Destiny beta available first to PS4 and PS3 players

The beta for Destiny will be available first to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners, Bungie has confirmed.

The announcement was made during an All Access PlayStation 4 launch event on Spike TV, where it also showed the new trailer available to watch below.

As previously detailed, access codes for the beta are being sent to customers that pre-order the game at "participating retailers worldwide". In the US, these retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart. In UK, the list includes Amazon, Smyths, Tesco and Blockbuster.

"The required 9-digit entry code will be printed on their receipt, on a flyer distributed at time of purchase or sent via email through their respective retail rewards program," Bungie previously said, before warning "Destiny beta redemption codes are only available while supplies last."

Bungie has said it's treating the Destiny beta like a full product launch in many ways. According to community manager Eric Osborne, it will include more than just a few maps to play on.

"We can't just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around. We'd only be gathering data on one facet of the overall experience--one that is arguably the least resource intensive and most well understood by our team. Destiny demands more.

"Our ambition is to build big, rich destinations that players can visit over and over again, to fill them up with great story and moments that they can share with their friends, and to deliver face melting action that leads to treasure, challenge, and discovery. We want to pour all of that secret sauce into the Destiny beta. It's a massive undertaking, but one that we believe will pay huge dividends for us, and for our players."

The Destiny beta is expected to begin in "early 2014".

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