PS4 players can get in on Destiny’s FPS action a little earlier than other platforms with a timed exclusive on the Alpha for the game, starting this week.
Destiny from Bungie and EA is one of the new crop of ‘connected’ story experience games. A title that offers a clear campaign, but that a number of co-op partners can drop into and out of at any time. I had to actually write that out, because for along time I had relatively foggy impressions of the game and wasn’t really sure if it was multiplayer-only or not. So with a pretty clear picture of what type of game it is, Destiny is looking like it might have a chance to reinvigorate the genre once again; much like developer Bungie did with Halo.
Unlike what’s come before though, Destiny will have an alpha, that’s right ‘alpha’ not a beta, on the PSN. The Destiny First Look Alpha will start up exclusively on the PS4 this Thursday, June the 12th at 12 noon pacific time. You can’t just hop on and download though, as you’ll need to register for the alpha by clicking here and waiting for the go-ahead. After you’ve started the download, I recommend you cram in as much play time as you can too, as the alpha is set to run for only a few days, expiring on Sunday the 15th at 11:59pm pacific time.
Additionally, Sony is going all-in with the game and will be producing a bundle pack including a “custom glacier-white PS4”, a copy of the game, and a 30-day pass for the PSn so you can indulge in the multiplayer aspects of Destiny. That pack will be on the shelves right along with the solo game (for all platforms) on September 9th.
As for Destiny’s beta, that’ll be a little more wide-arcing and will land on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on July 11th.