A playable beta for Destiny will begin in early 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360, Activision and Bungie have announced.
Fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers worldwide will get early access to the beta, which promises to include a "diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game".
Beta redemption codes will only be supplied while stocks last, with a list of participating retailers available on the game's official website. After pre-ordering the game, fans can visit the beta website and follow the instructions to secure a spot in the beta. The required 9-digit entry code will be printed on the receipt, on a flyer distributed at time of purchase or sent via email.
If you've already placed a pre-order from a participating retailer then you will also receive a beta code.
"We have no doubt Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "That means we're putting all our creative support, and all our expertise in creating blockbuster franchises, into a colossal Destiny Beta that we believe will set a new bar for the next generation of games. Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."
Bungie also confirmed that Destiny is scheduled for release in the spring.
Source: Press release