'Destiny' Game Beta Release July 17: More Than 6 Million Games Played During Alpha

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"Destiny's" beta will launch July 17.

Bungie’s alpha for its coming action role-playing game “Destiny” has nearly 6.5 million games played, according to a recent post on Bungie’s blog.

The Bellevue, Washington-based developer ran its alpha for “Destiny” from June 12 to June 16, when it was extended for several hours to gather more player feedback to ensure a better working beta. The alpha was originally slated to close at 3 a.m., but ran until the evening of June 16.

 

“Putting our Alpha out there lit a new kind of fire here at Bungie. It feels like we’ve been reborn. Putting alpha code out in the wild is always a risk; that build is ancient by our standards, riddled with content and bugs we’d never allow through to ship,” Bungie said on its blog June 20. “In many cases, the really rough and jagged edges had been hammered smooth long ago, making it all the more difficult to see them discovered, but in just as many others, there’s still work to do, and the only way to get it done is to let you touch down in our world to tear the place wide open.”

Bungie also posted a “post-game carnage” report, which was accrued over just a few days’ time.

[Via the Bungie blog]

•             149,522,313 Primary Weapon Kills

•             21,782,610 Secondary Weapon Kills

•             4,002,737 Heavy Weapon Kills

•             21,687,298 Super Ability Kills

•             2,819,211 Orbs of Light Gathered

•             6,850,773 Control Points Captured in the Crucible

•             1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible

•             4,356 Splatters with the Sparrow

•             667,966 Public Events Joined

•             60,491,944 Fallen Dregs Dispatched with Extreme Prejudice

“Destiny” will take place 700 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic 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. But 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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