Bungie and Activation have confirmed today that the Destiny Beta has seen millions of players over the games beta event. Making it the biggest beta event in the current console generation. The Destiny beta included a sampling of what you can do within the full game.
“This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response. But the beta is just a taste of what’s to come. We’re counting down the days to our launch day, September 9th.”
The Destiny Beta first started on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on July 17th and came to an end on Sunday evening. The beta ended with 4,638,937 unique players.
“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta,” said Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie. “We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Able to wield incredible power, gamers must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age.
If you want more information about Destiny you can over at the official Destiny website.