In 2001, after the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie co-founder Jason Jones dropped the following bit of wisdom during a postmortem Q&A:
There should be a stage in every product where the ludicrous is thought possible, where the team blazes trails right to the edge of the abyss in a hundred directions. Only through great risks are great things truly achieved.
Today, Jones’ team is ready to take their next step into the future with the announcement that Destiny will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 9, 2014. This is a bit beyond the game’s originally projected “Spring 2014” launch, but its in keeping with Bungie’s desire to only ship a game they can be proud of.
To that end, Community Manager David Dague has revealed that the game’s multiplayer beta is currently set for a Summer 2013 start date on the PS3 and PS4. In the more immediate future, Dague has also confirmed that Destiny will appear that Destiny will make an appearance during this weekend’s VGX Awards show and that “a new detail or two” will be announced.