Xbox 720 release date slated for November 2013

Microsoft's next-gen console looks set to be released in time for Christmas 2013. We've already written our letters to Santa. Have you?

It looks like the Xbox 720 won't be hitting shelves until 2013, at least if Halo developers Bungie are to be believed. The masterminds behind Master Chief are working on a brand new game called Destiny – which is set to be launched on both the Xbox 360 and Microsoft's next-gen console the Xbox 720 (codename Durango) in 2013. That plays into earlier reports that the Xbox 720 will be released at some point in 2013 – most likely around the November mark in time for the Christmas period.

Spotted by the LA Times in a developer contract, Destiny will be a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) sci-fi first person shooter, with four titles planned for the series. A Halo/World of Warcraft mashup perhaps?

A PlayStation port of the first title is also being considered in 2014, a year after its release on the Xbox 360 and Xbox 720.

It's still far too early to tell what Bungie is going to spring on gamers itching to wrap their trigger fingers around an Xbox 720 controller – but we expect great things from the creators of Halo, so stay tuned.

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