This is a new cross-platform extraction shooter from the creators of Halo and Destiny.
We could barely see a CGI trailer during its presentation at the past PlayStation Showcase, but Bungie’s new multiplayer bet has received a ton of information from the last few hours. a gigantic leak. No new images of the game have been shared, but it is already much clearer to us how its playable proposal of pull shooter.
Marathon, apart from sharing a name with a classic Bungie IP, radically changes its proposal with respect to Destiny and focuses on a PvEvP-like gameplay that focuses on other referents of the genre such as Escape from Tarkovand adds its own novelties to the formula.
New details about the gameplay of Marathon
As we can read in Insider Gaming by insider Tom Henderson, Marathon would be an extraction shooter for teams of up to three peoplebut if you don’t mind facing bigger teams, you could also play in duets or solo. A key element of the Marathon games will be oxygen, each player has their own oxygen meter and if it reaches zero before extracting, the player will lose life regressively until death. Although oxygen could also be found during the game.
This oxygen supply, among other things, can be affected by the injury system of Marathon. Similar to other games in the genre, if you get hurt, you can receive in-match penalties as severe as “being shot in the waist area can damage your oxygen supply, causing you to run out more quickly.” Another example. given was a concussion, which would cause the player’s screen to go blurry periodically,” Henderson notes. Although this problem can be alleviated somewhat with the perks systemwhich allows, among other passive skillsuse less oxygen, revive a partner faster, etc.
Bungie would currently be working on three maps of Marathon, and would have three different types of objects to extract: booty, implants and perks. We will have to wait a little longer to find out more details about the Marathon games, but, although there would be the option of permanent death, falling during the match would cause you to lose loot (weapons, artifacts, currency, etc.), while implants are rarely lost and buffs are never lost. Also, the creators of Destiny want Marathon to be the ultimate “online service”says Henderson, and one way to do this is through minimize loading times since the game starts until you enter the game.
The game dynamics de Marathon, according to this leak, follows the following order:
- Choose your missions (to complete in the game)
- Buy/Choose your weapons/perks/skills/equipment
- fall on a server
- Search for loot / Complete missions / Explore and find secrets
- Spend XP on upgrades
For now there is no specific date for the arrival of Marathon, but we know that it will arrive soon on consoles PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S (as Microsoft pointed out after the Playstation Showcase) and PC.