Destiny 2 PC Launch Date Announced for October 24, Pre-Orders Now
Available at Battle.net
Destiny 2 Open Console Beta Begins July 21, PC Beta to Follow Late
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced the early launch
date for Destiny 2 on PlayStation®4, and Xbox One
(PlayStation®Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required
for significant features, and beta access) scheduled for September 6.
The PC version launch date is scheduled for October 24 and is now
available to pre-order via Battle.net®, Blizzard Entertainment's online
gaming service. 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 PlayStation 4 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 PlayStation 4 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.
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Dominus Ghaul, Leader of the Cabal Red Legion (Graphic: Business Wire)
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.
"Everyone always says that they can't wait for fans to get their hands
on their game. But we really mean it. Destiny 2 looks so awesome, I'm
thrilled to announce that we are moving the release date up to September
6," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. "We are also hard at work
with our friends at Bungie optimizing Destiny 2 for the PC, which we
will be releasing in all its glory on October 24. And tonight, we are
taking a deeper look at Ghaul, our villain in Destiny 2, who the world
is going to love to hate. It's going to be a big week for Destiny fans."
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." He added,
"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."
Revealed today were the Destiny 2 PlayStation timed exclusives*
available at launch, which include a competitive multiplayer map, a
three-player cooperative Strike, a blue and white colored ship,
specialized gear sets, and an exclusive exotic weapon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvpz-L6wqTc.
Destiny 2 is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny,
a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to
defend humanity from annihilation. In the story of Destiny 2, the
last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a
powerful new enemy Dominus Ghaul and his elite army, the Red Legion.
Every player creates their own character called a ‘Guardian,' humanity's
chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must
master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city's forces, stand
together and fight back to reclaim their home. The game will offer a
fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background
Destiny 2 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will
be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up
will also feature the Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at
$89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 - Digital Deluxe Edition featuring
premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at
$99.99 SRP, and the Collector's Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny
2 - Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a
Cabal-themed Collector's Box for $249.99 SRP.
For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com
and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook
and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram
The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net,
@Bungie on Twitter,
Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio
dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player
communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led
to the creation of some of the industry's most celebrated gaming
franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny.
Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next highly-anticipated
release in the Destiny universe, Destiny 2.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com or
by following @Activision.
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*Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018.
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