usual Bungie style.
Listen to the devs
“Marathon is the start of an amazing journey for Bungie, one that is inspired by our studio’s legendary history while pushing boldly into the future,” said Marathon General Manager Scott Taylor. “We’re taking all of the lessons that we’ve learned from more than 30 years of creating amazing worlds and innovative PvP experiences and putting them into a game that looks, sounds, and plays like nothing Bungie has ever made.”
“Even at this stage of development, it’s incredible to watch the creativity and excitement around the game at Bungie,” said Marathon Game Director Christopher Barrett. “The team is committed to creating a PvP-first gameplay experience full of tension and excitement, all set in a persistent, dynamic, narratively rich online world where players’ actions have ramifications on each unfolding season.”
Kick back with the announcement trailer.