Bungie's Destiny not coming out in 2013, says Activision

Activision hasn't included the game in its 2013 line-up and says not to expect that to change.

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Activision has warned not to expect Bungie's Destiny in 2013.

"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," said the publisher today in a statement.

Destiny is scheduled to be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and all future console platforms, with the new Xbox and PlayStation expected on shop shelves before the end of the year. This means it is unlikely Destiny will be a next-gen launch title.

Destiny is billing itself a "shared-world shooter" in an always-connected world. Players assume the roles of Guardians in the last safe city on Earth. Bungie has yet to release any in-game footage of the game.

"For all the unknowns, Destiny still feels very much like the product of Bungie," said GameSpot's Shaun McInnis after glancing a first look at the game last week. "More specifically, it feels like Bungie taking what they've done well over the years and moving in a new direction, with new technology, toward something well beyond Halo. I know I can't wait to see what else Destiny is."

For more information on Destiny, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

159 comments
ikihi
ikihi

This game looks pretty epic. Looks much different than Halo, and better.

fluian
fluian

I am sick of people comparing this game to Halo.

Halo starts when we are in the middle of a war, Destiny (as far as we know) starts after the war was lost.  Halo we fight against a bunch of unified races as a super soldier.  In destiny while the traveler gives humans power it can probably be assumed it gives all humans power thus making no human different from the next and the fact that the alien races in Destiny don't seem to be unified at all.  Halo spans the galaxy, while Destiny spans our solar system.  The ancient race who left ruinns behind in Destiny are the humans themselves.  While the cannon of Halo does include ancient humans who were "destroyed" the humans you see in the games are in fact an entirely different evolution of humans.  Destiny so far lies in mystery and we don't know what caused what and who is trying to kill who.  It seems people are assuming certain things because they can link certain aspects of the story that we know to things in the halo universe when in reality we know next to nothing.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Bungie has only given us little pieces of a larger puzzle. They have a year to post ad after ad after ad. Until they're ready give the gaming world something more solid, I will just have to wait and keep an open mind.

salvucci91
salvucci91

It's sad that so many people see a sci-fi setting and instantly connect it to Halo. It's like the majority of people can' tell the differences between different shades of color. "This color?" "It's blue." "Ok and this one?" "Blue."

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

"...toward something well beyond Halo" --How so? This game looks more like Halo than any other 1st person shooter on the market. Tell me how it's not like Halo. I'm listening. 

ncc74656
ncc74656

I knew it wouldn't be released there just jacking us over to buy the new consoles

halo-freak
halo-freak

I really hope they can make a home run like halo happen again.

DarthUchiha91
DarthUchiha91

I'm glad this this game not coming out this year. Take your sweet time, polish it up, an wait for the next gen console, because really at this point there's hardly any reasons to buy the next gen consoles as far as games are concerned. Everyone's trying to bleed already dead systems dry.

TruePatriot1234
TruePatriot1234

You can pre-order this game for Xbox 360 and PS3 but they will NOT be coming out this year on either of those consoles. They will be coming out on the new Xbox and Playstation. If you look on gamestop.com, you won't see a release date because this could confirm or deny the release date for the new consoles. So as of right now, I would expect this game to come out next year, probably near Thanksgiving or Christmas. Unfortunately. Though I must say, I am happy to see a FPS in the form of an Oblivion or Skyrim world. Very excited!

Hurvl
Hurvl

"there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result" Oh, yeah!? Well we, people of the internet, will speculate and expect all we want and you just try stopping us.

saif_alhasani
saif_alhasani

i hope this game be best than mass effect ....

at the last i dont like this type of game

domxnik
domxnik

I don't really mind a delay since there is no PC release...They better make this on PC...

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

1) GTAV

2) The Last of Us

3) Destiny

4)  ???

5)  ???

6)  ???

let guess some other delays

eternal_man101
eternal_man101

They better make this available on PC or meet their true destiny

Imatyta
Imatyta

All I care is for this game to come out on the PS4.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Bungie didn't really start revving up development of Destiny until after the first batch of DLC for Reach was released. That was roughly 2 years ago, and this game has a major multiplayer component, so yeah, a little over 2 years of development doesn't sound like enough time to get this done. They will probably wrap-up the majority of development by Christmas of this year and then just focus on polish for the rest of the year after that and release by Fall of 2014.

