Want to know the exact timing as to when Destiny's Servers will go live?
"Sony has restricted press not to post Destiny reviews until Tuesday, 7:01am GMT" *autch*
What are they going to review before that? An empty game with no one to play it with? Have you ever seen a co-op game or PVP game reviewed, where the reviewer was playing with no one? I know I haven't. I can't believe people expect that for this one.
I hate how the gaming industry is getting closer to making it the default to embargo your game from review until it is essentially days after your game is released. Essentially, they don't want you to know what you are buying! There used to be demos and proper reviews. Now it is demos as marketing tool (alpha/betas) and embargoes and so on.
YouAreSalty Just like Titan Fall, Destiny isn't a game that you can simply review days before, the game at its core is an always online persistent social world that's designed around seamless Integration of thousands of players all doing there own thing, story, co-op, social hub or PvP. Having a review on Day one or days before for something that's 100% dependent on a large scale numbers of active players... The media alone wouldn't get an accurate feel for the game, so Thats simply why MOST media outlets are postponing their review of Destiny till after the game has launched by up to a week. Gamespot, Eurogamer, GameInformer and IGN all plan to review the game this way, and it makes much sense, since they'll play the game under the same circumstances as customers. This isn't Halo where a half of the game is offline and the Other half is a small online suit with low player counts that can be tested. This is an MMO like shooter built to be online only that requires hundreds of thousands of people to function, a game this big and persistent would be boring to run through virtually empty... The random systems in places for Public events need more than a few thousdand people playing at any time. The ability to interact and join or invite players with different internect connects to your fire team needs global wild and unscripted interaction, not controlled variables. If you played the beta, you know what the game offers on core gameplay, the final game has tweaks and everything opened not just 50% of Earth, not just 4 maps, not just 2 PvP types... Not just a level cap of 8.
GOOD, will avoid all the sensationalistic bullshit and click baits from "reviewers"(more like bloggers) who think you can do an honest review in less than a week with this kind of game, its all about lvling and get better gear. the only "legit" reviews will be one to two WEEKS after the release date.....and i will be already able to do MY OWN review with MY OWN opinion without sensationalism anyway after all the hours i spent in the alpha and beta and then the real game. man im hyped to start the game on 3:00am(east), monday i will go to sleep early after the job until 2:30am...eat a "breakfast" and do my "morning routine".....then will be in front of my ps4 at 2:59am to play it asap.....then go to work at 6am. you know you are an harcore gamer when you schedule your day around a game launch!
You can definitely give an impression! In game design and mechanics, often times the faulty mechanic will show up early. Same with story telling and so on.
Is this the actual playing start time then?
Midnight in your time zone.
Damn it! Now downloaders are getting to put in 17 hours of play before those who get the hard copy? FOUL!!!
Maybe not, that's when the servers go live, but that doesn't mean our downloaded games will unlock. I can only hope.
They're timed to unlock at the midnight launch, so unfortunately only bungie will be playing D: and the lucky few whose games came in the mail early. amazon shipped my buddies copy already by accident, should show up today. Not exactly sure how that happened though
Digital can't play until midnight PST so if your east coast you have to wait till 3am tuesday. Kinda lame if you ask me, make it midnight EST.
calm down bro The article only states servers will be live. That can be for a number of reasons. My assumption is since this articles is about the embargo on reviews maybe the media will have early access to it. But I'm an all digital fella especially for large multiplayer games like this. I'd hate to have to get up to swap discs every time a friend hops online!
Its only fair.. For every other game, digital buyers needed to wait until 3am est (depending where u live of course) to begin a download when its midnight release local time for physical
Digital copies are unlocking at 3 AM est according to the psn timer
That's only when servers go live for reviewers, not when the download unlocks.
I think the pre-ordered game won´t start until tuesday midnight, which is shit.
where is the confirmation of this?
I saw an article from some Bungie exec that said: "as soon as it is Sept 9 in some part of the world the servers will go live". I´ll see if i can find it.
They did say that.. But.. When ms and Sony decide to unlock the game data is another story.
It was in last weeks weekly update
thanks holy shit, hype to the roof now!!
Review paperwork that came with review copies confirms it.
