“Halo” franchise creator Bungie’s upcoming multiplayer shooter title “Marathon” is reportedly targeting a 2025 launch.

First announced as part of Sony’s PlayStation Showcase event, this revival of the old franchise was touted as still being in the early stages so it wasn’t clear at the time when it would launch.

A new report from Bloomberg (via The Japanese Times) indicates the title has “slipped to 2025” suggesting the original plan was to release “Marathon” in some capacity this coming year (2024).

As Bungie hadn’t officially announced or locked down a release window, this is not being seen as a delay. That said, Bungie has also reportedly let go of an undisclosed number of staffers as part of a wider restructuring.

Bungie recently delayed the upcoming “Destiny 2” expansion ‘The Final Shape’ from February to June next year – pushing the title out of Sony Group’s current fiscal year (which ends in March).

Sony purchased Bungie in early 2022 for $3.6 billion and has reportedly been cutting staff across its PlayStation division this year due to delays. Despite various game success stories of late, thousands of workers in the industry have been let go as companies look to cut costs.

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