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What's exclusive to the PlayStation versions of Destiny?

Bungie's Destiny is a multiplatform game, but the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game are home to a handful of exclusives coming first to Sony platforms. In a new video released by Activision and Bungie, the publisher and developer lay out what PS3 and PS4 players will get access to first. The PlayStation exclusives highlighted in the above video include the Exodus Blue competitive multiplayer map and a strike — a cooperative game mode in Destiny — set on Mars named Dust Palace. There's also a trio of rare, class-specific gear sets: Vanir for the Titan, Argus for the Hunter and Manifold for the Warlock. Two weapons, the Monte Carlo exotic auto rifle and Hawkmoon exotic hand cannon, are also PlayStation exclusives. More details on those items are available at the...

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Destiny launch trailer shows combat readiness

Here's the launch trailer for Destiny. Activision released the trailer this morning, which pulls together many of the game's selling points; grand sci-fi adventure, player choice, fast combat, good looks and seamless multiplayer. Created by Bungie, the studio behind the original Halo series, Destiny will be released on Sept. 9 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Be sure to read Polygon's full Destiny coverage.

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Destiny's version of Venus is a lush, tropical warzone

The real planet Venus seems like a fairly inhospitable place to visit, with its 800 degree Fahrenheit temperatures and carbon dioxide atmosphere, but the version in Bungie's Destiny is described as "a paradise." In a new trailer for Destiny, we get a look at a team of guardians exploring the lost planet, doing battle with enemies like the Vex and the Fallen and what appear to be some pretty intimidating warships. Bungie and publisher Activision recently showed off what Destiny's version of Mars looks like — a red planet filled with alien terrors to shoot. Destiny is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Sept. 9.

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Destiny goes to Mars in its newest trailer

The red dunes of the planet Mars will be one of the many battlegrounds players will explore in Destiny. Today, Bungie gives us a sneak peek at what threats players will face among the ancient ruins of a once-populated Mars. It appears that two of the primary species players will face on Mars are the Cabal and Vex, the hulking humanoids and time-traveling robotic aliens of Destiny, respectively. Destiny is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Sept. 9.

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Destiny's first expansion launches in December, multiplayer trailer revealed

Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is scheduled to be available this December on all platforms, developer Bungie announced today during Sony's Gamescom 2014 press briefing. Jonty Barnes, director of production at Bungie, announced some new timed exclusives for PlayStation customers. The Dark Below will be available early on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and players on those platforms will also get early access to a Strike mission, Dust Palace, and the competitive multiplayer map Exodus Blue. The competitive mode, Crucible, features six-on-six multiplayer action. You can check out a brand-new Crucible trailer above. Destiny will be available Sept. 9 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game's special editions include access to the two currently announced expansions.

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Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

Now that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have access to the Destiny beta we thought it would be fun to compare what the first few minutes of each looked like. Do keep in mind that while the PlayStation 4 beta runs at 1080p, the Xbox One beta is running at 900p. That will change at launch when both hit the 1080p mark. Both videos were captured using the console's built-in video capture app. Now drop into the video to have a quick look-see at how the two versions compare, and why I'm constantly mocked when I play shooters, no matter the platform.

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This is what Mars will look like in Destiny's beta next week

When Destiny's beta begins next week, players will take a trip to Mars in the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter's Blind Watch map. Design lead Lars Bakken took players on a tour in an IGN video this week to introduce the map. Blind Watch resides within Destiny's Crucible, the game's player versus player arena. "This map takes place on Mars, [in an] abandoned human civilization out in the dunes," Bakken said. "You can see, if you look off in the distance, the Martian sands have really overtaken where humanity was at one point." Press play above to see Bakken's guided tour, which explores its major landmarks. You can check out Polygon's time in the Crucible from Destiny's recent alpha in the video below. Destiny is scheduled for a Sept. 9 release on PlayStation 3,...

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Destiny's alpha extended for 'dangerous experiments'

The public alpha test for Destiny has been extended, according to a tweet from developer Bungie. The alpha was initially slated to run on PlayStation 4 throughout the weekend and end this morning at 3 a.m. ET. There is currently no word on how much longer it will last, and we've reached out to Bungie to clarify. Bungie tweeted that the alpha test had been extended to allow for "dangerous experiments," and players should jump in at their own risk. There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk! — Bungie (@Bungie) June 16, 2014 Bungie with launch Destiny's beta phase on July 17 for PS4 and PlayStation 3. The beta will also hit Xbox 360 and Xbox One at a later date, with a full...

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Destiny extended E3 trailer sets stage for epic encounter

There's little doubt that, as expected, Destiny is one of the defining games at this year's E3, a giant, gorgeous game that has attracted long lines of players eager to have a try. Everyone who passed through the portals to Activision's booth saw this extended trailer video (above), which lays out the game's many assets including its story campaign, multiplayer options, characters, background, world and user-interface. It's also a good introduction to its looks, music and systems. "In Destiny, there's a ton of cool stuff to do," said Bungie co-founder Jason Jones. "As you defeat your enemies you'll discover more places to go and more reasons to go out on your adventures. "

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Destiny gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Destiny, Bungie's first title after leaving the Halo franchise, gets a beta this summer and goes on sale Sept. 9. Before the launch of the beta later this summer, watch as Bungie's head of community, Eric Osborne, runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and reporter Samit Sarkar through a demo. Want more? Be sure to catch up on everything at our E3 2014 hub.

Destiny Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • PlayStation 4
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
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