Submitted by Abriael 489d ago | rumor

Destiny: PS4/PS3 Users Get Only Four Days of Beta Early Access Before Xbox

PlayStation users were promised early access to Destiny‘s beta, but until now the length of that period was unknown. Today, a pop-up ad started appearing unveiling that detail. (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Nes_Daze  +   490d ago
Can't wait for this game!
ramiuk1  +   489d ago
i still havent had my amazon beta invite(uk)
sGIBMBR  +   489d ago
jessupj  +   489d ago
I personally would like it if all this timed exclusive content for 3rd party games would stop.

Exclusive games I have no problem with, but when a company takes money in exchange for lessening the experience for a large portion of their customer base, I just think it's very disrespectful and in bad taste.
MrSwankSinatra  +   490d ago
If that's the case then why even make a deal like that. Four days isn't jack.
FamilyGuy  +   489d ago
Who cares really, not like I or anyone else was bragging about "early beta access". It's a friggin beta of a multiplatform game. Who cares?

4 days, 4 weeks, the release date of the actual game will be simultaneous regardless.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   489d ago
^ Yup, it's a beta, why does anyone even care? Either way can't wait to try it out.
theRell  +   489d ago
You would be surprised at how many brag about what shouldn't be bragged about. Kind of sad really.
Shadonic  +   489d ago
Only reason why i would like more days is because it would mean that the beta would be just a bit closer.
MRMagoo123  +   489d ago
I didnt even know we got the beta early lol 4 days is still a bot of extra time considering the length of console betas.
demonddel  +   489d ago
Bruh yall lil dudes need to stop this foolishness I mean what you just said is straight crazy
inveni0  +   489d ago
I'm trying to figure out if what you said qualifies as "bad language". :)
liquidhalos  +   489d ago
Who talks like that? I actually feel embarrassed for you having read that.
D3ATH_DRIV3R_777  +   489d ago
demonddel  +   489d ago
Inveni0&liquidhalo and to whoever yall Lil dudes must be some Lil...... Oh I forgot I can't talk like that on here
inveni0  +   489d ago
You can talk however you'd like, but no one understands you. Didn't you see, I put a smiley face and everything. That's universal language for, "I'm going to say something insulting, but this colon and closed parenthesis means you can't be offended."
thekhurg  +   489d ago
Probably wasn't a large deal for Sony. Could have been just a marketing agreement for both products, which benefits them both and doesn't cost either company anything significant.
Mr Pumblechook  +   489d ago
Considering how heavily Activision and Sony have been promoting the exclusive beta than 4 days is very insubstantial and hardly worth advertising as a benefit to PlayStation because Xbox owners are hardly missing out. By the time the gaming media are reporting on the game it will be available on Xbox too. Sony doesn't have the money to pay for timed exclusives the way Microsoft can.

If the PlayStation exclusive beta really is for just 4 days then really it is a bit of a joke. It reflects badly on Sony, and badly on Activision who won't agree anything unless they are paid. I would expect at least a two week window.
Timcurrey  +   489d ago
Its not just about the beta. I dunno about other countries but in australia ALL comercials for destiny say coming soon on PS4 also coming to ps3. There is no mention of xbox one or 360. Despite being multiplat id bet it sells better on ps4 than xbox one
devwan  +   489d ago
@pumblechook The beta is just something to go along with the marketing deal between Activision and PlayStation. That involves ps3/4 branded advertising and exclusive content on Sony's platform. The beta early access is part of the deal.

Also, if the beta is only a week long or over a few weekends like other betas have been, 4 extra days might not be as insignificant as it could seem at first. It's all relative.
Dirtnapstor  +   489d ago
Yup, and what edge does that give me!?! Same goes for every other game out there that gets DLC early, specifically platforms. What's the point? While I appreciate the "early access", there is no cross-platform competition....
Destiny looks incredible! I just hope the game is as engrossing as we've been led to believe, and not "pieces" of locations thrown together to make a "complete" universe.
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Gamingcapacity  +   489d ago
Not sure why people are pissed. Do they want it earlier or think that the Xbox fans should have their beta later? If you think that the Xbox fans should get theirs later then why? It has no affect on you. You STILL get the beta and that should be all that your worried about, not getting 1 up on the competition!
Back-to-Back  +   489d ago
"If that's the case then why even make a deal like that."

