Destiny Beta Starts "Late July" on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

New trailer reveals when Microsoft players can jump into the upcoming beta.

The upcoming beta for Bungie's shooter Destiny will begin July 17 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. But what about Xbox 360 and Xbox One? According to a new trailer from the Xbox One dashboard spotted by VideoGamer, Microsoft faithful can jump in starting "late July."

You can guarantee a spot in the beta by preordering the game and registering a code through the Destiny beta website. There's no indication yet regarding how long the Destiny beta will last. Bungie says "most major modes and activities" from the full game will be featured in the beta.

Destiny launches September 9 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. Though a PC version won't be available at launch, Bungie has not ruled out the possibility of bringing the game to computers sometime down the road. Destiny is a "natural fit" for PC, publisher Activision says.

Activision is reportedly investing $500 million on the Destiny franchise, and just recently, Bungie said it is confident that the game--which requires an Internet connection--will run smoothly at launch.

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23 comments
nychd
nychd

I'm still not sure about this. No matter what Bungie says they are definitely shafting the XBOX users who placed them in the position they currently enjoy. To add insult to injury I bet their going to make them pay a premium for all the missing stuff too.

punishergreen
punishergreen

I never saw this new trailer on the Xbox One dashboard. They must've took it down...

unreal849
unreal849

So this isn't really a "beta" is it.... more like a demo for pre-ordering customers. It's BF4 all over again, except this time the game actually works.

goutetsuo
goutetsuo

I played the Alpha on ps4 like crazy....it was soo good IMO....I enjoyed tinkering with my gear and weapons the online ran very smooth i was very impressed. Felt like i was playing a halo but with customization option.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

They should call the x.bone version the Missing 1 multiplayer map, 1 strike map, 1 speeder, 3 ships, 2 weapons and 1 entire enemy type Edition...

strothers101
strothers101

Four days early access is better than nothing I guess, still cant believe how many people think this game is a PS exclusive..

quicktim3
quicktim3

common wheres the fanboy wars in this one?

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

Every time I've watched anyone playing Destiny I've just found it really boring to be honest.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Already sign up for the Beta on PS4 and I will play the game for free and then not pay full price for Destiny. (If the game is spot-on, I'll keep my Pre-Order open for pick up on September)

mattress805
mattress805

Me too it went fom a game I didn't care about to my most anticipated gam of the year and I don't care for Halo either

matt915x
matt915x

PS don't have money to be throwing around look it up bankrupt :)

DeilGyre
DeilGyre

@strothers101 It's not exclusive, but it will be the definitive console version.  Besides the exclusive content that won't be available to XboxOne for an entire year...wait for the Digital Foundry performance comparison between the PS4 and XboxOne versions.  PS4 being lead platform and more powerful system, I'm assuming it'll be the best-looking too. 

jameston80
jameston80

@strothers101 exactly !! the PS Fanbots think Destiny is exclusive, what they only got was a beta early, great, I will wait for the full game to launch if i even want it, i will watch a few streams on twitch and see if it's any better late july

normanislost
normanislost

My console runs this game slightly better than yours!!!!

mattress805
mattress805

It's awesome. Just plain fun. I dint care for Halo but i acknowledge Bungie's prowess as a developer. I love this game so far what I've played. Think Mass Effect, Fallout 3, with a splash of Halo. Awesome. Alpha changed my mind.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@amaneuvering  I played a few of the Halo games, and they got really boring too.  The enemies are just bland and dumb, the environments get repetitive, the guns have no kick to them.  Blah.

nefrai
nefrai

@amaneuvering I imagine it would be boring to watch. I recommend testing the gameplay yourself, and with a friend or 2. This game is designed for multiplayer, it's not terribly exciting alone, and watching someone else play is certainly not fun imo. But for me, most games look boring when I'm just watching.

nefrai
nefrai

@jameston80 @strothers101 Most know it's not exclusive, however it looks like the PS4 version is getting some extras over the XB1 (I'm not sure if MS has some exclusives for XB1 version or not). I have XB1 and PS4 both, but only tried the Alpha on the PS4 - it ran really well and looked great, but I'm sure it will run/look the same on XB1 too.