Bungie has patented controls for mobile games, leading to even more reports of a Destiny mobile spinoff.
The publication of the game (opens in a new tab) reports that Bungie filed six new patent applications earlier this year in March, which have now been posted online. All six patents refer to virtual controllers or controls that you could use on a touch screen or mobile device.
One of the patents specifically mentions Destiny 2 along with the proprietary technology of a virtual controller. This, possibly more than any other of the five new patent filings, suggests that Bungie intends to use this new technology with Destiny 2 rather than a new game in development.
These new mobile controller patents are immediately reminiscent of a report from earlier this year that claimed Bungie was working on a mobile FPS game. This report claims that Bungie partnered with the Chinese gaming company NetEase to develop this new mobile project.
Later in the same report, it was stated that instead of bringing Destiny 2 to mobile devices, the studio was collaborating with NetEase to develop a new Destiny game specifically for mobile devices.
The title has reportedly been in development for over two years, but months after the report, we still haven’t heard anything official from any of the developers.
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