Bungie is best known for its Halo franchise, but once the company cut its first-party ties from Microsoft it set out to do something even bigger. Enter Destiny, a first-person shooter coming to the current-gen systems as well as the PS4 and Xbox One. Destiny has all sorts of gamers hot and bothered, so Bungie in its infinite wisdom has decided to fully fluff the masses by opening a Destiny beta in early 2014.
Because the PS4 and Xbox One will be available by then, even the Destiny beta will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as the Xbox One and PS4. It’s unlikely that cross-platform or cross-generational multiplayer action will be possible, but we can only dream, right?
In order to get your hands on the Destiny beta, you’ll have to place your pre-order at a participating retailer. The Destiny beta will include “a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game.” That’s all Activision shared in terms of details, but it’s better than a poke in the eye.
To celebrate the announcement of the Destiny beta, Bungie released a new trailer called “The Moon,” which you can see below. The video shows a highlighted destination in the game and the Hive, one of the four enemy races featured in Destiny.
Destiny beta redemption codes are only available while supplies last. To see a list of participating global retailers, check this link. Upon pre-ordering the game at a participating retailer, fans can visit this page and follow the on-screen instructions to secure their spot in the Destiny beta. The required 9-digit entry code will be printed on their receipt, on a flyer distributed at time of purchase or sent via email through their respective retail rewards program.
Fans who pre-ordered Destiny before Oct. 1 and qualify for this offer are automatically entered into the Beta and will receive their entry code from their retailer via email. All questions or concerns related to the Beta code should be brought to the attention of the retailer.
In Destiny, players are cast as Guardians of the last city on Earth. They will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus, while wielding incredible power. Gamers will battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. Especially Twinkies. Destiny takes place in a story-driven universe where the saga unfolds through worlds in which cooperative, competitive, public and social activities are all seamlessly connected.