Bungie revives ‘Marathon’ as a multiplayer shooter

Written by Jeff Lampkin

What do you assume Bungie would do for its first non-Future recreation in over a decade? A return to the franchise that helped make it a gaming large, after all. The developer has unveiled Marathon, a follow-up to the traditional first-person shooter collection for Macs. This is not a sequel or remake, thoughts you. As an alternative, it is a multiplayer “extraction shooter” that has mercenary Runners exploring a misplaced colony.

Whereas there is not any single-player element, recreation director Chris Barrett says this may nonetheless “really feel” like a Bungie recreation between the mechanics and wealthy universe. Participant actions may also affect the plot — you would possibly discover an artifact that unlocks an space for all gamers. There are persistent zones and seasons, though we would not anticipate a repeat of comparable parts in Future.

Marathon is in improvement for PC, PS5 and Xbox Collection X/S. Whereas there is not far more to share at this level, Bungie says the following replace can be “a lot nearer to launch” and embody gameplay. It is secure to say there’s so much using on this title. It is proof that Bungie is not content material to iterate on Future eternally, and can present what the corporate can do with a multiplayer-only expertise. And for old-time followers, it is a likelihood to return to a beloved franchise 27 years later.

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