Destiny’s beta will run for eight days on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and four days on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, publisher Activision announced today.
Sony confirmed during its E3 2014 press briefing that the beta would begin July 17 on PS3 and PS4, and Microsoft announced later that month that the beta would arrive later in July on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Activision gave specific details today: While the beta will begin at different times, it will end on all platforms at 2:59 a.m. ET on Monday, July 28, so 7:59am on the same day in the UK.
PS3 and PS4 owners with beta access will be able to start playing at 6PM UK time on July 17, and they’ll be able to keep going until the end of the beta period, except for a two-day maintenance window — Destiny developer Bungie will take the beta offline from July 21-22. The studio will open the beta up again on July 23, when it will go live at 6PM UK time on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and continue on PS3 and PS4.
Bungie released a new trailer today specifically for Destiny’s beta; you can watch bellow.
The studio also announced two special editions for the game, along with an Expansion Pass, which includes two post-release expansions for an additional $34.99.
The $149.99 Destiny Ghost Edition (as seen above) and the $99.99 Destiny Limited Edition will both include the following:
•Limited edition SteelBook case and game disc
•Arms & Armament Field Guide
•Postcards from the Golden Age
•Antique Star Chart
•Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack
•Unique Ghost Casing
•Exclusive Player Emblem
•Exclusive Player Ship Variant
•The $34.99 Destiny Expansion Pass, which expands the Destiny adventure post-launch with Expansion 1: The Dark Below and Expansion 2: House of Wolves (which will cost $19.99 individually)
•PlayStation platforms will also include additional exclusive content for Expansion 1 and 2 and will remain exclusive until at least fall of 2015
The Ghost Edition will also include a Ghost replica with motion-activated lights and Peter Dinklage’s voice, a letter of introduction and Golden Age Relics like a photo, sticker and more.
Those who pre-order the game digitally will receive the Destiny Expansion Pack and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack.
Destiny is set for a Sept. 9, 2014 release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.