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Everyone can now play the 'Destiny' beta on PlayStation or Xbox

Everyone can now play the 'Destiny' beta on PlayStation or Xbox


Bungie opens the trial version of its huge shooter to the masses

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Anyone with a compatible console can now download and play the beta version of Destiny, the next video game from Halo creators Bungie. The early trial version of the game lets players create a character to blast both computer-controlled aliens and other players in a multiplayer arena, and can be downloaded on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. While Xbox gamers will need Xbox Live Gold and PS4 gaming requires a PlayStation Plus account, PS3 owners can play without any subscription.

The beta began on July 17th on PS4 and PS3, but Xbox One and 360 owners had to wait a week before their version of the trial started on July 23rd. Developer Bungie had previously only given access to players who had pre-ordered the game, in addition to a select few who had been sent codes, using the early beta as a way to entice people into stumping up the cash for the promising game more than a month before it goes on sale. If you do want to see Bungie's beautiful first-person shooter, make sure you get in quick to the newly public beta — it's ending at 2:59 AM ET on July 28th.