Bungie, the creators of critically acclaimed franchises like Destiny and Halo, are having a sour week, what with the massive layoff that hit 8% of its total employees and the Bloomberg report, which suggested that Destiny 2's upcoming expansion, The Final Shape, has been delayed from its February 2024 release window to June 2024. If that wasn't enough, a new report suggests that one of Bungie's upcoming new IP 'Matter' has been canned.
The Destiny community is still reeling from the events of this week, with many perplexed about the state of Destiny 2 and Bungie moving forward. As such, news about Matter's cancellation seems even dire, all things considered.
The report comes from Aztecross, a notable Destiny 2 content creator, who claims that 'Matter' was canned back in 2020. While the game was never officially announced in the first place, the company filed for a trademark of the same name in 2018, which caught everyone's attention.
Since then, bits and pieces about the game's nature have appeared in job descriptions, suggesting that it will feature "lighthearted and whimsical characters," quite the contrast from the likes of Halo and Destiny.
Aside from the allegedly canceled Matter, Bungie is also working on a PvP extraction shooter Marathon, which was officially announced earlier this year at the PlayStation Showcase.
In addition to this, a report from the thegamepost suggests that Bungie is also working on a "brightly colored" MOBA game called 'Gummy Bears,' which sounds a lot like Matter. Is now-canceled Matter evolved into Gummy Bears? There's no way of officially knowing until Bungie decides to shed some light on the matter.