Bungie is rebooting the Marathon shooter universe, announcing a new game in the series after a 30-year hiatus. Meet Marathon!

Once upon a time, in the early 1990s, long before Myth, Oni, Halo and Destiny, the Bungie studio developed games only for the Apple platform – the classic Mac OS and a little for the Apple Pippin console. Back then, Bungie’s shooter Marathon, released in 1994, was considered one of the best shooters of its generation, but PC gamers never saw it. In 1995, Marathon 2: Durandal appeared, in 1996 – Marathon Infinity. So it’s a classic trilogy.

The original Marathons were single player FPS with multiplayer. The new Marathon is a competitive PvP shooter with a bounty evacuation mechanic. But the events of the new game take place in the same universe where an abandoned colonist ship hangs in the orbit of Tau Ceti IV, whose 30,000 passengers have mysteriously disappeared. Players act as cybernetic “runners” competing for treasure and glory on the surface of the planet.

If you thought that something in the style of the new Marathon was borrowed from Destiny 1/2, then you are wrong. In fact, the Destiny series borrowed heavily from the classic Marathon trilogy.

The new Marathon will be released on Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Windows and Xbox Series X and will support cross-platform play. There is no release date for the game yet.