Destiny Beta, first person shooter game available for free on all the platforms, is in its testing phase. But before we delve into our impression of the beta version, first some controversy that has surfaced regarding the low resolution of the game on Xbox One. Allegedly, the game is not 1080p as it was supposed to be. Developers Bungie have defended the move though.
Revamped, tweaked and contains loads of stuff to do!
Destiny first person shooter with MMO elements bears a striking resemblance to Halo and will massively appeal to all fans out there. The customization of the protagonist at the start of the game is exquisitely done, but it’s not something novel. The much criticized voice acting of Game Thrones star, Peter Dinklage, who voiced AI aid Ghost, has been tweaked. The result is fairly revamped and better sounding ghost. The highlight of the game though has to be all the different types of play squeezed into the beta. If character progression, economy and exploration of the tower (Initial setting of the game) aren’t for you, there’s always the PvP arena called the Crucible where you can raise the K/D ration of your hero.
Destiny Beta (and the final version) is available for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. Suffice to say that the game has given us a tantalizing glimpse of what the final version could be and we simply can’t wait for it! Two thumbs up all the way.
A special event in the Destiny beta will be held today (Saturday, July 19) from 5 to 7 p.m. ET, Bungie announced in its weekly update. The event is called the “Iron Banner” and it includes two additional maps and a new gameplay type.
Iron Banner debuts Mars with the Blind Watch map, and returns Rusted Lands, a fan favorite from the alpha, to service. “Iron Banner is the only way to see these maps in the beta,” said Bungie’s Lars Bakken.
Additionally, Bungie confirmed that one’s Guardian character is playable across both the current generation (PlayStation 4 or Xbox One) and past generation (PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360), within the same system.
Bungie’s David Shaw said this was planned all along. “Our service is built with flexibility in mind,” he said. “As a player of Destiny, you have a Bungie account that’s bound to your PSN ID or your Xbox LIVE Gamertag, instead of a specific generation of device.” That’s only for character availability; cross-platform play of any type isn’t supported.
Destiny’s beta opened on Thursday on PS3 and PS4. It will begin Wednesday on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Both betas will run until July 28. For more, see footage from Polygon’s livestream of the beta on its first day.