Destiny Strongly Resembled Overwatch Early In Development

“Holy s***, you guys are working on the same game,” a Bungie developer thought at the time.

With Destiny 2’s launch upon us, the release of Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier’s new book, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, has dived into the rocky development of the original game. Along with many other things, it reveals an early version of Destiny apparently shared a lot in common with what would become Blizzard’s Overwatch.

Known as Project Tiger at the time, Destiny went through many different forms in the late 2000s, as reported in Blood, Sweat, and Pixels. While seeking to outdo its work on the Halo series, among the concepts Bungie came up with were those that resembled Blizzard’s Diablo and Overwatch–or, rather, Titan, the MMO that Blizzard was working on at the time and would ultimately be canceled, with many of its ideas turning into Overwatch.

I was so hopeful for Titan. Still not sure even Blizzard could survive on the Warcraft mmo model anymore. Especially with the speed that company moves. They’re way too slow to release content and today’s gamers require a constant stream of it.