In an interview with Gamespot, the Community Manager of Bungie, Eric Osborne has shed light on Destiny’s recently announced Beta.
What’s of greater importance is that the developer is treating the beta version as a full product launch instead of a half done test run.
Unlike most of the beta versions, the mythic sci-fi action RPG will get a beta version that is nearly as good as a full product release just that “We (Bungie) would 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.”
“The Destiny beta, in many ways, is being treated like a full product launch. We can’t just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around” said Osborne while referring to the previous beta versions of Halo 3 and Halo Reach.
The beta version was announced to be released with preorders next year. Bungie has also revealed that it will be available on all the platforms that Destiny is supposed to be released to i.e. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
You can preorder the game from any of the major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart and use the code to get your beta version when it comes.
Bungie is certainly looking for a major chunk of the audience through the beta version just as it is evidenced by their emphasis on it:
“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.”
Since Osborne says that they “want to pour all of that secret sauce into the Destiny beta” I am sure he is right in stating that “It’s a massive undertaking, but one that we(Bungie) believe will pay huge dividends for us, and for our players”
Destiny Beta will be out in early 2014 while the full game is set to be released sometime later in the same year. I am expecting something big out of this one, are you?