Bungie announces Marathon, a new sci-fi PvP shooter

Bungie revives the marathon IP to create a player vs player extraction game. It’s the next highly anticipated title from Bungie that we’ve been waiting for for years Saucepan And Hello to announce, and the Sony-owned studio did just that in the middle of today’s PlayStation Showcase.

Bungie teaser has just dropped and website Yet, however marathon Currently in development for PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC with full cross-play and shared save. Here’s how Bungie describes it marathon:

Become a runner in the new bungie sci-fi pvp extraction shooter. Compete for survival, fortunes, and fame in a world of constantly evolving regions, where any race can lead to greatness.

Marathon appears to be set in a science fiction universe in the year 2850, with “cloning technology” involving artificial bodies and mutating, sentient abilities. Players are known as runners in the game, and the short trailer shows players in an arena with full body armor and a variety of usual weapons to take down opponents.

Marathon player.
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explains Christopher Barrett, Marathon Games Director in a blog post. While not a direct sequel, this latest installment of Marathon will contain references for players from the original first-person shooter that first came out in 1994 on the Mac.

“The original Marathon games revealed story moments through stations, all in script,” says Barrett. “But we now have many more ways to engage players in this world, both in and out of the game. We’re going to carry that into the design of this game.” Since this is a PvP game, there is no single player campaign mode, and Bungie creates static and evolving areas in Marathon.

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Marathon appears to be set in the year 2850 with cyber mercenaries known as the Runners.
Image: Bungie

Archers were extracted Its popularity is growing Among shooting enthusiasts recently, with Hunt: ShowdownAnd second extinctionAnd Course: Frontier Everyone experiment with shape. Bungie is a big name, setting marathon Immediately in the leagues Escape from Tarkov And Call of Duty: WarzoneDMZ mode.

Bungie hasn’t given a release date yet, but the studio has said in the past (before the Sony acquisition) that it plans to release at least one new IP by 2025. “While I can’t give a timeline on when this information will come in,” says Scott Taylor, general manager of Marathon: “The next time you hear from us about Marathon, we’ll be able to show you the gameplay and get you closer to launch.”

Update, May 24 5:20 PM ET: Article has been updated with comments from Bungie.

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