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Destiny will pre-load on Xbox One (update)

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Xbox One owners will be able to pre-order and pre-load Bungie's Destiny before the game officially launches on Sept. 9, according to an Xbox.com listing for the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition that has since been pulled.

Pre-orders and pre-loads are currently unavailable, the page said before it was taken offline. But the Destiny listing indicated that the game would unlock on its release date at 12:01 am PT/3:01 am ET. The file size of Destiny's Xbox One download was not specified.

We've reached out to Microsoft and Activision to confirm Destiny pre-loading on Xbox One.

Microsoft announced at Gamescom earlier this month that game pre-loading was coming to Xbox One in September with the arrival of FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2. But publisher Electronic Arts was actually the first to take advantage of pre-loading ahead of those games with the arrival of Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One.

Game pre-loading came to Xbox One's chief competitor, PlayStation 4, earlier this year as part of a system update. Destiny was confirmed for pre-load on PS4 in May.

Update: Microsoft confirms that the listing is accurate in a statement.

"We're thrilled to make Destiny available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One owners around the world. This option was available for a short period of time before the official pre-order window opened. We'll have more details to share soon about the pre-order and pre-download window for Destiny."

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