The long awaited sci-fi shooter Destiny has begun its global rollout for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 with sales beginning in New Zealand, while the game's developer Bungie plans to hold its own launch event at its offices in Bellevue, Washington.

Officially, people will be able to pick up their disc copies of Destiny at 12:01 am Tuesday in their respective time zones. That's also true in the US, but digital download copies won't be made available for the entire US until 12:01 am Pacific time, or 3:01 am Eastern time. However, anyone who has managed to pick up the game can go ahead and play since Bungie has launched the multiplayer servers for Destiny.

Speaking of Bungie. they will be holding their own Destiny launch event today, from noon to five PM, at their offices located at 550 106th Avenue in Bellevue, Washington. The company said:

"The first 300 attendees stand a good chance of touring our studio and stepping into the Crucible for a match of competitive multiplayer action. The first 1,000 people in line won't leave empty-handed. Everyone who attends can enjoy the fun and surprises that we have planned."

That includes an unnamed member of the Destiny development team performing a coordinated skydive with the members of the Red Bull Air Force. Are you excited about the launch of Destiny?

Source: Destiny on Twitter,