Destiny is "on final approach" for release

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Last week we heard how Destiny lost one of their best composers, Marty O’Donnell, when he was fired from Bungie. Sad news whenever people lose their jobs, but at least we now hear that the game is still on track, and will feature O’Donnell’s music.

First up, Eurogamer interviewed Bungie COO Peter Parsons who said:

I think the Bungie fanbase is going to look forward to hearing Marty’s music, Mike Salvatori’s music, C. Paul’s music and Paul McCartney’s music in the game. That’s going to be exciting for people. It’s going to be a great, fantastic experience.

I believe people will be transported not just by the activities and the stories within the Destiny universe but by the sights and the wonderful sounds and music. We have a fantastic team. We’re pretty close to shipping. There’s a lot of polish left to do, lots of tweaking and tuning, but a lot is already complete.

That last bit is in line with the latest dev blog from Bungie, which states that everything is on track.

We are hurtling towards September 9th. We are on final approach.

[…] We talked a big game last year. We were so excited to talk about our future. Now, it’s time to deliver. It’s time to close this out in a way that we will all be proud of. We owe that to ourselves, and to our legacy. But most of all, we owe it to you.

The game is currently in pre-Alpha and apparently has been revealed to a select bunch of journalists (sadly, not us) along with some pretty new assets that we should be seeing soon. This is a good sign for development – we should be seeing more information as the game moves into Alpha and eventually Beta testing. I’m amped for the game to get into Open Beta so that we can all test it out and see if it’s going to blow us away. Will it surpass Titanfall? Is it going to be everyone’s favorite shooter, and most importantly – will South Africa’s ping get in the way again?

Last Updated: April 22, 2014

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