Bungie and Activision dropped a bevy of announcements for Destiny on Tuesday. The PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 "shared-world shooter" gets a release window, beta confirmation and a brand new trailer exploring what lies beneath the moon's surface.
Destiny will arrive on all Playstation and Xbox console platforms sometime in the spring of 2014. While a specific release date has not yet been given that typically means the months of March, April and May.
The developer also confirmed reports of a beta by announcing that those that pre-order Destiny from participating retailers will get access to the game's beta which launches in "early 2014." Retailers in the United States that have beta keys with pre-orders include Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart.
Those that have already pre-ordered Destiny will get access to the beta as well and should receive an email from their retailer with the beta key. Everyone that receives a beta key from their pre-order will need to go to bungie.net/beta and follow the instructions to participate.
Finally, "The Moon" trailer that was released gives a full look at not just Earth's orbiting satellite as a playable area but one of Destiny's four enemy races, the Hive.
"We have no doubt Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "That means we're putting all our creative support, and all our expertise in creating blockbuster franchises, into a colossal Destiny Beta that we believe will set a new bar for the next generation of games. Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."
"Destiny is the most ambitious game we have ever made, and it's our chance to transform the way you experience a new Bungie universe," said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. "From day one Destiny has been an incredibly bold vision that Activision shares with Bungie. Destiny is a massive universe that is populated by the players, and for that reason we need fans to get their hands on the game, fans all around the world. We can't wait!"
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