For the last week, many gamers have been savouring their first opportunities to play Destiny, the highly anticipated game by Halo-creator, Bungie. The beta has so far only been available to gamers keen enough to pre-order the game, however that has all changed today. Bungie announced earlier today that the beta would become available to all; all you require is a PSN or Xbox live account and away you go (Note: this does only mean Xbox Live Gold members, however). In a post on their website, Bungie said:
“Today, at 4:00 PM PDT, we’re opening the Destiny Beta to anyone who wants to create a character and walk in their boots. There are, of course, some requirements. Aside from all the standard requirements, you’ll need to be brave.
Help us deliver the game you deserve. Before we shut this party down, we’ll welcome everyone who wants a preview of this brave new world. If you have yet to play Destiny, look for offers to download the Beta directly from your console later on this afternoon.
If you have played the Beta, please prepare for new arrivals. We know you won’t go easy on them in the Crucible. Show no mercy.”
I especially like that last part: “Show no mercy“. The Destiny beta has so far been getting exceptional reviews, many of the people having also played the alpha have said the game feels completely different and much more substantial. This invitation to all players is likely the last step in Bungie’s preparation to make sure their servers can handle the Day one influx of players come September 9th. Now excuse me while I go download Destiny and disappear for the weekend.
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