It feels like it’s been a while since gamers got their hands on a Bungie title. Halo: Reach was the last game to arrive on store shelves courtesy of the developer, but since then the company has severed ties to Microsoft and given up the Halo franchise to pursue the development of a new property — signing a 10 year agreement with Activision in the process. Bungie teasing its next project with cryptic t-shirts was a nice distraction, but gamers are ravenous for information on the developer’s next game. Despite concrete details about the project, codenamed Destiny, being kept secret for now, fans have received a small tidbit of news from the company’s official site.

During the latest ‘Mail Sack’ feature on, one fan asked what Bungie thought of Rockstar Games and the titles that it’d produced. The Bungie dev hosting the fan-focused Q&A, more specifically DeeJ (David Dague), was more than happy to answer the curious gamer’s question, and confirmed that his company had hired Danny Bulla of Red Dead Redemption fame to help them “fill your next sandbox.”

“We liked Red Dead Redemption so much that we hired Danny Bulla to come here and help us fill your next sandbox. He’s doing some amazing work and, so far, he hasn’t tried to lash any of us to a pair of railroad tracks.”

Despite news that the first Destiny installment will be an Xbox 360/720 exclusive (information that was made public courtesy of the Call of Duty‘ lawsuit earlier this year), there’s been absolutely no info for fans to sink their teeth into. Previous rumors have pegged the mystery game Bungie is working on to be an MMO, but that’s incredibly unlikely given that the creators of Halo are set to deliver three additional followups to Destiny within a 10 year time frame.

An open-world sandbox sounds ideal, and it’s in line with the original plans the company had for Halo: Combat Evolved before being purchased by Microsoft. The original concept was filled to the brim with exotic wildlife, vehicles, and massive areas for gamers to explore, so maybe fans should be looking at examples of Bungie’s past to see what may be lined up for its future.

More information on Bungie’s next project should emerge in the not too distant future, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more details as they become available.

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Source: Bungie (via GamesRadar)