Well, this is a moment a lot of us have been waiting for. Unfortunately, it’s not at all what we expected. Activision has confirmed that Destiny will be hitting store shelves in September 2014 – roughly 10 months from now.
On the official Destiny website, Bungie’s Community Manager DeeJ left a nice little post that explains why the game is taking such a long time finally release:
“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,” the post continues. “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.”
I’m highly disappointed that it’s going to take till next Fall to finally play Destiny, but at least this means that unlike most 3rd party studios, Bungie doesn’t plan on releasing an unfinished product that will be showered with patches post-launch. That, I can appreciate it.
We’ll have plenty of 2014 games to keep us busy until then.by