[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bungie confirmed the Destiny beta. It will be available in early 2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game at participating retailers. A new gameplay trailer is available below.
The beta will include a “diverse sampling of major activities” from the full game, though these were not specified. To gain entry into the Destiny beta, players can visit Bungie.net and follow the instructions. Those who preordered before today are automatically entered into the beta and will receive their code via email.
For more on the Destiny beta, check out GameSpot’s interview with Bungie community manager Eric Osborne.
The original story is below.
Bungie will hold a beta for upcoming shared-world shooter Destiny in early 2014 on all announced platforms, according to an Amazon product page spotted today by NeoGAF.
The beta will be offered on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game while supplies last, according to the product page.
No mention was made concerning when the Destiny beta will officially begin. All existing preorders through Amazon will be given beta keys.
Neither Bungie nor Activision has officially announced a beta for Destiny. Bungie is no stranger to betas, as the developer has offered betas for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach .
Destiny–which requires an Internet connection–launches in 2014. It is Bungie’s first post-Halo project and the first game as part of the company’sten-year exclusive publishing deal with Activision .
Yesterday, Bungie teased preorder bonuses for Destiny and said a new gameplay trailer will be released sometime today, October 1.