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.

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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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    October 1, 2013 10:10 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      October 1, 2013 10:16 AM

      One of the only next-gen games I'm genuinely excited about.

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      October 1, 2013 10:30 AM

      Pre-ordered on amazon the second I heard this

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        October 1, 2013 1:26 PM

        same. pretty confident this game is going to be amazing considering they are making a trilogy and I love all their other games.

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      October 1, 2013 12:01 PM

      I'm a HUGE Halo fan, but I just don't feel Destiny at all...

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      October 1, 2013 12:49 PM

      this is not a PC title, right?

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        October 1, 2013 12:51 PM

        It's coming for the PC.

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        October 1, 2013 1:29 PM

        I think it's on everything, isn't it?

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          October 1, 2013 1:36 PM

          everything but the wii u rofl.

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          October 1, 2013 1:53 PM

          They haven't officially announced it, but yes, it's coming for the PC.

          They're being UbiSoft cagey about it right now.

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            October 1, 2013 3:11 PM

            Originally, back when the Infinity Ward case was in trial, this wasn't the case: http://www.shacknews.com/article/73898/bungies-destiny-exclusive-to-xbox-360-launching-in-2013-original

            As a consequence of Activision's ongoing litigation with former Modern Warfare developers at Infinity Ward, details of the publisher's agreement with Bungie have surfaced. While specifics could have changed since the contract was signed in 2010, the original contract lays out a plan for four sci-fi "action shooter" games from Bungie, codenamed "Destiny," released every other year, beginning in late 2013.

            The LA Times got their hands on the full 27-page document. According to the original contract, the first "Destiny" game would be exclusive to Xbox consoles, the 360 and its successor. "Later games" would then be multiplatform as per the original announcement, coming to the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC.


            The contract most likely changed a bit since the authoring date of that document outed via legal discovery. But for us gamers in the outside world, that's all that we knew, until some PR department made an announcement to the contrary.

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              October 1, 2013 3:15 PM

              ...I should correct that to "when the Infinity Ward case was in the discovery phase". Activision and the ex-IW guys settled for an undisclosed sum right before it was to go to trial, scheduled at the same time as E3 2012.

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