Last polygon filled 6:05 PM Saturday, December 14.
This section is designed to list the release dates and other significant dates in the life of the Marathon series, including Pathways Into Darkness. Dates are given correct to the nearest day where known. Supporting evidence (press releases, newsletters, usenet posts, etc.) is also provided where possible.
|July 7, 1993||The Pathways into Darkness demo (vA1) becomes available to download from America OnLine.|
|Aug 3, 1993||Bungie begins selling Pathways Into Darkness at Boston Macworld,|
350 copies sold out of 500 copies on sale at the show.
|Mar 14, 1994||Bungie announces a PowerPC version of Pathways Into Darkness.|
|Apr 7, 1994||The PowerPC version of the demo becomes available to download from America OnLine.|
The download included a v1.1 to v2.0 updater for the full game.
|July 25, 1994||Bungie announces Marathon.|
|Aug 2, 1994||Bungie unveils Marathon at Boston Macworld.|
|Sept 22, 1994||Bungie uploads a collage of Marathon screenshots to the Mac Games library on America OnLine. |
The Collage also came with two press releases. One dated September 19, 1994 and the other September 22, 1994.
|Nov 23, 1994||Marathon Demo released.|
|Dec 17, 1994||Last polgon filled. It wasn't Dec 14, 1994. The proof.|
|Dec 21, 1994||Marathon ships.|
|Apr 20, 1995||Bungie announces the Marathon CD.|
|July 19, 1995||Bungie announces Marathon 2: Durandal. It was actual announced one day |
earlier by Power Computing when they announced The Disc.
|Aug 8, 1995||Power Computing Corporation in association with Bungie distribute The Disc |
containing the Marathon 2: Durandal Preview at Boston Macworld.
|Oct 13, 1995||Marathon 2: Durandal Demo released.|
|Nov 24, 1995||Marathon 2: Durandal ships.|
|Feb 22, 1996||Bungie announces Marathon Infinity and Greg Kirkpatrick is doing it.|
|Mar 30, 1996||Bungie announces that Marathon 2: Durandal to be ported to Windows 95.|
|July 31, 1996||Marathon 2: Durandal for Windows 95 Demo released.|
|Aug 10, 1996||Marathon Infinity Demo released.|
|Sept 6, 1996||Marathon 2: Durandal for Windows 95 ships.|
|Oct 15, 1996||Marathon Infinity ships. Confirmed in the first Bungie Newsletter. Note that while the official shipping date was Oct 15 |
there were reports of some stores having copies as early as Oct 12.
|Mar 21, 1997||Bungie announces Marathon Trilogy Box Set.|
|May 1, 1997||Marathon Trilogy Box Set ships.|