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Bungie And NetEase Are Working On A New FPS Mobile Game

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Earlier this year in March, Bungie filed a total of six new patents (published last week) which further suggests that the developer is indeed working on game for mobile devices and/or handheld consoles.

All of these Bungie patents feature some sort of virtual controls or controller that players could use on a touchscreen, on a mobile device. One of the patents mentions Destiny and Destiny 2 with the patented technology of virtual controller.

Another patent “Virtual Button Charging” which suggests a touchscreen control feature which could be used as an auto-sprint option with a virtual thumbstick in first-person shooter games, similar to what players can do in PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, etc.

Rest of the patents include touchscreen controls like auto aiming, swipe and drag–which could be used to as a drag and drop feature for inventory items in Destiny 2, and action buttons on a touch screen.

“Techniques are provided herein for implementing a virtual controller in which automatic (e.g., independent of received human instructions) targeting of objects may be enabled.

“In virtual controllers that are used to control an object (such as a character or avatar) within a software application (such as a video game), the techniques may be implemented to improve a user’s ability to control a movement of that object, such as via the use of a directional pad.

“According to some embodiments, the touchscreen is at least a portion of a physical, handheld controller that interfaces with a gaming device like a gaming console, personal computer, tablet, smartphone, thin client device.”

Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
 

ChorizoPicozo

Gold Member
 

Tams

Gold Member

Earlier this year in March, Bungie filed a total of six new patents (published last week) which further suggests that the developer is indeed working on game for mobile devices and/or handheld consoles.

All of these Bungie patents feature some sort of virtual controls or controller that players could use on a touchscreen, on a mobile device. One of the patents mentions Destiny and Destiny 2 with the patented technology of virtual controller.

Another patent “Virtual Button Charging” which suggests a touchscreen control feature which could be used as an auto-sprint option with a virtual thumbstick in first-person shooter games, similar to what players can do in PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, etc.

Rest of the patents include touchscreen controls like auto aiming, swipe and drag–which could be used to as a drag and drop feature for inventory items in Destiny 2, and action buttons on a touch screen.

“Techniques are provided herein for implementing a virtual controller in which automatic (e.g., independent of received human instructions) targeting of objects may be enabled.

“In virtual controllers that are used to control an object (such as a character or avatar) within a software application (such as a video game), the techniques may be implemented to improve a user’s ability to control a movement of that object, such as via the use of a directional pad.

“According to some embodiments, the touchscreen is at least a portion of a physical, handheld controller that interfaces with a gaming device like a gaming console, personal computer, tablet, smartphone, thin client device.”

Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles

Patents have gotten stupid.
 

Bo_Hazem

Gold Dealer

Earlier this year in March, Bungie filed a total of six new patents (published last week) which further suggests that the developer is indeed working on game for mobile devices and/or handheld consoles.

All of these Bungie patents feature some sort of virtual controls or controller that players could use on a touchscreen, on a mobile device. One of the patents mentions Destiny and Destiny 2 with the patented technology of virtual controller.

Another patent “Virtual Button Charging” which suggests a touchscreen control feature which could be used as an auto-sprint option with a virtual thumbstick in first-person shooter games, similar to what players can do in PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, etc.

Rest of the patents include touchscreen controls like auto aiming, swipe and drag–which could be used to as a drag and drop feature for inventory items in Destiny 2, and action buttons on a touch screen.

“Techniques are provided herein for implementing a virtual controller in which automatic (e.g., independent of received human instructions) targeting of objects may be enabled.

“In virtual controllers that are used to control an object (such as a character or avatar) within a software application (such as a video game), the techniques may be implemented to improve a user’s ability to control a movement of that object, such as via the use of a directional pad.

“According to some embodiments, the touchscreen is at least a portion of a physical, handheld controller that interfaces with a gaming device like a gaming console, personal computer, tablet, smartphone, thin client device.”

Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles
Bungie Patents Touchscreen Controls For Mobile Devices and Handheld Consoles

I'm not sure if those goofy drawings are Sony's making or every other company makes them.
 

John Wick

Member
And there were those who scoffed at the price Sony paid for Bungie.
this mobile shooter alone could likely pull in hundreds of millions of USD in revenue if executed properly.

Jim Ryan may have his detractors, but he’s making very good business decisions.
Bungie is massive. This isn't some 200 people team. They have over 1000+. Sony needed the FPS and online game etc experience. It's money well spent. If they can get a successful fps on mobile they are laughing all the way to the bank. Jim Ryan's still a knob.
 
The last time bungie were told no to an idea (Halo MMO) they left and made Destiny.

Mobile games are shit, but let bungie do whatever the hell they want. They've earned it.
 
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