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Destiny beta goes offline for two days

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The Destiny beta for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be offline today and tomorrow, developer Bungie said this morning on Twitter. The beta will return Wednesday, when it will also launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Bungie launched the beta on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 last Thursday, July 17. Today and tomorrow, July 21-22, the beta will be down for maintenance as the studio prepares its servers for two new platforms. Bungie will bring the Destiny beta back to PS3 and PS4 at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 23, and will simultaneously launch it on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

From then, people on all four platforms will be able to play straight through to the end of the beta, which is set for 2:59 a.m. ET on Monday, July 28. A special event, the Beta Rally, will begin at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 26, with all players present at that time set to receive a exclusive emblem from the beta that they can bring with them into the retail game. While Destiny does not support cross-platform play, Bungie confirmed last week that players can maintain their characters across PS3 and PS4 as well as Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Destiny is set for release Sept. 9. Check out the video below for more than 20 minutes of gameplay footage from the beta.