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Destiny Beta Coming in July

| 7 May 2014 08:37
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You won't have to wait too long to try out Bungie's Destiny.

Bungie fans won't have to wait too much longer to give Destiny, its latest sci-fi shooter, a whirl. According to Activision Blizzard's most recent financial report, the Beta for the game will launch as early as July. The Beta will launch of PlayStation 3 and 4 first, and come to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One at a later date.

The July window for the Destiny beta was announced during Activision Blizzard's quarterly financial call, which stated that the beta was initially slated to launch in spring 2014, but was pushed back to this summer.

During the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that the publisher intends to spend $500 million in developing and marketing the game. "Bungie's very ambitious plan is designed to unfold over a 10-year period...The depth of creative content, scope and scale is unprecedented and is required to bring Bungie's vision to life," said an Activision spokesperson at the time.

Based on the budget, it's estimated that Activision has to sell about 15-16 million units just to break even (at $60 per game).

Destiny will be out this September 9 for the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: Polygon

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