Destiny Meets The Beatles: Bungie working with Paul McCartney on new Activision shooter

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The first game in Bungie’s massively multiplayer online shooter codenamed “Destiny” won’t be out until the fall of 2013, but we already know that it will be great. Why? It’s not because of the studio’s pedigree in Halo or Marathon. It’s not because of its impeccable multiplayer design skills as evidenced by games like Halo: Reach nor is it because its game will likely feature robust creative tools like the Forge in Halo 3. “Destiny” isn’t guaranteed greatness thanks to the bottomless pockets of publisher Activision either. It’s the music that gives “Destiny” a leg up.

Paul McCartney is working with Bungie.

The Beatles’ heart and soul Tweeted on Saturday (via Eurogamer) that he’s collaborating with the Halo studio. “I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo,” said McCartney. The Tweet appeared alongside the above image of McCartney alongside Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell.

Last time Sir Paul helped in the production of a game, it was Harmonix’s The Beatles: Rock Band. Though he didn’t specify that he’s working on Bungie’s “Destiny,” he did state in an interview with German magazine Die Zeit that he is working on a game, and that this will be his first original work in the medium. Considering the multi-year schedule Bungie has laid out for the “Destiny” franchise, it’s hard to imagine they’re working on anything else.

McCartney’s input on “Destiny” doesn’t automatically mean it will be a great game. That was a joke. He’s made plenty of bad things. Just look at Give My Regards to Broadstreet. That said, his work automatically makes the game more interesting. What kind of MMO shooter has Paul McCartney songs in it?

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