Future 2 Arknights collab might be one cell dev’s dream come true

A Future 2 Arknights collaboration is coming quickly, and whereas some folks could query why the group behind Bungie’s fashionable FPS sport would select to collaborate with a Chinese language-developed cell tower defence sport with ‘gatcha’ mechanics, there’s a major backstory that sheds gentle on how this attention-grabbing Future 2 collaboration could have come to be.


In late 2022, Hai Mao, higher referred to as Lowlight and the creator of Arknights, shared his top-watched movies of 2022 on Billi Billi, a Chinese language model of YouTube. His submit confirmed that his second most-watched video of the 12 months was the principle Future 2 marketing campaign storyline, which he watched a staggering 40 occasions. This might both imply that Lowlight is a large fan of the area sport collection or that the collaboration was already within the works, and he was merely watching the storyline on repeat to achieve inspiration for a Future 2-based Arknights 2 storyline. Nevertheless, followers appear to suppose the primary possibility is probably going the case, because the creator appears to have a documented historical past of stating Future and Future 2 are a few of his favorite video games.

The collab will apparently introduce a Future 2 storyline within the cell sport and have new costumes. As for now, there seems to be no agency launch date for the collaboration. This forthcoming mix-up is the most recent of a number of current Future 2 collaborations, which additionally embody Fortnite, Amongst Us, Fall Guys, and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla.

Bungie’s curiosity in being a part of such a sport is just not fairly as out of left discipline as it’d initially appear. Just some years in the past, Bungie partnered with NetEase, a Chinese language sport developer primarily identified for its assortment of cell video games. Job postings courting again to 2021 additionally instructed the Bungie group was in search of folks to fulfil some roles that required working intently with the Chinese language market on forthcoming Future IP. A number of the job necessities instructed the proper candidate ought to have expertise delivery AAA or cell video games, which led many to take a position a cell sport going down within the Future 2 universe could also be within the works.

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YouTuber kukkikraze gives extra perception on the collaboration and what it means for followers of Arknight.

Whereas the Future 2 x Arknights collaboration trailer is reside, it stays unclear whether or not there can be any Arknights content material in Future 2. Regardless, the collaboration is bound to introduce the multiplayer sport to new audiences and maybe give Future a head begin with cell gamers trying to find out about one of the best Future 2 courses and subclasses ought to the rumours a few post-Future 2 Lightfall cell sport show true.

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