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'Destiny' beta coming to PlayStation 4 on July 17th

'Destiny' beta coming to PlayStation 4 on July 17th


...and an alpha version is coming even sooner

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Sony's not wasting any time getting started: it just announced that the beta for Destiny will arrive for the PlayStation 4 on July 17th. Even better for the more anxious fans, is that an alpha of the game will be available for three days starting this Thursday. The official release will be coming on September 9th, when Sony will be selling what it's termed the PlayStation Destiny Bundle. That package will include a white PS4 with matching controller, a copy of the game, and a 30-day trial membership to the PlayStation Plus service.

The title will also receive a number of platform-specific exclusives when it launches, including exclusive weapons, vehicles, maps, and a special exclusive multiplayer map. "Destiny isn't just first on PlayStation," Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House told the audience at the conference. "It's better." PlayStation 4 owners that want to get their hands on the alpha version of the game can head over to the registration site now, but you won't want to wait too long: registration closes on June 11th.