Developer Bungie closed the alpha version of upcoming action role-playing shooter “Destiny” last night, after extending it for several hours. The alpha was originally slated to run from June 12 to June 16, when it was scheduled to close at 3 a.m.. However, Bungie decided to keep it open until Monday night.

“Yup. Alpha still works. Now, we’re gonna test it in expert mode,” the developer tweeted Monday. “If you’re still playing, pardon our dust. This is for the beta.”
















“Destiny” will take place 700 years in the future in a postapocalyptic setting after a lucrative and successful period of exploration and peace called the Golden Age. The game is set in a universe where humans have colonized a number of livable planets in the solar system. However, a disastrous event known as “the Collapse” saw the mysterious destruction of these colonies, leaving mankind nearly extinct. When humans attempt to repopulate and recover after the Collapse, aggressive and dangerous alien races are discovered in various towns and cities. Players will have the task of investigating and destroying the aliens before the human race is entirely wiped out.

“Destiny’s” beta is scheduled to open July 17.

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