Bungie’s upcoming action RPG first-person shooter “Destiny” is extending its alpha, according to a tweet from Bungie’s official Twitter account.

“There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk,” the developer, based in Bellevue, Washington, posted early Monday morning.




Bungie updated its status several hours later.




The alpha was originally scheduled to run on PlayStation 4 through the weekend and close at 3 a.m. Monday. Bungie hasn’t said when it will close the alpha.

The “Destiny” beta will open on July 15 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The beta will also launch for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 at a later date, yet to be announced.

“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.