Report – PlayStation Users Get 4 Days Exclusive Access to Destiny Beta

According to an image of a website ad captured by Reddit user Probably_Unemployed (aka DattoDoesDestiny), users on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 will get four days of exclusive access to the upcoming Destiny beta.

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Clicking the ad leads to PlayStation’s “Greatness Awaits” website, but it holds no further information on the actual beta.

We learned back in November of last year that the beta would arrive on Sony’s consoles first, giving PlayStation users a bit of a head start over Xbox users as part of an exclusivity deal between publisher Activision and Sony. According to the recently spotted ad, it looks like it will only remain exclusive for the duration of four days.

Bungie has officially announced the game’s beta to commence some time in July with a specific launch date to be mentioned at E3 2014, so we’ll likely get confirmation then.

What are your thoughts? If it rings true, is the PlayStation-exclusive portion of Destiny’s beta as long as you though it would be?

  • SGUINESS

    After all the hype, its only 4 days extra than every one else? lol.

    • That guy you might know

      Did you honestly expect a whole month or something?

      • NinoBr0wn

        I expected something more akin to a month, sure. The hell is 4 days hah

    • Mike

      Those 4 days will kill some people.

    • Just saying

      Sony doesn’t do what M$ do. A 1 month early deal costing billions of dollars and for what? Sony just shows that they’re supporting this game by collaborating with Bungie without making any gamer upset, even Xbone users, and that’s simply because PS is The. Best. Place. To. Play.

      • DanDustEmOff

        Please… Sony aren’t doing this to support anyone but themselves. I don’t have a problem with it but you’re delusional if you think this is Sony’s way of supporting the developers and publishers. Activision don’t need Sony’s money more than Sony does right now. It’s a way for Sony to sell more units nothing more. Sony have everything banked on the PS4 the rest of the business is having a hard time and they need the PS4 to be a success. I’m not hating on Sony I applaud them it’s about time they started acting like a business and not a charity.

        • Just saying

          I didn’t mean it the way you understood it. I mean Sony wanna show their users that they also collaborate with publishers to give us exclusive access to some stuff. I’m against exclusivity like I stated in another comment but other users would say “why Xbox gets exclusive stuff and we don’t?”. The last sentence though is purely my opinion that PS is the best place to play xD.

          • DanDustEmOff

            For me it’s PC, I don’t think PC will get this game. So I might pick up an X1 or PS4 to play it if it’s worth it. Timed exclusivity doesn’t really bother me. Exclusive content is a bit irritating. I get your point though, but like I said it’s probably not coming to the PC it’s not the first game either. I’m used to missing the odd game here and there.

          • Playmaker

            In all honesty Sony prob couldn’t take the money hit to buy a month’s worth of exclusivity.

            Destiny really needs to wow at E3 bc the footage so far doesn’t look spectacular. If I were Sony I would tie myself to this game completely until the hype rises. The alpha footage looked terrible really.

            Full disclosure, I own Sony stock. And I don’t own a PS4! But I will once the price lowers in response to the Xbox price decrease. Or when they make a ridiculous content package with TLOU HD for only $400 or etc.

      • RustyFrags

        Personal preference says otherwise. You and Samson would be good friends.

        The amount of fanboys freaking out over four days early access is genuinely hilarious.

        • GodGamerDerp

          People respect that for PS3 and PS4 Sony invests in 1st party studios instead of buying 3rd party exclusives to keep games off other platforms.

          • RustyFrags

            You mean like Xbox invests in CoD DLC exclusivity?

          • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

            As if Sony doesn’t have 3rd party exclusives? Quantic Dreams and People Can Fly to name a few. If you’re going to make an argument, make a fair one.

            • Paul Thomas

              Two under the radar indie games compared to a AAA yearly FPS. Yea your counter argument sure is really valid.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              That doesn’t really change anything. They are still 3rd party revs who make games exclusively for PlayStation all the while not being owned by Sony. There is zero difference and they are high caliber developers.

            • Playmaker

              You can’t expect fairness from him.

          • Playmaker

            Respect them for this? Ha. How about the layoffs at their studios? Nice investments there? Come on man, you’ve been drinking the koolaid way to long.

            It is two different strategies. You clearly favor one more than the other. I may or may not. I see plus on both. One Sony can drive innovative games with great stories like Shadow and TLOU. On the other, devs keep their identity and make games like Titanfall, Below, and Sunset OD.

