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Bungie wants a million people playing the Destiny beta

Saturday, 2nd November 2013 18:54 GMT By Phil Owen

Bungie has seen what has happened with the launches of every high profile online game in the last couple years, and they want to avoid having the launch of Destiny be a major fiasco. So they’re having a beta in the first half of next year, and they want a million people “crashing against it.”

“From our perspective as a developer, it’s hard to fault GTA Online for caving under something like 10 million players trying to hit servers at the same time,” Bungie’s Eric Osborne told IGN. “We need people to play story, multiplayer and co-op. We need them to go and create characters so we can understand those systems and what they mean for us. We need lots of people to hit the servers at the same time, see how they use guns and play the early stuff, what the competitive multiplayer looks like with many different levels. Working on Destiny every day doesn’t compare with a million gamers crashing against it.

“We’ll forge it in fire and hopefully that’ll make it a better experience day one for everybody.”

The beta, though, is only open to folks who pre-order the game, which is counterintuitive.

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  1. noamlol2

    it’s an MMO so expect: bugs, microtransactions,glitches,slow downs
    and more…

    #1 9 months ago
  2. polygem

    i’m in. registered my code on bungie.net. the reach beta was superfun. it was among of the most fun times i had with the current gen…those reach beta weeks. played it 247 =)

    #2 9 months ago
  3. runekey

    You can pre-order the game on Amazon, then cancel your pre order once they send you your beta key and it’ll still work. Same can be done with almost any game that requires a pre-order to get into the beta.

    Also @noamlol2 its not an MMO.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    @3
    ??

    Massive? Check
    Multiplayer? Check
    Online? Check

    MMO confirmed.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Erthazus

    @3 it’s a MMO. FPS/RPG hybrid

    #5 9 months ago
  6. polygem

    can’t wait for more infos about destiny. i am sure it will be insane fun.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. DSB

    The closer we get to launch, the more we know, and the less I want a next gen console. But Destiny still looks really epic.

    I guess the question is whether I really want to play a next gen game on a 360? I’m guessing it’ll be another GTA V, chug chug chugging along.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. polygem

    same here, i just don’t feel like playing it on current gen. what’s worse: i already sold my 360 recently so i would have to play it with a dualshock3. unacceptable. maybe ds4 will work with destiny though, that’s at least something to look forward to…but yeah, i am seriously considering buying a nextgen machine for the beta and the final build of destiny mostly.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. noamlol2

    #8 polygem i know that feeling

    but since ever i refuse to renew my xbox gold i just bought
    the speedlink XEOX controller (the best xbox rip-off controller for PS3)

    it even has the same said RT LT triggers names on it’s triggers

    and it’s WIRELESS,lightwight and has an option for rapid fire (DON’T USE IT ONLINE PLEASE)

    i bought mine in a reasonable 50$ pricetag but you get it cheaper in the US
    (around 30$ i would say,)

    #9 9 months ago
  10. polygem

    i had several xboxlike controllers for the ps3. i think the one i liked most was the power a- wasn’t perfect though, i also had a little converter thingy that enables you to play with the original 360 pad, that worked great, forgot the name…but i returned to the ds3 now. thanks for the tip though, will look into it but i think, if i invest into new gaming gear, i’ll invest into the new gen :)

    #10 9 months ago