Destiny dated for September 2014, online beta delayed to the ‘Summer’

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Originally labelled with a ‘Spring 2014’ release window, Bungie has announced that the studio’s upcoming shared-world first-person shooter, Destiny, will instead be out a few months later.

Now due for launch around the world on September 9th, 2014, Destiny’s online beta has similarly been pushed back to ‘Summer 2014,’ and will remain exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for a limited time.


The announcement was made in a rousing blog post on Bungie’s official site which spoke of ‘blazing trails’ and achieving great things by taking great risks:

“Destiny has always represented a new beginning for our team,” the post continued. “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.”

For me personally, this news is rather disappointing. I’ve been looking forward to playing Destiny since the moment it was announced and now having to wait just short of another year (as the game will no doubt re-appear at shows like E3 and gamescom) to get to grips with it is disheartening. My excitement for the game, and the anticipation of millions of other fans, is fuelling Destiny’s development, though, as Bungie signed off:

“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.”

Are you as disappointed by the news as I am?

Keep up with the game’s development via El33tonline’s extensive and continued coverage of the game, and check out our latest preview over here.


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