Bungie makes 'Destiny' announcement, promises more on February 17

"Halo" creator Bungie has annonuced "Destiny" as not just codename but retail title of its next game, launched a clutch of social media channels via Facebook, Twitter and Facebook, and dated February 17 for the game's big reveal.

Concept art for "Destiny," released in November 2012

"Destiny" is believed to be in production for release late in fall 2013 on Xbox 360, with PlayStation 3, PC, and next generation Xbox and PlayStation hardware to follow.

The series's seven-year plan allows for four games in total, with the remainder arriving in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Each will be supported by a significant game expansion in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

That information comes from contractual documentation disclosed in May 2012 during legal procedings between "Destiny" publisher Activision and the founders of "Call of Duty" studio Infinity Ward.

Bungie had been instrumental in cementing the status of Microsoft's Xbox 360 via the "Halo" franchise, now handed over to internal studio 343 Industries, which released "Halo 4" in November 2012.

Ousted Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella set up Respawn Entertainment and signed with publisher Electronic Arts in 2010.

Should "Destiny" release on the Xbox platform first, the February 17 reveal could prove a coup for Microsoft ahead of competitor Sony's February 20 PlayStation Meeting, at which the PlayStation 4 is expected to be unveiled.

Destiny on Facebook: facebook.com/destinythegame

Destiny on Twitter: twitter.com/destinythegame

Destiny on Google+: plus.google.com/u/0/114509186159678094440

Bungie website: bungie.net

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