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Bungie's Destiny left out of Activision's 2013 earnings plans

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Posted by: David Sanchez

Destiny from developer Bungie may not be launching in 2013 as previously speculated. The game, which is being published by Activision, was set to launch sometime this year, or so it seemed. That may no longer be the case as the company omitted the title from its projected earnings plans for 2013.

"Development also continues on our new ground-breaking project with Bungie," stated Activision Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin. "Bungie defined the action-shooter category with Halo, and we feel this project will once again deliver genre-defining innovation. While we don't have a launch date to announce today, we expect to deliver incredible games with unprecedented marketing support for new IP. We look forward to sharing more information on this title in the near future."

An LA Times article published in 2012 revealed that Activision had plans of releasing Destiny during the fall 2013 season. The game was set to appear on Xbox 360, the next Xbox console, PlayStation 3, and PC. While Destiny may indeed still launch this year, nothing is set in stone. Add to that the fact that the project was left out of the earnings call for 2013, and it further seems to indicate that it may not release this year after all.

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Tags: Destiny, Activision, Bungie

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