Less than a year ago, Bungie treated its faithful fans with first eyes on it next project: Destiny. In the time since then, the game has been on display at numerous expos, and Bungie co-founder Jason Jones has had more sightings in the last year than he had in the last decade.
This evening, as oddly timed as it is, Bungie took to its website to announce that Destiny will launch on September 9, 2014 across all Sony and Microsoft platforms, both current- and next-gen.
As promised at Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal event in February, Destiny will provide first beta access to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gamers, beginning next summer. How much advance access will be given was not noted in Bungie’s announcement.
Take a look at some of our favourite Destiny screenshots in our title gallery above, and check out the full press release below.
Destiny has always represented a new beginning for our team. It was born from brave possibilities. We dreamed of a renewed and independent Bungie. We found partners willing to bet big on some crazy new ideas with us.
We first shared the design pillars of Destiny less than one year ago. We promised to redefine what players should expect from a Bungie game. We said we wanted to change the way people play games together. We set our bar high. For us, Destiny represents a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Since then, Destiny has continued to reveal its promise. Every new build brings us closer to our original vision. With those goals in sight, we intend to use every moment from now until the release of the game to ensure that Destiny lives up to your expectations, and our own.
Today, in partnership with Activision, we are proud to announce that the worldwide launch of Destiny will happen on September 9th. Accordingly, the Destiny Beta will kick off in the summer of 2014, available first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
The early support and enthusiasm for Destiny has been inspiring and humbling. We believe this is the right decision for our game, our studio, and our passionate community. Thank you for coming along with us on this adventure.