Because the first real game footage people will see will be the ps4 version. Sounds like a smart business plan to me.
Gamingcapacity  +   488d ago
Good point. Bungie has always been linked with Microsoft. Sony is maybe trying to break that solid link. Similar to what Microsoft did with GTA IV.
Crossbones  +   490d ago
Four Days. Should have been a week or 2 weeks.
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LAWSON72  +   489d ago
Betas only last like 2 weeks on on consoles.
DigitalRaptor  +   489d ago
They can't leave the Xbox versions hanging with no quality control just cause Sony made a deal with them. I agree it should've been longer but don't they also have exclusive DLC?
98xpresent  +   489d ago
No exclusive content , it's like the cod deal with xbox
ginsunuva  +   489d ago
Quality control?
Wtf does a beta have to do with quality control?

Everyone knows betas are just free advertising demos now.
THC CELL  +   489d ago
Might be a typo
Abriael  +   489d ago
Bit extensive for a typo. Takes being really scatterbrained to write "four" instead of something else.

Could have thought about a typo if it was "4" but writte like it is is hard to believe.

Of course a miscommunication between Activision and the ad carrier is always possible, but it definitely wouldn't be a typo.
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SonyNGP  +   489d ago
Denial much? I really don't see why it should matter :/
Studio-YaMi  +   489d ago
Take a chill pill,he thinks it might be a typo,so what? why so angry? lol
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Unreal01  +   489d ago
I think people need to accept that Sony just don't strike deals using their cheque book like Microsoft do. Something like this people shouldn't really care about, has it gotten this bad that we're caring about a beta for a game?
MrSwankSinatra  +   489d ago
It's not the fact that i care because honestly i really don't. I just find it very confusing as to why sony would make a deal to have a beta exclusively for just "4 days" in the first place, whats really the point? Save whatever money you were gonna pay and just let it release on all platforms simultaneously. Personally i find it unnecessary, but to each their own i guess.
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LAWSON72  +   489d ago
I don't think it is too far fetched didn't they have a one week early access for BF3 lol.

I personally am glad it is small periods of time, it is better than the crap MS pulls in comparison and this coming from some with the Xbone.
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Infinite_Legion  +   489d ago
More than likely so they could just say "beta coming first to PlayStation" even tho that amount of time is pretty underwhelming :/
Abriael  +   489d ago
It is a bit bad, but this isn't an isolate cases. People are crazy for betas, on any platform. As a MMO guy, I know a TON of people actively paying for beta access (with collector's edition and such), and unashamed to tell that they are indeed getting them and paying more just because they want into the beta earlier.

The fun part is that then they complain because the beta is unstable/buggy and not a finished product.

Mind you, publishers are definitely at fault here too, as they're the ones using betas as promotional tools. If you publicize something, people are gonna want it.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   489d ago
That's kinda the point with betas. You're suppose to play it and complain about the technical faults, so devs know what they need to fix.

Monetizing on it is a whole other issue I disagree with heavily.
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SuicideKing  +   489d ago
Yes Activision are just doing this because they like Sony more. I'm sure no money was involved for the timed DLC...
DanielGearSolid  +   489d ago
Lmao... That's embarrassingly short

Im hoping that was just a throw in, for the whole advertising deal
WooHooAlex  +   489d ago
Ya, if Sony payed for this, they might wanna consider asking for the money back.
Kayant  +   489d ago
Could be if not then woooow. Now i do how long dlc will be. With watch dogs it is 6 months right?
DanielGearSolid  +   489d ago
I don't think so

They usually pay for extra content on Playstation. Not to block content on other platforms.

Basically if they didn't pay for the extra content, it wouldnt exist anywhere.

In contrast, if MS didn't pay for dlc earlier than other platforms, it would still exist.

If that makes sense
BattleReach  +   489d ago
Activision s#cks balls with their timed exclusive deals (COD, Destiny)
torchic  +   489d ago
it must end! all timed exclusives need to end!
AceBlazer13  +   489d ago
Woohoo 4 whole days? Omg the console war is over. XD 4 days ain't jack but meh it's something
WooHooAlex  +   489d ago
This changes everything
Clown_Syndr0me  +   489d ago
Amazon still haven't sent my code, I ordered last year!
SuperYakuzaFan  +   489d ago
96 Hours is more than enough time to spend time with the game
mynameisq  +   489d ago
Yeah because everyone will spend literally every second and minute on the beta for four continuous days(!) It doesn't bother me much but it is a short amount of time (if you factor in sleep and other activities which you didn't) so apologies if you were being sarcastic about 96 hours being enough time but I don't think you were
talocaca  +   489d ago
This is just silly....I'm a PlayStation owner...but still...

