If you’re excited for whatever Bungie is working on next, there’s a hint to the studio’s next project hidden somewhere within Destiny 2. When former Destiny 2 director Christopher Barrett was asked on Twitter (via GamesRadar) if there was a hint to Bungie’s new IP somewhere in their massive first-person shooter, Barrett simply responded, “Yes”.
— Christopher Barrett (@cgbarrett) April 17, 2022
Barrett followed up his short response with another one-word tweet, saying “Maybe”, along with a smiley face that looks like the moon. This led some Destiny fans to believe the hint is hidden somewhere on Earth’s Moon from Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep expansion. Even with the hint, the Destiny community hasn’t found the easter egg just yet. So, if you’re a Destiny 2 fan, it might be time to start searching the Moon!
Barrett is currently the director on an unannounced Bungie game after leaving the Destiny 2 director’s chair in 2018. Joe Blackburn is the current director on Destiny 2.
This isn’t the first time Bungie has hidden an easter egg for its next project in a game. Halo 3: ODST, released in 2009, included a poster saying “Destiny Awaits.” The teaser has since been removed.
Very little is known about Bungie’s new IP. According to a 2020 job listing, Bungie is working on a “comedic” game that will feature “whimsical characters”. And, the game will apparently include “a wide variety of pursuit and loot systems” and “fundamental RPG” systems, so we may be able to expect some mechanics similar to Destiny. Another job posting from last year suggests the project is a “character-focused” multiplayer game. We don’t know when the game is coming, but back in 2019, Bungie announced plans to release at least one non-Destiny game by 2025.
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Bungie was also acquired by PlayStation earlier this year, but new games in development will not become PlayStation exclusives. Sony does want to help Bungie turn its franchises into movies, which could include Destiny and whatever new IP the studio is working on.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.