Destiny was originally planned to come out in 2013, with a ‘Destiny 2' set for launch this month.
The initial release plan for Bungie's sci-fi shooter franchise was recently revealed in court documents dating from 2010 that have emerged as part of the legal clash between the developer and Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell (thanks, Videogamer).
Still known at the time as Project Tiger, the game was outlined with an original launch date of September 24th 2013 – a whole year before it finally hit shelves.
The delay was reportedly to make major changes to the title's story – one of the most-discussed elements of the game following its release last year.
A sequel, catchily titled ‘Retail Release 2' in the documents, was then set to follow almost exactly 12 months later – on September 30th 2015.
Regular entries in the series were then set for release every two years – 2017 and 2019 – with the largest add-on content pack, ‘Comet 4', scheduled for September 30th 2020.
A direct sequel to Destiny is yet to be dated – or, indeed, announced properly – but Bungie and Activision have already revealed a 10-year-long plan for the record-breaking brand.