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'Destiny' beta release possibly teased by Bungie, Twitch discussed

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Bungie has held Destiny information tight to its chest since the Moon reveal last October. A new update for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 sci-fi shooter was provided Friday where the developer cryptically teased possible beta release information as well as provided an answer on if streaming will be allowed during the testing phase.

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Community Manager David Gague wrote how game designer Like Smith told him, "This is my favorite part. These next eight weeks are where it all comes together."

Gague later continued with,"This great time of reckoning will not be the end of our journey. If you’re thinking you’re two months from seeing this game on your shelf, I’m still here to ask you to put on the brakes. The next phase awaits, in which you’ll be invited to launch head-long into the world we’ve constructed, like a test pilot clad in exotic armor."

While it is unclear if this means the Destiny beta will be launching around the end of April or beginning of May, it is clear that Bungie has a major milestone set for that time. The references to the "next phase" along with "invite and "test pilot" would seem to suggest something beta related though. It is entirely possible that this is when beta invites will go out with the actual start of the test period closer to September 9 release date.

One thing is for sure though, the beta is not just as an opportunity to test Destiny but to promote it as well. Players will be allowed to stream the game via Twitch and Bungie has some sort of plans in work.

"We will do far more than allow you to share your glorious war stories from the frontier," Gague revealed. "We’ll amplify your voices, if they are brave. Some of you will even be selected to play a role in our stories, as we go to war with (and against) our community in the wild for the first time. That will be as glorious a moment for us as it will be for you. Watch this space. We have plans within plans within plans."

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