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Matush
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(06-25-2014, 05:24 PM)
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Update:

Originally Posted by Killthee



https://twitter.com/Envisager_/statu...58839722336256

Original post:

So a lot of people missed this info in today's PS+ update, so I made thread just so you guys know. Also I asked community manager about it, he confirmed, that Beta is for everyone with PS+



http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/...medium=twitter


Official PS Blog update:

Hi everyone. I hope you’ve recovered from the excitement of E3 and are ready for an epic July. Not only are we bringing you a great mix of games but there’s also the Destiny beta, which kicks off on 17th July exclusively on PlayStation. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member you will be able to fully experience Destiny and its incredible multiplayer. And if you’re not? Well, what are you waiting for, sign up now!

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Team Vernia
(06-25-2014, 05:25 PM)
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So what was the point of preordering?
henhowc
(06-25-2014, 05:25 PM)
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wow. nice. guess no need to pre-order.

pre-order cancelled :P
Zok310
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(06-25-2014, 05:25 PM)
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wat????!!
Wario64
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(06-25-2014, 05:25 PM)
lol preordering games
Karl Hawk
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

For people who doesn't have PS+ or Playstation 3 and 4 consoles?
toastyToast
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
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So i preordered the game before cancelling it 2 minutes later for nothing?
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
omg yes!
friskykillface
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
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Those pre order numbers gonna go down, I pre ordered only for the beta since I'll just buy it at best buy and they will have infinite copies
BigDug13
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

None. I'm sure they weren't going to definitely be able to do this back when these "preorder for Beta" deals were formed.
Spineker
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(06-25-2014, 05:26 PM)
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I think this is being misconstrued. Maybe he just means you need PS Plus to play it because it's multiplayer.

So for example if you got a Beta code but you don't have PS Plus, you can't play it.
-Digits-
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Haha, that's fantastic. Glad I didn't preorder to get beta access. Can't imagine people who did are happy about this.
Slayven
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Saved em 5 bucks. Plus stay winning.
anexanhume
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

Pre-order the bundle, of course!
KingErich
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
Cool if it is true! Anyone want to take bets that servers melt on launch?
Matush
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Originally Posted by Spineker

I think this is being misconstrued. Maybe he just means you need PS Plus to play it because it's multiplayer.

So for example if you got a Beta code but you don't have PS Plus, you can't play it.

No, I specificly asked Sony's community manager about it, he confirmed that Destiny is part of July's PS+ update. See OP.
hey_it's_that_dog
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spineker

I think this is being misconstrued. Maybe he just means you need PS Plus to play it because it's multiplayer.

So for example if you got a Beta code but you don't have PS Plus, you can't play it.

That would be kind of absurd and a great way to make everyone mad.
Spine_Ripper
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by toastyToast

So i preordered the game before cancelling it 2 minutes later for nothing?

Unprecedented partnerships are never good.
BigDug13
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(06-25-2014, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by -Digits-

Haha, that's fantastic. Glad I didn't preorder to get beta access. Can't imagine people who did are happy about this.

Just return it. I returned my preorder to Best Buy last year but I still have their email with a Beta code.
king grimlock
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by toastyToast

So i preordered the game before cancelling it 2 minutes later for nothing?

Yes we did I am furious now I wasted 1 minute of my life preordering and canceling it
Dynedom
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spineker

I think this is being misconstrued. Maybe he just means you need PS Plus to play it because it's multiplayer.

So for example if you got a Beta code but you don't have PS Plus, you can't play it.

That second part of the OP seems to disagree with you.
Duxxy3
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Cool - get to try it out on my PS3.
EL CUCO
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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PS+ members with out a pre-order?
golem
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Sweet. I have it preordered on the Bone but will get early access to the beta anyways.
Jburton
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by -Digits-

Haha, that's fantastic. Glad I didn't preorder to get beta access. Can't imagine people who did are happy about this.

Doesn't bother me in the slightest
FullMetaltech
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

Yeah i agree. They said only way to get into the beta was through preorders. But i guess not now. Not complaining but i do want to get the exclusive though.
Spineker
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by hey_it's_that_dog

That would be kind of absurd and a great way to make everyone mad.

As opposed to pissing everyone off who preordered?
henhowc
(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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are some portions of the game effectively F2P?

noticed in the alpha that only certain areas required PS+
Prophet Steve
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(06-25-2014, 05:28 PM)
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So is this for the PS3 too?
Ricky_R
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
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Hmmm, gonna have to sink my teeth into it then.
The Llama
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

To get money from people who can't wait for reviews/release.
Mikey Jr.
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
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Ohh shit, nice!

Preordering was easy enough, not a huge deal. But this will let the casuals a chance to jump in as well.
razgriz417
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by friskykillface

Those pre order numbers gonna go down, I pre ordered only for the beta since I'll just buy it at best buy and they will have infinite copies

just fyi, preorder at BB gets you $10 in their Reward credit back when you pick up the game
hawk2025
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
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I imagine they noticed how overwhelmingly positive the response to the Alpha was, and felt it was a good idea to get as many people as possible to try the Beta.


Excellent!
Robdraggoo
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
has it been confirmed you have to have PS+ to even play the game, even on release? if I pre order and get a beta code do I have to have PS+ to even play it that way? Destiny is going to kill me and i havnt even played it yet.
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(06-25-2014, 05:29 PM)
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I was going to pre-order anyway, but neat, I guess. Loved the Alpha.
Karl Hawk
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by henhowc

are some portions of the game effectively F2P?

noticed in the alpha that only certain areas required PS+

Explore and Story missions doesn't require PS+.
Phil4000
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Awesome news! When does the Beta go live?
Doctor_Thomas
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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I pre-ordered on Amazon and got the code, I didn't have to pay anything and I can still cancel the pre-order.

I am trying to work out how more people getting into the beta for stress testing is a bad thing. Don't pre-orders all work that way or, at least, the money can be transferred to something else?
bigkrev
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Has this been confirmed for the US yet, or is it just EU?
hardcastlemccormick
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

So is this for the PS3 too?

This is my question.
Dizastah
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Awesome!
Clarkus Darkus
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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I already have withdrawal symptoms from this game, I dont care what beta i use, I just need this game again!
cakely
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

So what was the point of preordering?

It got me into the alpha, so there was that.
DarkJedi24
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(06-25-2014, 05:30 PM)
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Good move for Sony to increase PS+ subscribership.

Mikey Jr.
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(06-25-2014, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by hawk2025

I imagine they noticed how overwhelmingly positive the response to the Alpha was, and felt it was a good idea to get as many people as possible to try the Beta.


Excellent!

Had the exact same thought.
johnsavage
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(06-25-2014, 05:31 PM)
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Cool. This saves me from having to get it at not Target. I still have money from that target trade in deal that I haven't used.

Off topic rant: I have the worst luck with betas and alphas. For Destiny Alpha I was out of town and now for Destiny Beta, I'll be out of town too. Also Titanfall Beta I was out of town and yeah. I should stop going places.
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(06-25-2014, 05:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Spineker

As opposed to pissing everyone off who preordered?

Why would anyone who preordered it get mad that other people get access to the beta as well? That is utterly unreasonable
dmr87
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(06-25-2014, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phil4000

Awesome news! When does the Beta go live?

July 17th.
plutoknight
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(06-25-2014, 05:32 PM)
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I'm almost positive this has been known for a while (like...Last E3 a while).

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