A beta test gives the developer a chance to see how the game has progressed, and what still needs to be fixed.
In the case of Destiny , we're hoping players didn't locate too many serious issues, because Bungie would only have until late-August to fix 'em. Either way, the designers are immensely pleased with the results of the beta.
As the beta closed its doors, Bungie posted the following message on Facebook :
"The Destiny Beta was a tremendous success from where we sat overlooking the Tower. If you played, Bungie thanks you from the bottom of our hearts. We learned so much about our game, and how we can make it better.
Your next adventure begins on September 9th when we launch Destiny. Once we do that, we intend to keep it in orbit for a very long time. See you starside."
We don't know how many people actually tried out the beta, but Bungie community manger Eric Osborne wrote on Twitter that he was absolutely "gobsmacked by the numbers." Well, sure…open up a beta to everyone and that's what's gonna happen.
And according to our recent poll results , the vast majority of individuals out there really loved that beta. Bring on September 9!
Related Game(s): Destiny