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Destiny launching Sept. 9, 2014

Bungie will release its next game, the sci-fi space epic Destiny, on Sept. 9, 2014, according to an update from the developer today. Previously, the multi-platform game was slated for a release sometime during spring 2014.

"We first shared the design pillars of Destiny less than one year ago," reads a post on from community manager David "Deej" Dague. "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."

Before the game comes to consoles next year, Bungie and Activision plan to release a beta for the game during summer 2014. The beta will hit Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 first, according to Bungie.

Destiny is planned for a worldwide release on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more on the game, read Polygon's feature on the game's reveal and our in-depth look at Destiny from E3 2013.

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