The Beta for Destiny will begin on the 17th of July, 2014, at 10AM PDT. This is a Thursday, and the first wave of openings will begin for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 only. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 opening will be beginning the following Wednesday.
The Beta for the otherworldly game Destiny has been confirmed for July 17th, 2014, and will indeed be launching as planned. When the Destiny Alpha was extended, word traveled fast that the Beta might be changed - as it turns out, only the details within the launch are different, not the date.
The Alpha for Destiny was supposed to have ended last night - but to most players’ surprise, it’s still around. The Alpha test mode for Destiny for the PlayStation 4 has been extended to include "Expert Mode." This mode will include some real "dust" - meaning you’ll be seeing more than the average amount of oddities popping up.
The first thing I wrote about Destiny after I’d first began to play it was "Destiny is nothing if not gorgeous." This game immediately reminds one of Killzone: Shadow Fall once inside a map, but before you there, you’re given the impression that you’ve dropped into the wrong game. I thought this was supposed to be a first-person shooter - why am I picking facial features and hair color?
Destiny, which will be released this fall, has a new video out showing some of the customization that’s going to keep you playing. From the armor your character wears to the arsenal of weapons at their disposal, Destiny is showing their mettle. They’ve also got a neat way for you to pick up loot you win in battle.
Bungie is showing off seven full minutes of gameplay from their upcoming Destiny title, an immersive first-person shooter set in a dystopian future. In the video, which you can see below, a co-operative assault takes place in Devil’s Lair, or ‘Old Russia’. The video shows actual in-game graphics, and we must say — it’s impressive.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is, so far, the leader in the gaming industry, thanks in large part to its outstanding design, affordable price tag, and appeal to the hard-core gaming segment that wants as many high-quality games as possible. Still, this generation is young and there’s still a long way to go before Sony’s console officially takes the top spot in total sales. And the thing that will help the PlayStation 4 achieve that goal will be its games library.
Now a free agent, it would seem, the man who composed the soundtracks for every Halo game is no longer working for Bungie. According to the man who wrote the music for the Flintstones Vitamins jingle, Halo, and Destiny, Bungie’s board of directors terminated him "without cause" on April 11th, 2014.
This week it would appear that the earliest players will be able to access the Destiny Beta will be through a pre-order of the game. Users will be conducting a full "public Beta test" of Destiny that will include "most major modes and activities featured in the game" before the retail launch of the game. The team responsible for the Beta launch have suggested that there's a limited time for this release and that it's only "while beta codes last".