Unveiled during Sony’s PlayStation Meeting on February 20th, 2013. Bungie’s been teasing it’s fans for a year now, showing bits and news, details. They’ve been showing off small videos, showing off a little bit of gameplay, a little bit of showing off the scale of Destiny. Bungie has been trying to emphasize that this is an ambitious project for them.
Bungie wants Destiny to be an “alive” world, reminiscent of an MMO, but Bungie wants to keep Destiny from being classed as MMO because of the gameplay mechanics. So, at E32013, they demo’ed some gameplay to show what their vision for Destiny is like. Then shortly thereafter, they announced that there would be beta for Destiny. Now, after much speculation, much teasing about the release date of Destiny – they let the floodgates open: Mark your calendars for September 9th, 2014!
See what Bungie said in their recent blog update…
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.
See you starside.
Destiny will arrive to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Has your destiny been unleashed, yet?