Bungie has dated the retail release of Halo: Reach for the 14th of September.

The date was spotted tucked away in a press release unearthed by vg247.

The press release also bore some final data on the scope of the recently-concluded multiplayer beta: More than 2.7 million people participated, clocking up 16 million hours of gameplay that included 1.1 billion frags.

Bungie's Brian Jarrad said, "Our only real perspective going into this was the Halo 3 beta test, which had about 800,000 people. We knew there were a couple million copies of ODST out there, but we really didn't have any specific information that let us know what the population might be like."