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Destiny release date confirmed by developer Bungie

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Bungie’s Destiny is on its way as the developer confirms that a Destiny release date will see the Halo follow-on launch on September 9 2014.

Shaping up to be a first-person shooter of epic proportions, Destiny will see gamers jump between post-apocalyptic planets, fighting off waves of varying alien hoards in a bid to reclaim mankind’s lost territories and safeguard the last remaining city on Earth.

Destiny is developer Bungie’s first new IP since the Halo franchise which dominated Xbox sales charts for a number of years. The game will launch for PS4 and Xbox One on September 9, as well as the now aging PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

"Destiny has always represented a new beginning for our team," an official Bungie spokesperson said in announcing the Destiny release date. "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.”

They added: "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."

As well as announcing the Destiny release date, Bungie has confirmed that a game beta will be offered from early summer, with PS4 and PS3 gamers set to be the first to benefit.

The Bungie spokesperson concluded: "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."

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