E3 2014: Destiny Has a Lovely Glacier White PS4 Bundle, Exclusive PlayStation Alpha and Beta Test Dates

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Destiny and PlayStation, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

Seriously, there is a major romance going on between Sony, Bungie and Activision right now, because by the announcement Destiny and PlayStation consoles become more inseparable. The love affair was in full effect during the Sony E3 briefing, which opened with an unveiling of the new Destiny trailer and was then shortly followed by three big announcements.

First and foremost, Destiny will be appearing in a PlayStation 4 console bundle when the game launches on September 9th. The bundle will contain a copy of the game, a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial, and a slick 500GB Glacier White PS4 console with matching DualShock 4. You can pre-order the Destiny PS4 bundle now at Amazon.com for $449.99, a $10 savings off buying the game and console separately (plus the added cool factor of owning a white system and controller).

As previously announced, Destiny will open beta testing first exclusively on PlayStation consoles, only now we know the official start date. The PS3 and PS4 beta will begin July 17th, access keys available now with pre-orders. (For Xbox One and 360 gamers, the beta will begin “soon after” the PlayStation beta.)

Finally, for PS4 players only, a First Look Alpha test is scheduled to run for three days, between June 12th and June 15th. Visit playstation.greatnessawaits.com/destiny.html and plug in your PSN ID by June 11th for a shot to be among the first group of gamers to experience Bungie’s next sci-fi epic.

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