Bungie, the studio behind Destiny 2 and the original Halo games, has announced it will be reviving one of its oldest series, Marathon. Revealed during PlayStation’s May Showcase, Marathon marks Bungie’s first big venture since the company released Destiny back in 2014.
Created in 1994, Marathon (and its subsequent titles, Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinite) was a Macintosh exclusive series that saw players take on the role of a nameless security officer aboard a colony ship called the Marathon. The first-person shooter was notable for being among the first games to allow players to look up and down, as well as for meshing together puzzles, complex plot lines, and survival elements in an innovative way. Many fans also look at the title as a sort of precursor to the Halo series, as it was the studio’s first stab at the sci-fi shooters they would become famous for.
In a blog shared after the showcase, Bungie stated the revival will focus on offering players a PvP experience as they engage one another as “cybernetic mercenaries know as Runners.” The studio shared additional information about the game’s plot on its official website, writing: