PlayStation and Xbox's Preload midnight launch of Destiny did not go over as smoothly as it could have, starting the home console's answer to retailers midnight launches on the wrong foot.
wasn't that a temporary issue that got resolved in like 5 mins? I know i got told the same for the EU version that it was midnight GMT, that came along, game didn't "unlock" so i got onto support and they said it should start shortly... which it did at around 12:30.... the download speeds though were freaking awful though ha so damn slow
It's not so much reporting problems (though I did have a problem myself). This is about the digital preload being locked while players that received their physical copy a day early were already online playing. They should have unlocked the digital version early if they were allowing access to retail users, but I doubt Sony or Microsoft are able to make that decision on Activision's behalf and together they were never going to be able to react to the situation within the timeframe that it was relevant. Edit: Actually I see it is talking more about timezone differences in the U S. And it's only talking about up to 3 hours.
The servers were scheduled to go live at midnight in every region the game was releasing. Anyone who got their retail copy of the game early shouldn't have been able to play it, and even if they could it is NOT I repeat, it is NOT Sony, Microsoft or Bungies decision to break the street date. Individual retailers do that from time to time and it is something only they control.
Well sure, the street date was always likely to get broken (as it always does), but it isn't the retailer that allows those players to connect and play. Bungie/Activision are the ones controlling access to the game servers, and Microsoft/Sony would technically be able to restrict it too. It isn't a big deal, just a bit of a jab in the face for digital distribution and pre-loading.
I had no problems what so ever.
Worked perfectly fine for me, unlocked at midnight and no online issues.
What time zone do you live in? Did you buy it digitally or retail? You don't provide enough context to refute any claims or opinions in this article
Guy105, I like you, you have a reasonable attitude and have clearly read the piece! Thanks for doing that!
Same for me. Bought it digital. East Coast United States.
Destiny is awesome so far, no problems getting on , nor were there any problems on Psn. Erm, overhyped?
stayed up til 4am...
I bought ditigal edition off psn, it preloaded on Friday night and when I got up at 3:30 this morning I got on with no issues whatsoever
People are having problems. Not everyone has had a smooth launch. But at least it has been better than Diablo 3
This is what you would call making a mountain out of a mole hill. Besides, in a game that relies on having other players to interact with, why would you want to race to be the first person there? Seems like you'd be better served holding off a week or two to get the best experience.
I checked before going to bed, and my PS4 digital "Guardian Edition" wasn't set to unlock until 12:04am (PDT) according to the timer. I found it odd that it was a few minutes after midnight, but figured they might have staggered activations to prevent a sudden flood once midnight hit. In any case, when I got up at 5am this morning (now you know why I didn't stay up late to play!), I launched the game just fine...unfortunately, I had to get ready and go to work instead of playing, but the game will be waiting for me when I get off tonight!
My copy of Destiny has arrived by courier, all shiny and new... like a virgin! Tonight I'll be arsing around with it, I just hope it's not sh1t :\
It is fun, if you like FPS games you'll like Destiny :)
I love shooters and driving games to be fair, so can't wait to hammer it, that and Forza Horizon 2 and drive club (it better be more than just awesome graphics). It's like when I'm watching telly, it's either the History channel or Animal Planet. I know everything about sharks and Nazi's. Did you know a shark can sense a drop of blood from over 100 miles away?... A shark would have found Anne Frank is seconds!!
I pre-ordered thru PSN. It downloaded last Friday and I live on the East Coast . So I had to wait until 3am. Wich I knew ahead of time . So at 3am it unlocked with no problem... I did not mind the 3 hour wait ... I played Diabllo to past the time.
How do trash articles like this get approved? Destiny's launch was perhaps the smoothest launch of any online multilayer game in recent times. With barely any issues and any that did come up were fixed immediately. But of course, despite that there HAS to be SOME moron who writes a blog post with a sensational headline like this.
Troll much? At least read the piece before spewing hatred.
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