Bungie’s Destiny Has An Official Release Date

Bungie has made it official: Destiny is coming out on September 9th, 2014.

From Bungie.net (emphasis added):

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.

You heard it straight from the spacehorse’s mouth: September 9, 2014, with beta hitting the PS4 and PS3 a few months before.

Are you planning on buying Destiny? PS4 or Xbox One? Or have you not made up your mind yet? Let us know in the comments.

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8 Comments on Bungie’s Destiny Has An Official Release Date

MrrBond

On December 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm

To be honest, I’m perfectly ok with this. Yes, that’s almost a YEAR out, but this gives me more time to platinum dark souls 2

Roy Batty

On December 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Not on PC then no interest. I built this rig to blow the doors off the “next generation consoles” so I have no plans on buying a console just to play this.

I have:
3.8 GHZ i7 (4 cores actual 4 virtual) [system is capable of hexacore]
32 GB high speed RAM (in 8 GB sticks)
128GB SSD (OS drive)
2TB deep storage
2x 7970 AMD Radeon in crossfie (full PCIe 16x/16x) [And the ability to upgrade to anything I freaking want]
Liquid cooled CPU/GPU

Bungie take your console only games and shove em! This system is good as is for the next 5-7 years.

Cody

On December 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I’m sticking with my PC no thanks.

psycros

On December 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

LOL, these companies sure don’t seem to have much confidence in the new consoles. It seems like almost every game is being released for PS3 and X360 as well as the new ones. Why buy a XB1 or PS4 when you know most new +games are going to be limited to last gen capabilities?? No need to upgrade your gaming PC either since 90% of games are console ports.

Devin Connors

On December 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

@psycros

It’s not an issue of confidence at all. It’s about development time, and money.

Many of the big titles coming out in late 2013 and all of 2014 have been in development for several years…some perhaps before next-gen dev kits started making the rounds. Why throw away work done on previous-gen hardware when you can release games on all four MSFT and Sony platforms?

Furthermore, the more consoles you release on, the more revenue streams you have. There are still going to be millions of gamers — in the US alone — who won’t have a PS4 or Xbox One by next September.

-Devin Connors

Dach

On December 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm

@Roy Batty

Hey man, good for you and your computer. Here’s the thing though. . .
No one who owns a console gives a sh!t mate.

Hell I’d wager that a good chunk of the “console kiddies” own Gaming PCs they just prefer the simplicity of consoles or the controller or their friends only have a console or, hell, the cheaper price of the damn thing.

Some people play on PC, some people play on Console.
We’re all gamers and we all should enjoy them instead of deciding which sub-tribe of nerd is better.

thedog

On December 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

@Dach Sorry, but not a chance. Most the console gen had to make a decision on whether to buy a pc of console and console won. Most probably aren’t interested in getting a good pc. That’s why they don’t have a clue what they are talking about when they try and slam pc’s. Most pc gamers can blow their excuses out of the water, not that they really care.
No. I understand what you are talking about but that’s almost impossible with the devs out there. They make console exclusives or pc exclusives and it’s all about owning one or the other. If the dev makes it for all systems, yeah, we can all be one happy family, hold hands and sing fun camp songs. Problem is, devs don’t think that way. They don’t want to make everyone happy. Thus the exclusives. Money talks and fairness walks. Roy isn’t happy they don’t want to give the pc love, and I can’t blame him, as I am a pc only player. So yes, Bungie can kiss my asp. Hope they go bankrupt and all that other Christmas cheer stuff.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight.

Ron Whitaker

On December 9, 2013 at 5:59 am

@thedog: While it does suck that Destiny won’t come to PCs, I think that this new generation will see a much bigger crossover between PC and console. Simply put, the effort to port the games over is less than it ever has been, now that both the major consoles are basically little PCs. No more trying to conform code to the cell, or making it fit into a dinky amount of RAM.

Of course, the devs still have to decide to do the work that’s left (interface, controls, etc), but it is much less than ever before.