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We first heard about a Destiny mobile game a full year ago, when a Bungie job listing suggested such a project was in the works. Now more evidence has been revealed and it looks quite likely that we will be able to hold Destiny in the palm of our hands in the future.
The Game Post discovered a set of six patents filed by Bungie earlier this year but only published recently. As you can see from the sample image below, the patents revolve around touchscreen controls. Automatic aiming and swiping movements are also seen in the patent collection. Additionally, it appears that there is an option to cast the gameplay to a nearby screen while controlling it from the mobile device. If you’re at home, it would make sense to just boot up the PC or console and play at that point, but mobile game casting would be a good option while on the go.
Along with these mobile control and casting concepts, Bungie is also working on a brand new mobile game engine. A job posting for a mobile platform engineer in April 2022 mentioned that the studio was looking “to reach players on iOS and Android devices”. Destiny 2 already has a popular companion app, but this involved something very different – something that would be necessary to get Destiny running on mobile devices.
There’s even more on the way at Bungie beyond mobile content. Another job posting suggested the studio was developing a “third-person action esports” game, somewhat different from Destiny. Before that, it hired League of Legends animation director Derick Tsai for the purpose of creating Destiny movies and TV shows. It’s all part of Bungie’s plan to expand the world of Destiny beyond just games.
But as far as the games go, the next expansion coming to Destiny 2 is Lightfall, which will send players to Neptune and let them wield new Strand powers. Lightfall launches on February 28, 2023.