And that's our bedtime pushed back an extra hour. In an effort to beat the rapidly approaching VGX Awards fanfare, Bungie has nonchalantly announced that its upcoming first-person shooter Destiny will deploy on 9th September. The game's due out on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and will secure exclusive content on Sony's systems as part of a long-term co-marketing partnership with publisher Activision.

"Destiny has always represented a new beginning for our team," the company said in a blog post on its official website. "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."

The developer added: "Since then, Destiny has continued to reveal its promise. Every new build brings us closer to our original vision. With those goals in sight, we intend to use every moment from now until the release of the game to ensure that Destiny lives up to your expectations, and our own."

The game was originally penciled in for the Spring, so this new date represents a sizable (but not exactly unexpected) delay for the release. It looks like the beta has been pushed back too, as the studio mentions that it's now due in the Summer. Fortunately, as previously promised, PlayStation owners will still get the first look at the game. We'll be dreaming of stars tonight.

[via bungie.net]