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Destiny is an open-world role-playing first-person shooter video game series developed and self-published by Bungie. The series was originally part of the ten-year agreement between Bungie and Activision, where Activision published the series before their separation in 2019.[1]

There are currently two titles in the series: Destiny and Destiny 2. Each game includes expansions, with Destiny 2 also including seasons.


On April 29, 2010, Bungie announced that it would be entering into a ten-year publishing deal with Activision-Blizzard for Bungie's next action game series (Destiny), under which Bungie would own the IP and retain control of the game development cycle while Activision would have a 10-year license to publish all video games created around that franchise on multiple platforms.[2][3] Bungie said that Jason Jones had already begun laying the groundwork for the new game with a core team.[4]

On February 11, 2013, Bungie announced their newest game, Destiny, through a video documentary and reveal trailer entitled Pathways Out of Darkness.[5][6]


The stories tell of a golden age long ago, when our civilization spanned the system. It was a bright and hopeful time. But it didn't last.

Something hit us. Knocked us down and tried to stamp us out. No one knows exactly what, but we do know this: very few of us survived, and those that did owe their lives to The Traveler.

Legends say The Traveler sacrificed itself to save us. The mysterious sphere still hangs where it made its last stand, low above the Earth, keeping silent watch.

The years that followed the collapse of the golden age were hard, but slowly we joined together to build a city beneath The Traveler. And now we've begun to venture back into the wild, only to find that we're not alone. Strange and deadly creatures have occupied our old worlds. And they're pressing hard against The City, probing for a weakness, trying to stamp us out for good.

Your story begins at this moment of great adventure and peril. You are a Guardian of The City; a soldier able to wield some of The Traveler's incredible power. If you can find a way to save The City -- to reclaim all that we have lost -- you will become legend. If you fail, the last light of civilization will go out.

― Reveal Trailer - Official Destiny ViDoc: Pathways Out of Darkness[7]


  1. The first installment of the series, Destiny, was released on September 9, 2014, and included four expansions, ending in 2016.
  2. Destiny 2 was released on September 6, 2017, and has included multiple expansions and seasons.



Destiny Awaits

A screenshot from Halo 3: ODST teasing Destiny.

  • Destiny was teased in Bungie's 2009 video game Halo 3: ODST, over three years before Destiny's official announcement.[8]