Eric Osborne has hinted at some of the contents that could be appearing in the multiplayer beta of the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Destiny.” In a long interview with IGN on Nov. 1, the senior writer stated that Bungie will need players to test out several elements of the shared-world first-person shooter.
In addition to testing the servers, the development team wants to see users playing the story, cooperative and competitive modes of “Destiny.” Testers are encouraged to try out the character creation feature along with various weapons and levels. You can check out some screenshots from the new intellectual property in the slideshow near the top of this article and the comments below (courtesy of IGN):
We need people to play story, multiplayer and co-op. We need them to go and create characters so we can understand those systems and what they mean for us. We need lots of people to hit the servers at the same time, see how they use guns and play the early stuff, what the competitive multiplayer looks like with many different levels. Working on Destiny every day doesn’t compare with a million gamers crashing against it.
Eric Osborne went on to state that Bungie will push the server load for the multiplayer beta as much as possible as the studio won’t rely on guesswork. As a result, they are hopeful that the public play test should result in a better launch-day experience for “Destiny,” which requires an online connection to be played. You can find his statement below:
We’re going to do a beta, kick the tyres, get people in to play in 2014 and make sure we understand what those pushes are going to look like by trying to drive as much peak concurrency as possible before day one so we can understand what to do. We’re not going to rely on guesswork. We’re going to push as many people against it as possible. We’ll forge it in fire and hopefully that’ll make it a better experience day one for everybody.
Bungie is planning to launch the multiplayer beta for all platforms sometime during the early parts of 2014. The final version of “Destiny” will be released by Activision for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms next spring in the North American region. You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Destiny,” PS4 and Xbox One.