Bungie might be joining a handful of AAA game developers that have brought their main franchises to mobile. According to the latest report, the studio is now working on a new FPS for iOS and Android, which is based on the Destiny IP.
The Game Post reported the news last week, linking to a LinkedIn profile of one of the artists at NetEase games. The description mentioned an “unannounced FPS mobile game” developed in cooperation with Bungie.
A source familiar with the Chinese tech giant’s plans told TGP that this might be a new Destiny title, which has been in development for more than two years. The unannounced game will reportedly be an original project rather than a mobile port of the existing games in the franchise.
There is an ongoing trend of bringing prominent FPS games to mobile. Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile are probably the biggest hits so far. The latter, for example, became the second highest-grossing mobile title for the first half of 2022, with $1.1 billion in revenue. Tencent-developed CoD: Mobile surpassed $1.5 billion in player spending in February.
Other companies have also been trying to compete in this area. Last month, Apex Legends Mobile topped $13 million in revenue since its launch on May 17. So there might be a place for Bungie’s title, too.
NetEase invested $100 million in Bungie in 2018. Earlier this year, Sony announced the acquisition of the Destiny maker for $3.6 billion.