After the wildly popular alpha of Destiny a couple months ago, the only thing we wanted was more and we donâ€™t have to wait much longer. The beta will be available for those that pre-order the game at participating retailers. The PS4 community will have first crack at the beta, but others wonâ€™t have long to wait. Check out the schedule pulled from the press release below.
The Beta begins first for PlayStationÂ®4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system at 10:00am PDT on July 17
The Beta begins for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 10:00am PDT on July 23
The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21 – July 22 and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 11:59pm PDT on July 27
Prior to the alpha, the game was getting middling previews with little content. The anticipation of such a massive game was beginning to cause many of us to question if they could pull off another Halo. After participating in the alpha, itâ€™s easy to see our qualms were quelled. The beta is set to feature even more content and, as with all games in development, will feature a more polished experience as the game makes it way through development.
Check out the trailer for the Destiny beta.
Destiny is being developed by Bungie, published by Activision Inc; and will release on September 9, 2014 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.