            Exclusivity sucks, timed exclusivity sucks but it is the best way to differentiate yourself from another.

        • Just saying

          I’m not freaking out on anything nor I’m a fanboy. I just don’t get why some are getting angry over these 4 days thing? When Xbox gets 1 month early access, we don’t do this childish attitude.

          • RustyFrags

            Nobody is getting mad. The childish attitude only comes from those freaking out about four days.

            • Just saying

              You took my comment and turned it into a fanboy who’s happy about the 4 days exclusivity! I don’t how you did that but ok. I won’t write this again so check my reply above to Dan, I cleared up what I meant.

      • Playmaker

        Straight out the Sony Marketing play book. For free also? Youre the best!

        • Just saying

          Are you saying that I work for Sony’s marketing team and for free? I suggest you read my comment again and find out what I mean.

          • Playmaker

            I’m suggesting you’re so one-sided that people should just ignore your bait.

            I would have hoped you at least worked for them though. Maybe you should.

            • Just saying

              And why is that? Did I hurt your Xbox a little in my comment or something that ppl have to ignore me? You didn’t even bother to understand what I meant or read my explanation below it. That last sentence in my comment did make someone angry, I think.

    • Playmaker

      Game looks blehhh

  • inFamous2-VIC

    Playstation wins again. They said those 2 magic words an Xbox fan would hate to hear or see about destiny and Playstation. Exclusive Access. I can’t wait to see more PS has in store for us, but alas, Greatness Awaits. :D

    • Primey_

      Calm down it’s only 4 days

      • Samson

        Umad

        4 **Glorious** days!

        • Primey_

          Why would I be mad? I don’t have either consoles.

        • RustyFrags

          lol all of your comments only make you embarrass yourself. In the past three days, I’ve disproved/shut down all of your frivolous arguments and comments.

      • GodGamerDerp

        Might be longer than that lol

        • Primey_

          It’s not.

          • Paul Thomas

            There was a retraction on the tweet about the xbox beta so we can’t be sure.

            • Playmaker

              4 seems odd. Like stupid odd. Who would pay for 4 days! Dumb decision on Sony’s part if so. Buys you a weekend. Oh great. I expect it to be increased at E3.

      • John Doe

        Then why are you here ? Retard much ?

        • Primey_

          Oh am I not allowed to read and comment on news about games not coming to a platform I don’t have?

          Now who’s the retard?

    • DanDustEmOff

      As a former Xbox user I would say good for you. I hope you enjoy it. Not moan and winge about $ony and Activi$ion ‘screwing’ over half their fan base.

      • Just saying

        This “$” belongs to Micro$oft not Sony, lol. Now that Activision isn’t making a deal with M$, you hate on them too!!!

        • DanDustEmOff

          Jeez dude lighten up.

          I thought it was clear from my comment that I was taking the piss. I have no problem with MS, Sony or Activision. Don’t get me started on EA tho.

          • Just saying

            If you’ll start with EA, I’ll start with you lol.

        • RustyFrags

          As if Sony isn’t out to take your money either. LOL fanboys defending their favorite corporation.

          • GodGamerDerp

            Microsoft has a long and storied history of predatory monopoly behavior, including prosecution in the supreme court.

            Most corporations are angels in comparison.

          • Just saying

            They do but the value I get back is way more than what your beloved company gives you back.

            • RustyFrags

              Again, personal preference. Some people may prefer what MS gives to Xbox owners, and vice versa.

            • Just saying

              I guess this PS vs Xbox value thing passed the personal preference area into a fact that PS has more value either by paying $400 for the console itself (Xbone took sometime to hit the $400 mark) or PS+ that gives you much more than XBL. The online gaming though is a personal preference because some still prefer XBL with the assumption that PSN is just a purely shitty experience. In the end, it’s your money so you’re totally free to spend it on whatever you want but facts are facts.

        • Playmaker

          Your’re right. Microsoft has a lot of $. Sony doesn’t.

  • Work Hard, Twerk Harder

    I’m not planning on buying the game, but if this beta is available to all PS users or atleast PS+ players, then I’ll definately give that a go and then decide whether or not to buy it.

    • http://Www.pselectronicsrepair.com/ Lrishjake

      I thought it was a free to play game?

