Destiny Beta Invites to Be Randomly Distributed This Week
Written Monday, October 21, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Bungie will begin “randomly” dishing out beta codes for Destiny this week, the studio has announced.
Looks like beta codes will be popping up through the studio’s social media accounts then, in addition to the beta access granted to pre-order customers. The beta itself kicks off in “early 2014”.
While we don’t know the specific contents of the Destiny beta, Bungie has spoken in broad terms about what to expect in terms of scale.
"The Destiny beta, in many ways, is being treated like a full product launch," said Bungie community manager Eric Osborne earlier this month. "We can't just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around. We'd only be gathering data on one facet of the overall experience--one that is arguably the least resource intensive and most well understood by our team. Destiny demands more.
"Our ambition is to build big, rich destinations that players can visit over and over again, to fill them up with great story and moments that they can share with their friends, and to deliver face melting action that leads to treasure, challenge, and discovery. We want to pour all of that secret sauce into the Destiny beta. It's a massive undertaking, but one that we believe will pay huge dividends for us, and for our players."
Destiny will be heading to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. You can read our latest preview here.