Destiny beta coming early 2014, available with pre-orders

Destiny is Bungie's MMO-esque take on the FPS. With deep online integration, it's clear that the game will need to be beta-tested. And this is how you'll be able to join.

Pre-ordering the game at "participating retailers" will get "early access" to the Destiny beta, which will include a "diverse sampling of major activities featured int he full game." The beta will begin in early 2014 on every platform the game has been announced on: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

"We have no doubt Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said in the announcement. "That means we're putting all our creative support, and all our expertise in creating blockbuster franchises, into a colossal Destiny Beta that we believe will set a new bar for the next generation of games. Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."

Oh look, a new trailer:

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