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Destiny release date won't fall in 2013, Activision confirms

Bungie's new project not arriving until next year at the earliest

Activision has confirmed that it doesn't plan to launch Destiny in 2013.

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Although gamers can now pre-order the Bungie title, the publisher said in a press release: "Activision reiterated that 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." Activision's current financial year ends on December 31, 2013.

The company has confirmed that the game will launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 "as well as other future console platforms". While a PC release hasn't been announced, Bungie COO Pete Persons said this week that the studio would "love to be on the PC", so "stay tuned".

In Destiny, players take the role of a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth. Fighting mysterious alien foes both on Earth and beyond, players' key goals will be to reclaim mankind's lost territory and to become a walking legend in its universe.

Combat, it seems, will be both FPS and vehicle based. Players will be able to customise their avatar's and vehicle's appearances and characters will be class-based.

Destiny will also feature mini-quests, loot drops and drop in/drop out co-op play, our debut Destiny preview reveals.

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