Released Sep. 9th, 2014
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Bungie
Bungie described the setting of Destiny as a "mythic science-fiction" world. The setting follows a prosperous period of exploration, peace, and technological advancement known as the Golden Age. In a universe where humans have spread out and colonized planets in the Solar System, an event known as "the Collapse" saw the mysterious dissolution of these colonies, the end of the Golden Age, and mankind teetering on the brink of extinction. The only known survivors of the Collapse are those living on Earth, who were saved by "the Traveler," a white, spherical celestial body whose appearance centuries before had enabled humans to reach the stars. The Traveler now hovers above the last safe city on Earth, and its presence allows the Guardians, the defenders of the City, the ability to wield an unknown power, only referred to as "The Light."