Destiny, the online multiplayer action role-playing first-person shooter developed by Bungie (the same studio that developed Halo 1, 2 and 3) and published by Activation and Sony computer entertainment has decided to break some hearts for the next two days. The beta which was supposed to run for eight and a half days on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles will be offline for today and tomorrow.
The heartbreaking news’ origin was a tweet stated by a Bungie developer early this morning. Sony has confirmed during its E3 2014 press briefing that the Destiny beta would commence on July 17 on PS3 and PS4, and will end on all platforms at 2:59 a.m. ET on Monday, July 28.
The good news for console gamers is that the beta will resume on Wednesday, during the period the version is also launched on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.
According to the details of the tweet, the beta will be down from July 21 to July 22 on account of maintenance procedures taking place as the studio is getting geared up for releasing the beta on the remaining two platforms. Bungie will bring the Destiny beta back to PS3 and PS4 at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 23, and will simultaneously launch it on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
After the beta resumes, players will be able to play without further disappointments. Another treat waiting for console gamers is a special event by the name of ‘the Beta Rally’, which will begin at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 26. During this event, all players present at the time the event goes live will receive an exclusive emblem from the beta that they can bring with them into the retail game.
Even though Destiny is against compatibility across cross-platform play, Bungie had confirmed last week that players will be able to maintain their characters across PS3 and PS4 as well as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. The official title is scheduled to be released on the 9th of September.