Bungie is one of the world’s biggest video game studios. Responsible for the Halo series’ birth and now the popular Destiny franchise, the game studio creates large, expansive universes which we all love exploring. Earlier this year, Bungie announced that they had partnered with Chinese publisher NetEase in a dealing that would help fund their future projects. The deal was worth $100 million and would see Bungie open up their development team as they take on something they had never done before. Bungie has now filed a trademark for “Matter”, a new project in development.
What this project is no one knows yet, nor has it been announced yet but the speculation has already begun to believe that the game will be the first Bungie release not published by Activision-Blizzard.
Bungie will not be moving away from Activision anytime soon but the NetEase partnership does mean that they can also help Bungie get games developed and funded.
“With their industry expertise, they’ll empower us to build new worlds and invite players, new and old, to join us there.” wrote Bungie in the blog post about the partnership. “They’ll help us support separate teams inside Bungie to bring our newest ambitions to life.”
A graphical image was also released alongside the trademark which shows the logo and behind it clouds of colourful powder as if it takes place at a Holi-One festival. Keep in mind that NetEase specializes in mobile gaming which could mean this upcoming Bungie title could be heading to mobile. Whatever it is, there is something brewing at Bungie and we cannot wait to see what it is.