DestinyHalo series creators Bungie have announced the exact release date for their upcoming highly anticipated MMO first-person shooter, Destiny. The game will release on September 9, 2014.

Bungie community manager DeeJ wrote on the game’s official site that Destiny “has always represented a new beginning for our team. 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.”

“We first shared the design pillars of Destiny less than one year ago,” the post continues. “We promised to redefine what players should expect from a Bungie game. We said we wanted to change the way people play games together. We set our bar high. For us, Destiny represents a once in a lifetime opportunity. 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.”

Deej concluded by stating, “The early support and enthusiasm for Destiny has been inspiring and humbling. We believe this is the right decision for our game, our studio, and our passionate community. Thank you for coming along with us on this adventure. See you starside.”

The beta for the game will first start exclusively on PS4 and PS3 in Summer 2014, followed by both Xbox platforms and the PC.