We have the best version anyway :p
Chxii  +   489d ago
Anyone remember BF4 Beta
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   489d ago
It's out of beta?
TheGreatGamer  +   489d ago
I see what you did there lol
millerj2740  +   489d ago
Four days exclusivity is pretty pitiful in and of itself, but it could honestly be four weeks and it still wouldn't matter. And this goes for any game with timed exclusive content. The only way I could actually see it matter is if Sony and MS fans were allowed to play online together, but of course that'll never happen.

Part of the blame for this sort of thing has to be placed on us though. Franchise exclusives (Uncharted, Halo, GoW, and Gears) are good for the industry, but exclusive content for multiplats is ridiculous, and even more so when it's timed. The fact that it's so common now just proves it's worth the money MS and Sony spend on these deals.
RiPPn  +   489d ago
Four whole days?!? Wow I hope Sony didn't pay much for that nonsense.
No_Limit  +   489d ago
Good...I pre-ordered the XB1 version and I can't wait to try the beta as soon as possible for myself. No offense but I don't like timed exclusive DLC, betas, extra characters given preference to any systems. I feel all gamers should have a chance to experience the same regardless of what console they have.
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jay2  +   489d ago
Serously grrrtt
Nodoze  +   489d ago
Timed 3rd party exclusive deals need to end! I don't care what platform you game on, it hurts the hobby. Restricting access to content and titles will destroy gaming.

Crapcom, I know you are hurting financially. Why not fire the moron that limited Dead Rising to xBone? Same thing with Titanfall. Both look great, but neither I can play due to shady backroom dealings.

As a developer if you are taking this money, you are limiting your audience. You are destroying the hobby.
Immorals  +   489d ago
I agree about timed DLC etc.. Complete rubbish!

But titanfall is Microsoft platform exclusive because Microsoft part funded them to help get the game finished, same with dr3.
mezati99  +   489d ago
Welp, That Sucks
bamillington  +   489d ago
Im just not that convinced about this game but I remain open minded
patsrule316  +   489d ago
I guess I am the only one that kind of expected this, and thinks it is about right. Think about it....the Beta is in July, and the game comes out in early September. How long is the beta for the game going to be? I figure about 2-3 weeks, tops. An extra 4 days in a 2-3 week period is a significant chunk. It makes sense to me.
TRD4L1fe  +   489d ago
hey! stop making sense you. there's no place for that here
Jaqen_Hghar  +   489d ago
Let's all make a big effing deal about it just like some do with COD early DLC lol
TRD4L1fe  +   489d ago
just hurry with that beta. my XB1 needs this inside her
LAWSON72  +   489d ago
I don't understand why people are saying that is extremely short, we would be lucky to get 2 weeks of the beta if that is the case PS4 gamers get like a week more.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   489d ago
Why would Sony even waste money on something like that tho ? I hope this gen they don't waste money on pointless exclusive stuff like this all the time, like MS did last gen. I could see if the Beta was early for like a a few weeks. But 4 days ? That's just a waste of money. With Sony's plethora of 1st party studios they don't need to do junk like this.

PS- All this is just my opinion and just what I think on the situation, so before all y'all hit the disagree button just remember its just what I think. If you feel different about this that's cool. I'm not dissing Sony.I just think that's a waste of money.
DraconicPanda  +   489d ago
I wish more people would focus on trying to find bugs in betas and not just treat it as a chance to play the game early.
LAWSON72  +   489d ago
The public on consoles never get that kind of opportunity, they get used to test servers and on occasional help with balancing the game. This beta is being used for marketing and even a demo, why else would Sony pay for early access
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KNWS  +   489d ago
4 days? The way Sony was advertising Destiny i was expecting a month before x box even two. What is the point of getting it four days earlier?
Bundi  +   489d ago
That pennyhatting.
mokkeyrg2  +   489d ago
good cant let the xbox fans wait too long...
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