Bungie has announced that Destiny will have a public beta close to its release in the spring of 2014.
In order to claim a spot in the beta you have to pre-order the game from the official website. No information is available on whether other retails or digital distribution services will give out beta entry for pre-orders, so ordering from the Destiny website is currently the only option for those who wish to easily gain access to Destiny's public beta early next year.
The public beta will be available on all four major platforms when it launches next spring (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360). Destiny is expected to launch in the spring as well, which will be right on the beta's tail; make sure to take a look at the official Destiny cover art as well.
Destiny is an online role playing shooter developed by the studio that brought you Halo. It is being published by Activision and will be available for the PlayStation 3 and 4 next spring.
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