      • Work Hard, Twerk Harder

        I actually had to check there lol.. The answer anyway is no as you can preorder it in GAME for like £43.

      • NinoBr0wn

        I guess you haven’t followed This game at all?

      • MrMultiPlatform

        Nope it’s $60.

  • dieger

    http://vimeo.com/97588130

    some leaked gameplay if you want it

    • Hot-Wire

      I want it

    • Playmaker

      Looks a little slow. I don’t like the hud at all. The fonts … etc.

      • dieger

        well it is pre beta

        • Playmaker

          True. I feel for a post-apocalypt scenario everything looks a little to sleek? What do I know though.

      • Baineblade

        Sorry for the really really late reply to this, but trust me when I say this. The gameplay footage just does not do the game justice. The moment I had my hands on the alpha weekender, I didn’t put it down until about 3 A.M. the next morning. That was 7 hours of playing through the content, and I hadn’t even explored everything that was given in just that little alpha. The game itself is phenomenal!

  • Mike

    Bout time PS4 people get something!

    • KiLLaMaNiLLa

      I agree the PS+ has been kinda crappy lately giving us remakes instead of games that are worth it. Don’t get me wrong i’ll take it just wish they would release better games for PS+.

      • Just saying

        You know that there’re barely any games on PS4 as of now. We can’t ask for “better” games this year or even the next. PS3, in the other hand, has some really good collection of PS+ instant collection games.

        • Ballistic Shield LMFAO

          I do not know why people say there is no games on PS4. There is double if not triple the amount then XB1. I have yet to be bored of PS4 since launch. Guess some people are way to picky.

      • MrMultiPlatform

        The beta is for only those who pre-ordered.

  • KiLLaMaNiLLa

    This game is gonna be amazing plain and simple. 4 Days or not ill take it so glad i own both systems and a PC so i never have to go without so pumped.

  • Suicidal1

    I would rather have exclusive content once the game releases, this is just Activision’s attempt at making nice to PS players since games like CoD have timed XBOX exclusivity.

    • Just saying

      Exclusive content is unfair to whoever gamer that buy the game. Why should we both pay $60 and you get something more than me? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a PS4 user but I hate exclusivity.

      • DanDustEmOff

        The world is unfair. Exclusive game content isn’t one of the worlds biggest injustices.

        • ROCKMONEY

          To gamers it is.

          • DanDustEmOff

            Even within gaming there are bigger issuses.

      • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

        It pisses me off too, then they try to come off as impartial when clearly that’s not the case. I normally tend to wait those games are on the Pre Owned section at GameStop to then buy em, but its a beta, who cares? As long as they don’t cut content like Ubisoft loves to do, it’ll be Bungie getting my money and not GameStop.

  • http://Www.pselectronicsrepair.com/ Lrishjake

    Why not a nice week? 4 days seems odd.

    • DanDustEmOff

      4 days is a long time when it comes to console betas.

    • GodGamerDerp

      They revoked the tweet about the Xbox beta. It might have been a mistake.

      • Playmaker

        Youre back!

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      4 days is a long time in a relative sense. You must not have played payday where 300 seconds takes forever lol

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  • NinoBr0wn

    LOL 4 whole days! Couldn’t even spring for a week.

  • Playmaker

    From this footage only I’m not feeling the hype. I don’t like the HUD. Anything about. The movement looks slow.
    This guy is also terrible at playing.

  • tanile

    I am kind of disgusted at the gaming community’s attitude toward Destiny. I think the game looks phenomenal; however, every news article, video, and screenshot that is posted for this game is followed by extreme negativity. I was on Neogaf earlier today and there was some leaked alpha gameplay of Destiny. Almost every single comment was that the game looked boring or that the game looked like borderlands 3. I will agree that the game has features similar to both Halo and Borderlands; however, I think that is a good thing as both of those games are amazing. Destiny is like the Star Wars game I have always wanted except for the fact that it take place in our solar system. I want to explore beautifully constructed planets and fight the dark presence that threatens our galaxy!!! Plus people are saying that Peter Dinklage sounds boring. He is suppose to sound monotone because he is a computer AI. He isn’t supposed to have emotions (as far as I can tell). I am excited for the game and really hope it turns out well! It cost a lot to make ($500 million), so I would hate for it to turn out poorly.

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