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Will Marathon be a part of the Destiny Universe?

Below, we discuss the universe of Marathon and the possibility of whether it shares the same one with Bungies' other franchise, Destiny.
Will Marathon be a part of the Destiny Universe?

With Destiny being one of Bungie's most successful franchises, there has been considerable curiosity regarding the newly announced game, Marathon, and whether it might exist within the same universe as Destiny. People have been drawing various comparisons and suggesting potential connections, prompting us to explore these details further.

In the following sections, we will delve into specific aspects concerning both games, particularly Marathon, and assess the likelihood of a shared universe with Destiny. So, without any further delay, let's delve into the intricacies and unravel this question.

Will Marathon be a part of the Destiny Universe?

To answer this question head-on, it's unlikely that Marathon will share a universe with Destiny. The reason for this is multi-faceted, but ultimately it boils down to Bungie's approach with their new title Marathon. 

Will Marathon Be Part Of The Destiny Universe Likely not
Marathon will likely not be set in or around the Destiny universe as it's trying to establish its own fresh experience. (Picture: YouTube / Bungie)

While the new game Marathon draws inspiration from Bungie's earlier title of the same name from 1994, it is important to note that it is not a direct sequel. The new Marathon places players in an entirely distinct setting, offering a fresh and unique experience.

Due to this approach, we highly doubt that Marathon will share a universe with Destiny, as they are attempting to start on a clean slate for this new IP. Now, that doesn't mean that we won't see any similarities between the two games, especially given that Bungie is well known for incorporating a similar atmosphere and feel for most of their games. 

Will Marathon Be Part Of The Destiny Universe Wont be part of the universe, but may have easter eggs
While it won't share the same universe, Bungie will likely have easter eggs in Marathon that reference its other games such as Destiny or Halo. (Picture: YouTube / Bungie)

So while they won't share the same universe, they will likely have some similar aesthetics in terms of graphics and how the game feels. In addition, Bungie will also very likely inject some of their lorded histories into the game for long-time players. 

This will likely take the form of easter-eggs, references, callbacks, and more to show off Bungies other titles in Marathon, which will undoubtedly create a sense of connectivity and nostalgia for devoted fans. However, it's important to note that these easter eggs do not indicate a shared universe with Destiny. Instead, they will likely serve as a tribute to Bungie's rich gaming history and legacy. 

So although Marathon may share Bungie's commitment to immersive sci-fi storytelling and feature their trademark craftsmanship, it will far more than likely not be a part of the Destiny universe. Marathon will instead be a bold venture into a new realm, promising players a fresh and exhilarating journey. 

Expect to encounter Bungie's signature ingenuity and exceptional design, but within a universe that stands distinctly apart from their previous creations. And as always, we hope to see you all there.