Something Destiny-related is on its way, set to arrive this Monday morning, February 18, according to an alternate reality game found on the official Bungie website.
The ARG features a week-long count-down to the 18th, displaying a new mini game or puzzle each day. Today’s puzzle yields two distorted images. Following the link at the bottom of the left-most image brings you to a page with the following text:
Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.
Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.
Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.
Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.
Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.
There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.
Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.
So far, Bungie has only confirmed that a lecture would be taking place during GDC 2013 where the team would be talking about their new IP. However, a marketing video released last Thursday hinted at a reveal “within a matter of weeks.” Looks like we’ll find out this Monday.
You can follow the countdown and play the game yourself right here.
The first installment of Bungie’s series of four games called Destiny is said to be released this year exclusively on the Xbox 360, with following titles releasing on the PC as well as Microsoft’s and Sony’s next-gen platforms. Learn more about Destiny, including leaked story concepts, right here.