One of the great surprises of the PlayStation Showcase, along with Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater and spider-man 2was undoubtedly the new Bungie game. marathonwhich is called, rescues the brand of the original title that the company launched for Mac in the 80s, But it has nothing to do. And while Bungie is now owned by Sony, the game will be coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, and will offer cross-play and cross-save functionality. But what is Marathon about?
Like destinyBungie’s proposal with marathon is to get on the new trend of multiplayer games and services, but with a different approach looter shooter PvE that offers destiny (which also offers its classic PvP side).
marathon is, above all, a extraction shooter, a type of game that became fashionable Escape from Tarkov and that also offers call of duty through its DMZ mode. marathon has nothing to do with the original proposal for Macintoshand the only thing Bungie has kept is the name and its touches of Sci-fi.
However, unlike Tarkov and DMZ, Bungie’s proposal is to stay in a space science fiction universe similar to Destiny:
A massive ghost ship hangs in low orbit over a lost colony on tau ceti iv. the 30,000 souls who call this place home have disappeared without a trace. Strange signs hint at mysterious artifacts, a long-dormant AI, and hoards of untold riches. You are a runner venturing into the unknown in a fight for fame…and infamy. Which of you will write his name in the stars?
The game will put the player at the feet of a runner (runners in its original version) to offer you an experience of extraction-shooter-pvp. And it will include a fundamental characteristic: your map and different zones will be persistent and evolve (hence the proposal of game as a service).
The details are still scarce, but both the aesthetics and the proposal on paper, knowing the good work of Bungie, make it marathon either one of the most anticipated titles, even if it has just been presented. As we say, it is currently in development for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X | S and PC with full cross-play and cross-save. No release date, yes.