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Marathon (not to be confused with the 1994 version) is a new PVP extraction shooter created by Bungie, Inc, and is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It was announced on May 24, 2023, during PlayStation's Showcase.[1][2] No release date has been set for the game. It will include full cross play and cross save.

The game takes place in the same world as the original Marathon trilogy but is not a remake or direct sequel and will not include a single-player campaign, but it will feature some PVE AI-controlled enemies.[3]

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Synopsis[]

The game is set on the mysterious planet of Tau Ceti IV. Players take on the role of cybernetic mercenaries known as Runners and can play solo or in crews in a world full of evolving persistent zones, where any run can lead to greatness.

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 signals hint at mysterious artifacts, long-dormant AI, and troves of untold riches. You are a runner, venturing into the unknown in a fight for fame… and infamy. Who among you will write their names across the stars?

By 2850, clone technology allows a person to reliably shift their consciousness from their ‘born’ body to new, synthetic bodies and back again.

Production[]

Sometime in 2019 or 2020, after Bungie ended its partnership with Activision, the company decided that they were going to re-launch their Marathon franchise, with Christopher Barrett serving as game director.

In July 2024,[4] it was discovered that Barrett had left Bungie the previous April. It is unknown why he left, but the month prior, Joe Ziegler had announced that he had been working on Marathon as the game director for the past nine months.[5][6] Barrett's Twitter bio had been updated the previous February, replacing "Game Director" with "Executive Creative Director."[7]

Media[]

  • Official Announce Trailer[8]
  • What is Marathon? Somewhere In The Heavens - ViDoc[9]

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