I've got the Digital Guardian Edition on pre-order. I'm central time (CT) and the game wont unlock until 12am PT, which means that it will be 2am CT before the game is unlocked. Its a bummer but I won't being playing when it unlocks anyway. Have to put in a 12 hour day on Monday to get Tuesday off. By time the game unlocks I'm going to be asleep but I already have my alarm set for 6am Tuesday morning.
Same here, downloaded my digital guardian edition on xb1 yesterday. Tuesday my white PS4 will arrive from amazon as well :-). Thanks to the other post on n4g, I also inputted all of the redeem codes online.
I just redeemed all the Destiny codes I could find. Really cool how the codes can be used multiple times.
Why can no one seem to get confirmation from Sony and Microsoft about when regular people with pre downloaded games can start playing. Trying to talk to them is like pulling teeth. But that's what investigative journalism is. If they can play when the servers go live why won't they come out and say so? If they can't why won't they just come out and say so? Why does it seem like only a few people have asked on twitter? You would think these sites would have asked and reported a response
Im pretty sure pre-downloader will get to start playing 12am Pacific
That's correct^ says right on PSN. Maybe that's why you're the only one asking Gh05t :P
The pre load was also suppose to happen on the 7th. Two days before launch. But it downloaded on the 5th, two days before the rumors of the servers opening up at 10 am on the east coast. The possibility of being able to play 14 hours early is a strong possibility. Hopefully Sony and MS let this happen for those with an early copy and those who went digital. This is like the Day Zero Access for CoD: AW. it's a good incentive for people to buy digital.
Right but with this information of servers going up on the 8th... hence the question. @ScottyHoss maybe you didn't understand this WHOLE ARTICLE and the possibility that predownload would start EARLY. JFC! "Destiny's Servers will go live on September 8 (a day before game's official launch) at 12 noon GMT /7AM EDT/4AM PDT." that would be BEFORE 12am on Spt. 9th. a little confirmation from Sony and Microsoft is what I am talking about.
i already have it since 2 days on cd ps4 but i cant start da shit give me the stinkybug all the time lol
Gotta fire it up at 6 a.m. and wait for it to patch...good thing I got errands to run until about 8 a.m.
Sat here with two copies, one each for my son and I. I was gutted when we fired them up this morning only to be told the servers were unavailable :(
To bad they already announced digital buyers worldwide on either platform will be waiting until 12am PST... People that got a disc early might be able to play. But I doubt Bungie will be letting 1,000's flood the server Monday afternoon when they know how many they gave review copies. They clearly stated in the Last weekly update that "Retailers will break street date, Our Servers won't" So I believe everybody will be waiting just like the rest without the game until 12am in there respective timezone. This is Bungie not some COD studio that allows people to play weeks in advance.
long ago in far n distant futre sat an man standing waiting for the arrival of yesterday he had cat whos name was dog and his dog named cat. Here dog dog dog cat came,Here cat cat cat the dog came.Man had no purpose in life was confused fellow,All he knew was he must seek out his destiny in life... He consulted nasa space bank,To talk to man in charge of tree of moonlightment.. Nasa replied hes busy man,He always bungie jumping so u must meet him on planet xeranthos at 12am sept 9th.. In mean time he found man he said,I must know my destiny in life..He said here play this game itll give u where your true moonlightment, Will shed many solar years off your oldth years youll be young again... One catch in order to achieve this,You must pass this challenge.Once u enter pvp mode you must say everyone playing my creation,How do u wanna forsee your own destiny do u wanna be tea bagged brutally gang tea bagged ,Or do u wanna die. Man accepts challenge game launches 2 days later he asks question non stop on servers,One person says i dont want die,I"ll just be tea bagged instead.Moral of story death by tea bagging nohows,Guy should been teabagged he woulds of respawned lol omg i had nothing better to do my destiny parody
Xbox live will run without a problem but psn is another story.I believe psn had a problem with minecraft last week
I just thought about something. I ordered the digital copy but I don't think they will let digital copy play before physical copy until the specific time they say they will, regardless of what Bungie is doing. I say this for this reason. Sony and MS are running a business and will not screw over the people that have to wait to get their physical copy a full day later. It's just bad business. We can only hope though.
I'm on the east coast and preordered digital. I'm not staying up till 3am but I will get up early Tue morning :)
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