More 'Destiny' footage at PS4 announcement

"Destiny" concept art depicting an in-game character. (All rights reserved - Bungie)

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The creator of the Halo series, Bungie, may only have revealed the sci-fi themed Destiny on Feb. 17, but that didn't stop it from showing a little bit more at Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement on Feb. 20.

It's a significant event for the PlayStation faithful who didn't have a chance to play the Xbox-exclusive Halo series -- or didn't snap up a cheap Xbox 360 to do so.

Studio founder Jason Jones appeared in a video clip played during the PlayStation Meeting event, talking up the appeal of his studio's work in progress and its merits as a shared, social experience.

"How can we take a genre we know and love so well, the first person shooter, and turn it on its head again?" he asked.

Destiny is seen as the answer to that question, billed as "Bungie's next great FPS," with a variety of diaporamas and characters displayed described as forming a "fantastic universe" that is "full of mystery and adventure."

"We can't wait to see what PlayStation fans do when they set foot in our world for the first time," he concluded, though eager gamers may have a wait on their hands, be it on Xbox, PlayStation or otherwise.

Following the earlier Destiny announcement, and as anticipation of a late 2013 release grew, publisher Activision suggested that 2014 would be more likely, contra contractual documents revealed in 2012.

"Activision has not included the [Destiny] launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result" was the press note's terse wording.

Watch the Destiny PlayStation 4 Official Announcement trailer: youtu.be/6kJkiwDeWqQ


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