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

Good,they should take their time.

Saketume
Saketume

PS4 at the end of the year.. 

Yeah maybe in Japan. You know it always takes them a year to launch in Europe lol.

Rotondi
Rotondi

Who thought this game was coming out in 2013?  We've seen like 6 pieces of concept art.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

so wait activision is the publisher??! 

ohhh this game is gonna be bombarded with DLC 

avoid 

made_u_look
made_u_look

Sounds awesome and the cinematic they had looked awesome also. But damn I've been burned far to many times buying games because I put faith in the company and what they were spewing at me. No more, I sit back and wait to see if the ships going down and glad I'm not on it when it does.

steelmouth
steelmouth

so Bungie have a 10year deal with Activision and 3-4 years down the line they steel to release thier 1st game?

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

The press release also reiterated that Destiny is confirmed for "the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, as well as other future console platforms", which presumably means the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

 This is taken from IGN. I haven't seen Bungie or Activision denying the game's coming on next-gen consoles, and since it's coming in 2014, it's my guess that the game will be released on all platforms. Hopefully on PC as well, but we'll see.

Kaisfate
Kaisfate

not coming in 2013 and no announcements for next gen..... hmmm.... yeah im calling an early sales flop for this game unless they release nextgen versions alongside current gen ones.

yourdem1ze
yourdem1ze

Coming the year after next-gen consoles comes out.. And they're not making it for nex-gen .. Meh.. Don't see this game doing anywhere near as good as Halo did.

max_inferno2110
max_inferno2110

I checked Gamestop and "Destiny" is going to be on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.I really think they can pull this off and probably beat their own creation(which is Halo).But,Bungie has to be really,really,really careful not to make a carbon copy story based off of Halo.I wish them good luck(they will need it)   :) 

trihard09
trihard09

Not going to lie, until I see something a little more substantial than the devs talking up their own game and speculation from Gamespot, I'm kinda uninterested in this game.

ikihi
ikihi

It could also be that those people don't know anything about sci-fi, so whenever they see another sci-fi game they relate it back to all they have seen and know: Halo. 

ikihi
ikihi

@salvucci91 Yep. People can be pretty dumb when they don't use their minds.

MCPO_John_117
MCPO_John_117

@salvucci91 I know, I watched the ViDoc with my sister and she was all "what the hell? This is just Halo, do they have no creativity?" No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get her to see that from what they've showed it is very different than Halo.

ikihi
ikihi

@Redsyrup I would say it looks more like star wars than anything. 

halo-freak
halo-freak

@Redsyrup Does not have a halo feel to it at all. It's more like star wars mixed with battlefield by looks.


Halo is very distinct and this is not like halo.(so far as we know little atm.)

thechuck11
thechuck11

@domxnik It would be awesome if they did, but considering what types of games traditionally get put on consoles and on pc's, I think it's unlikely. Darn, ill just have to get that 720 after all 

Master_cheat001
Master_cheat001

@domxnik I believe that Bungie will not make PC version because none uses Mouse and Keyboard setting for playing FPS anymore. 

Source: %s

acamith
acamith

@TrueGB Been in development longer than that actually, there is an easter egg in ODST. You can find a poster that says Destiny awaits.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@steelmouth You do know it usually takes 3-4 years to develop most quality AAA games when it comes to the first entry in a new IP, right ?

Imatyta
Imatyta

@Kaisfate I am pretty sure, that tomorrow we will know something about Destiny for PS4.

slefo29
slefo29

@trihard09 Yea, the media sure threw a press parade for this one. I really wanted to see in game footage, someone playing, etc. 


All I know is that it's an MMO but not an MMO .... and aliens. 

trihard09
trihard09

@slefo29 @trihard09 Yea from what I can tell it's Halo re-skinned into an MMO style shooter... doesn't seen very original but maybe they will surprise us with something later this year.