Destiny beta hits PS3, PS4 first

Bungie COO Pete Parsons confirms beta for upcoming shooter will launch first on Sony platforms in early 2014.

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The upcoming beta for Destiny will be available first on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Bungie COO Pete Parsons said tonight during a special PlayStation 4 pre-launch event in New York City.

The beta will begin in early 2014 for those who preordered the game or were able to secure a beta code from Bungie through one of its various giveaways.

No specific launch date for the Destiny beta has been announced. In addition, no mention was made concerning how long Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers will need to wait to play the beta.

For more on the Destiny beta, check out GameSpot's interview with Bungie community manager Eric Osborne, who said the studio is treating the beta like a full product launch.

Tonight's PS4 pre-launch event also brought news of a new Uncharted game for PS4, first details The Last of Us single-player DLC Left Behind, a launch date for Infamous: Second Son, and details on a PlayStation-exclusive mission for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes that lets gamers play as a classic version of Snake.

Discussion

146 comments
SerOlmy
SerOlmy

So pissed off as a PC gamer we are getting crappy Titanfail on the Division but not Destiny at launch.  I would trade both of those for Destiny in a heartbeat.

Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones

To those moaners - its a beta meaning a playable prototype..... Wtf Is wrong with you ? The gaming community playing alphas and betas is the best way to make the game better no need for a closed room with a Jerry rigged PC, let the community play and tell the devs what's wrong. You miserable moaners saying "I'm not playing a better its too buggy or There's no polish" its supposed to be! Get your heads from out of your arse and be the gamers you claim to be !

Cameron Lale
Cameron Lale

Possibly they're trying to make sure the hardware config from the One doesnt make any extra bugs.

Danny Marrin
Danny Marrin

Am i wrong in thinking 343 is the old bungie team?

Miley McCormick
Miley McCormick

Why would there be a Beta on PS if Titanfall is only coming to Xbox and PC?. O.o

David Chang
David Chang

Bungie betas have been good, though I wish after Destiny they get started on a next-gen Marathon, or the long awaited sequel to Oni...

David Chang
David Chang

Well, after Halo 4, let's say Bungie does have a score to settle.

Reza Armstrong
Reza Armstrong

Just go watch the gameplay video's, Apart from new skins and models it's just like halo, I'm not insulting Destiny, It's just fact.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

This surprises me. Activision has always seemed to favour Microsoft. I would've expected them to maybe steer Bungie in that direction.

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

Bungie has expressed that they want this to be bigger and better than Halo, so they wouldn't make it a "rip off."

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

I'm not so much interested in the gameplay or story as I am in the visuals and the matchmaking system.

Cyrus Silverblade
Cyrus Silverblade

It's not like Xbox isn't getting a beta at all. I don't see what the problem is.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

totally going to beta test this on my ps4!!

Sway Dawn
Sway Dawn

We all end up playing the beta anyway i could careless who gets first dibs. As long as i get to play on my X1 im happy.

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

I wonder if the reason is technical, test-case driven, or just a case of pay off?  

Stephen Holtz
Stephen Holtz

I think its funny listening to all the people complain about betas being buggy and whatnot. Do you realize what a beta is? Maybe you should be a bit grateful they're letting you at least try it out. Yeesh

Majed Aljarman
Majed Aljarman

They actually said they're treating the beta like a full launch for the game, not just limited to a few options.

Adam Kendall
Adam Kendall

I don't really care. I don't really like playing Betas. They are too buggy. They also aren't polished, and for someone who pays attention to the details, that's big for me. I'll just wait until the actual game comes out. :D

The Lightbringer
The Lightbringer

To anyone who was saying "Halo sucked", "Bungie sucked" : Do not play this or bring it in your defensive words for PS.

Leonid Steiner
Leonid Steiner

I'm hoping for PC so maybe whining about it will help........?

Shane Bunty Byrne
Shane Bunty Byrne

Jammy buggers. Cant wait to get stuck into this on my xbox one.

GunEye
GunEye

Borderlands meets Halo? or totally unique experience? I wonder?

Either way, this game looks fun, but I bet it needs friend-players in order to be fun.

Is it coming to PC??

phbz
phbz

I bet they want to test the offline mode first. 

ckgorham
ckgorham

Because PS4 runs games better.

killerrosta
killerrosta

@Matthew Jones its more just a clever marketing ploy just like halo3 beta was. it was a complete game pretty much. i mean almost all bveta playerrs of this will have purchased the game fully already. maybe with an mmo a beta is a traditional beta but with destiny they have even said they are treating it as a full release

A-Typing-Llama
A-Typing-Llama

@Matthew Jones SIR, YES SIR!- ah, wait, you can't read my comment....

killerrosta
killerrosta

@Danny Marrin theres a few in 343 that are from bungie but no not even 50% right

Kreten1
Kreten1

@Miley McCormick because this is not Titanfall but Destiny two diff games by diff studios

Kreten1
Kreten1

@Thomas Haworth-Hagin ps will not get beta to Titanfall that game is MS exclusive forever confirmed and rumor tossed out

Kreten1
Kreten1

@Eduardo Nascimento or PeeStation? And Breakness Awaits?

007nikster5
007nikster5

@The Lightbringer Shut up halo sucked

berserks
berserks

@GunEye Ya there will be a PC version ( what i m getting ) .