GAMES DEVELOPER Bungie has announced that will release Destiny, its sequel to Halo, on 9 September 2014, launching first on the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) and Playstation 4 (PS4).
Halo is infamously a Microsoft Xbox games console exclusive, so its possible that Bungie will be criticised for this decision. A line at the top of its blog post suggests it is aware that it is taking a risk.
"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," it says. "Only through great risks are great things truly achieved."
This bold theme continues through the post, and Bungie says it has worked with some partners that have shared its "crazy" ideas for the title.
"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," it adds.
"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."
Destiny will be released globally by Activision on 9 September. Bungie said that a beta release will start next summer. It will launch first on the Sony PS3 and PS4 games consoles. µ