Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said the Destiny Beta for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 will launch July 17.
Pre-order customers will receive Beta access between July 17 and July 26. In addition, a Beta Rally will take place July 26 and offer a special reward to users who visit the Tower or frontiers.
PS4 and PS3 owners will receive exclusive content for Destiny through fall 2015, including Dust Palace Strike – an exclusive co-op Strike mission on Mars, Exodus Blue Competitive Multiplayer Map, and exclusive guns, gear and ships.
Destiny tells the story of a thriving civilization that has been destroyed. Survivors built a town beneath the old world which has since become filled with deadly foes. Users take the role of a Guardian to reclaim Earth and defeat all enemies.
The title is an online-only first-person shooter that will require a persistent online connection. The massive multiplayer online shooter will include an open-world universe in which users can meet in public zones to meet with other players for co-op action.
Each planet will consist of an entire chapter in the game, with more chapters available as each planet is completed.
The final game will include full character customization, various classes, races, ships that can be customized, and cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.
The Limited Edition SKU will include the Limited Edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc; Guardian Folio with Field Guide, Postcards, and Antique Star Chart; Collector’s Edition Digital Content including the Destiny Expansion Pass at $99.99.
The Ghost Edition SKU will add a Ghost replica that features lights and audio from the game at $149.99.
The PS4 500GB Glacier White Destiny bundle, to be sold Sept. 9, will include a new PS4 500GB Glacier White SKU, White Dualshock 4 Controller and a copy of Destiny at $449.99.