Destiny beta to begin this summer

Destiny's beta will begin this summer, Activision said at a recent earnings call. That narrows the window from its previous "early 2014" target.


The beta for Bungie's Destiny is coming in summer, publisher Activision has announced. This narrows its previous target of early 2014, but could mean it will miss the first half of the year.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg gave the updated window during the company's most recent earnings call (via CVG). As previously reported, the beta will be available on all announced platforms (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) and pre-ordering from participating retailers will get you early access. It's set to release on September 9.

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    February 7, 2014 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Destiny beta to begin this summer.

    Destiny's beta will begin this summer, Activision said at a recent earnings call. That narrows the window from its previous "early 2014" target.

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      February 7, 2014 7:38 AM

      I don't typically buy into publisher hype, but I have a feeling that when Destiny hits this fall, it's gonna be ridiculous.

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        February 7, 2014 9:26 AM

        You mean in a good way or a bad way?

        I'm extremely excited for this game and I already pre-ordered it and got my Beta slot for the PS4. I have a good feeling about this one.

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          February 7, 2014 9:40 AM

          I think it's going to be hugely successful, and I think that's a good thing. It's a good idea with the right developer being it.

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      February 7, 2014 7:53 AM

      I'm thinking I'll have a PS4 by the time that beta drops, but I tend to get burnt out on games if I spend a lot of time with the beta so I may hold off. I say PS4 because that's most likely going to be the best console for it, sure?

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      February 7, 2014 8:22 AM

      Unless something has changed, PS3/PS4 get he beta first:

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      February 7, 2014 10:01 AM

      Too bad they made the idiot mistake of not making this for PC. Guess my money is going to Watchdogs and the Division instead.

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        February 7, 2014 10:47 AM

        Is the Division coming to PC? I don't remember seeing it on UBI's website.

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        February 7, 2014 10:53 AM

        Too bad PC elitist can never get over the fact that sometimes great games don't come to PC.

        Stop being a cheap ass and get a console if you really want to play certain games,or stop complaining about it.

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        February 7, 2014 6:27 PM

        It wasn't a mistake, they simply didn't have the studio size to develop for so many platforms. And if you're forced to choose to cut a platform, the PC platform makes the most sense to cut. Without a doubt, the PC is a superior platform in terms of performance, but from a business sense, the consoles are a better bet to develop for.

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      February 7, 2014 12:33 PM

      i'm interested but i'm not preordering an unknown game to get a chance to try it. hopefully they have a nice open beta period so i can see if i want to preorder.

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