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No ‘Destiny’ in 2013 says Activision

Care of Joystiq.com and a sneaky Activision press release, we’ve learned that Bungie’s next “ten year project”, Destiny won’t launch in 2013. Boo.

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We all know the story. Destiny is a planned FPS/MMO hybrid, set in a “epic, sci-fi universe and introduces innovative persistent, online world filled with sweeping adventures”. The press release speaks of grand scope, visceral first-person gaming and a living, vibrant world. But most telling is the single sentence Activision sneaks in:

Activision reiterated that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result.

Extend the date then, Bungie, Activision, whoever. This is an ambitious project and Bungie is known for releasing quality, bug free titles. There’s four planned Destiny release dates: 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 plus add-ons, much like Halo 4’s “Spartan Ops” mode to keep us satisfied until the inevitable sequels.

It looks incredible, in concept art alone

But this begs the question, why have it for pre-order then, Amazon/Gamestop/Bestbuy? The answer is: money, they want our money. Despite this, we’ve placed our pre-orders. We’re suckers for “the future of gaming”. 2014 is so far away now. Meanwhile, keep checking the official site for further news, or keep following team Gear.