Destiny Beta Releasing on PlayStation 3 and 4 on July 17, 2014

On July 17, 2014, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners can get their first taste of the upcoming first-person shooter game Destiny at 10 a.m. ET in the Destiny beta access that will end July 28, 2014 at 3 a.m. ET (July 27 at midnight PT). PlayStation Plus required for some PlayStation 4 features.

Beta access on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold required) will start on July 23. No PC/Mac computer versions will be in this beta or initial release.

Destiny Beta Releasing on PlayStation 3 and 4 on July 17, 2014

Players must pre-order Destiny to get in the beta using a nine-digit code that will allow players into any of the four game consoles (if your place is a modern arcade and you have all four consoles, then you can get four Destiny Beta download codes – one for each supported console (requires a separate pre-order at a participating retailer).

The beta game modes will be the following:

  • TOWER – Third person social space. Gear up for your next adventure.
  • STORY – Play through some of Destiny’s epic story campaign.
  • CRUCIBLE – Destiny’s intense competitive multi-player.
  • STRIKE – Form a Fireteam and infiltrate an enemy stronghold.
  • EXPLORE – Explore the wild frontier in this free roam mode.

Important NOTE: The Destiny beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on Monday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 22 then open again to pre-order participants across all platforms until July 28, 2014 at 3 a.m. ET (July 27 at midnight PT).

Developed by Bungie Studios and published by Activision, this Destiny beta unveils the beginning of a long-term, video game producing partnership between the two companies. Destiny is due to launch on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9, 2014. Do you think Bungie has another HALO on their hands with Destiny?