A Future 2 Arknights collaboration is coming quickly, and whereas some individuals could query why the group behind Bungie’s widespread 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 mild 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 publish 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 instances. This might both imply that Lowlight is a large fan of the house 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. Nonetheless, 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 newest of a number of latest Future 2 collaborations, which additionally embrace Fortnite, Amongst Us, Fall Guys, and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla.
Bungie’s curiosity in being a part of such a sport isn’t fairly as out of left area as it’d initially appear. Only a few years in the past, Bungie partnered with NetEase, a Chinese language sport developer primarily recognized for its assortment of cell video games. Job postings relationship again to 2021 additionally instructed the Bungie group was in search of individuals to fulfil some roles that required working carefully with the Chinese language market on forthcoming Future IP. A number of the job necessities instructed the correct candidate ought to have expertise transport AAA or cell video games, which led many to invest a cell sport going down within the Future 2 universe could also be within the works.
YouTuber kukkikraze provides extra perception on the collaboration and what it means for followers of Arknight.
Whereas the Future 2 x Arknights collaboration trailer is dwell, it stays unclear whether or not there will likely 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 the perfect Future 2 courses and subclasses ought to the rumours a few post-Future 2 Lightfall cell sport show true.