Bungie and Activision has announced the early launch date for Destiny 2 on PS4, and Xbox One scheduled for September 6. The PC version launch date is scheduled for October 24 and is now available to pre-order via Battle.net. Debuted during the E3 Sony Press Conference was Destiny 2’s latest cinematic story trailer ”Our Darkest Hour” featuring the ominous villain, Dominus Ghaul:
The Destiny 2 console beta early access period for PS4 players who pre-ordered the game will begin July 18 at 10am PDT, while early access for Xbox One players who pre-ordered will begin on July 19 at 10am PDT. Following the pre-order early access period, the Destiny 2 console beta will open up to all PS4 and Xbox One players on July 21 at 10am PDT and will conclude at 9pm PDT on July 23. The PC beta kick off is planned for late August. Further details on the PC beta to come soon.
At E3, inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, Bungie and Activision will provide a variety of hands-on experiences for attendees with the all-new story campaign as well as competitive, and cooperative multiplayer gameplay, debuting a brand-new subclass, the Arcstrider Hunter whose “super” ability is to summon an Arc-empowered staff to be used for close-quarters melee combat. Attendees are invited to play a vast array of gameplay activities for Destiny 2 on PS4 Pro at the Activision booth #1001 in the South Hall, and PlayStation’s booth #4322 in the West Hall. Additionally, attendees can experience the PC version in NVIDIA’s booth #5230 in the West Hall.
CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg said:
“With our partners at Bungie, we’re delighted to be welcoming players to Destiny 2 early. The game looks and plays great, and moving the launch date up allows us to provide the best possible day one experience for our console players around the world. Bungie is also optimizing Destiny2 to take full advantage of the PC with specific features like 21:9 monitor support and will be in player’s hands on October 24.”
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said:
“For all of us at the studio, this is a humbling year to see the vision of the Destiny universe welcome its sequel, and for us, the most exciting part is to see what stories this amazing community will tell once it is in their hands. We had an industry-defining moment at our Destiny 2 gameplay reveal in May, and at E3, the team is expanding hands-on to showcase a new subclass and will continue to highlight the vast variety of hands-on experiences that appeal to both solo and multiplayer gamers.”