Bungie’s Destiny series has been built on the studio’s internal Tiger engine for as long as it’s been around, but it seems the developer might be gearing up to shift its development pipeline to a new engine for one of its upcoming projects.
As spotted by The Game Post, multiple job listings published by Bungie for an unannounced multiplayer action title suggest that the game might be using Unreal Engine for its development. Job listings for contract roles in the positions of level designer and environment artist both mention “experience in Unreal Engine” under requirements.
Which game in particular the job ads might be referring to is anyone’s best guess, given that Bungie has a number of unannounced projects in development. Multiple past job ads have mentioned a new multiplayer action IP that could potentially be played from a third person perspective and feature “lighthearted and whimsical” characters. Going by a trademark filing by Bungie back in 2018, it could be called Matter.
Meanwhile, leaks have also claimed that Bungie is reviving Marathon as a PvPvE extraction shooter, while further job ads have suggested that a new competitive multiplayer game in the Destiny universe could also be in the works.
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said back in 2019 that the developer intended to release a non-Destiny IP by 2025. Meanwhile, even though the studio is now owned by Sony, it has previously confirmed that all of its future games will continue to be multiplatform.