Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Maps can soon be experienced with a tie up between the internet giant and Bungie, Inc., a report from Re/code reveals.
The collaboration between Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and the video games maker has resulted in a feature for the game “Destiny,” called “Destiny Planet View,” which in the video embedded below can be seen to be akin to using Google Maps in Mars.
Bungie, Inc. will be releasing “Destiny” in a week and the feature is expected by the gaming community to be an interesting novelty.
Using “Destiny Planet View,” gamers can explore the Red Planet with an interface familiar to those who have already used the Street View feature of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Maps.
In the video teaser embedded below, the feature is said to be “Created with Google technologies.” As Re/code points out, users will experience walking around the Mars landscape of the game with motionless characters in scenes like those captured by the mapping cars Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) used to make Street View.
“Earth. It’s fair to say that by now we’ve thoroughly explored our planet. But what if we could explore the planets around us, centuries from now, after we colonized them and then later, lost them, to what came next?” Bungie, Inc. says in the teaser below.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shareholders includes George Soros’ Soros Fund Management. The hedge fund reported 194,489 shares in the company by the end of the first half of the year. This stake was added to the Soros Fund Management portfolio just in the second quarter of the year and was valued at about $111.89 million at the time the firm reported the stake.
See the Google technologies-powered feature in the game published by Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) in the video below.