Bungie was founded in 1991 and right from the gate it delivered Halo. This single game that changed a genre and helped put Xbox on the map. Bungie always combines latest technology with uncompromising art, captivating storytelling, and deep gameplay. Over the past twenty years, Bungie created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo Franchise, the Marathon Trilogy, and the first two Myth games. Now the  employee-owned independent outfit is preparing to unleash their newest creation, Destiny.

“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates. We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September.” ~Harold Ryayoun, Bungie’s president

In Destiny you play as Guardians of the last city on Earth. You explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. You have incredible power that will help gamers battle humanity’s enemies. Your goal is to reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. Destiny unfolds through great storytelling and grand adventures. Bungie has always done a great job of  immersing players in a universe. They are the same folks that created the story rich and action packed Halo but this time think more Action-RPG like Mass Effect. The anticipation for this game is as high as a Gran Theft Auto game. Bungie has finally confirmed the date for the Destiny Beta. The Destiny Beta will give gamers a small taste of the full game. If pre-order Destiny at a retailer, I got good news for you. You are guaranteed access into the Beta.

“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates”

The things to keep in mind about the Destiny Beta:

  • Sony folks get 1st dibs. Owners of the PlayStation 3 and PS4 can start playing the beta on July 17th at 10am west coast and 1pm on the east. Sony folks need to have a PlayStation Plus account to play this beta.
  • Microsoft folks get it a few days later. Owners of Xbox One and Xbox 360 can start playing the beta on July 23rd at 10am west coast and 1pm on the east. Just like the Sony folks, you will need a paid online account to join in the fun. You will need a Xbox Live Gold account to play this beta.
  • The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21. It will back online on the 23rd and open pre-order participants across all platforms until July 27th.


By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |