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Destiny: Official Tweet Announcing Xbox One Beta Deleted by Bungie Without Explanation

by on June 7, 2014 4:48 PM 93

Today Bungie tweeted to announce Destiny’s beta coming to Xbox One in July, but that wasn’t particularly new, as Activision had announced that testing would come by then during its latest financial conference call.

What’s more interesting, is that the tweet was quickly deleted (after having been retweeted by a few Xbox executives and other Microsoft official accounts) without an explanation. Luckily the program I use to read Twitter does not forget as easily as Twitter itself does, and saved the tweet, as you can see below. It could originally be found at this url.

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At the moment we don’t know why the tweet has been summarily removed, but a few theories come to mind. It’s possible that Bungie isn’t able to commit to a July date for the beta of the game, and may be preparing to announce a different timing. It’s also possible that the PlayStation beta might start at the very end of July, placing the Xbox beta (which is supposed to come four days after) in August.

It’s definitely difficult to pinpoint the real reason for the deletion of the tweet, but it’s pretty safe to assume that Bungie was not ready to make that announcement. As for the reason, your guess is as good as mine.

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  • foureyes oni

    or they aren’t suppose to comment on it yet because of the promotional deal with Sony is my theory.

    • Yo Mama

      This. I’m pretty sure the legal agreement between Sony and Bungie stipulates that all advertisement, printed and word of mouth, shall only include Sony consoles until a specific date. That tweet would be considered a breach of agreement.

    • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

      Same difference?

  • SEGA_FAN_KAIN

    Most likely Sony told them to delete because they paid Bungie a ton of money to pretend it’s exclusive.

    • Flare Demon

      Just like Microsoft does with CoD huh?

      • andy

        Don’t forget Metal Gear. I had a friend in Jan 2013 when Metal Gear Rising was due out in a month who thought it was exclusive to 360 because of the E3 2009 reveal at the Xbox Conference. That is some powerful shit, that kind of marketing. Hilariously I had to tell him that wasn’t the case and that the game was in fact not coming to 360 in Japan lol.
        When Microsoft does it, its dumb and when Sony does it, it is great. For example, the reason that the 360 version of Portal 2 didn’t come with cross play and cross save with the PC version and a copy of the game on PC too, WASN’T because Sony paid for Xbox NOT to get it. It was simply because Xbox Live CANNOT SUPPORT features like that.

        • extermin8or2

          tbh mgs rising was shit anyway no one wanted that as an exclusive lol

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Many people loved that game, including myself.

          • extermin8or2

            Well ok it was shit as a game with the Metal Gear brand. If it had been its own seperate ip with those gameplay mechnics it’d have been decent. But as a metal Gear game it just felt like a blemish on the games. The games are hardly perfect but they have a certain tone and certain gameplay mechnics that should be present not what was effectively an action slasher game at least they didnt go the button massher route it was more precise than that but..

      • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

        The difference here is that EVERYONE ON THE GODD*MN PLANET knows that COD is coming to ever console on the market and is from a traditionally multi-plat developer, whereas Destiny is coming from a previously Microsoft-exclusive developer.

        THAT’S the difference.

    • Porcu Peth

      worked with watch dogs, gonna keep working with Destiny

    • rabidfanboy

      soon sony’s gonna bankrupt if they spend money for this shit and microsoft would buy sony

      btw this game looks boring who would buy it on any system, soony betted on the wrong horse

      • Jecht_Sin

        Still going on with that bankruptcy bullcrap? You will be pleased to know that the idiotic bankruptcy index for Sony went down from 79% to 46% months ago. That shows how reliable it is. And in any case companies of that size do not go bankrupt unless they do something very wrong and/or illegal.

        • ASSASSYN

          A healthy company has below 6% chance of bankruptcy. And the prediction fluctuates between 46%, and 72% daily. Either way extremely high.

          • superkarma

            You should be more concerned about how a company with (as you say) a 46%-72% chance of bankruptcy continues to destroy a company that makes billions every quarter.

          • extermin8or2

            Sony has some issues with ots buisness it is fixing they werent things to be fixed overnight likely not even this fiscal year but the next bar any unforseen evemts outside the companies control (like when flooding destroyed factories or the japanese earthquake and tsunami which severely effected… well everyone in japan and sony donated billlions towards the relief effort that year…). But regardless the playstation sector is perfectly safe they’ve already said it’s operated almost as if it were its own entity. It would simply become its own spinoff company along with the network buisness and I assume tv and music if the rest of sony went down. There’d be some shake up but as a whole playstation would survive likely unscathed and the same people that run it atm wpuld likely run it then too.

      • StoutishOrphan

        Ok show me proof that the game is going to flop…come on show me any proof, yup thats right you just another douchebag troll trying to mess with people. I feel sad that your mother pulled you from that dumpster.

  • Mex888

    Who cares?

  • DLConspiracy//

    Have they mentioned who’s servers they are going to be using? As in Bungies, XB, Sony? I have a feeling this beta is only to stress test different sets of servers. While using it to pre order the game sort of thing.

    • doplerradar

      My guess is Activision servers.

      • DLConspiracy//

        I don’t think they have enough to go around. They sort of threw in a few dedicated with Ghost for PS and mostly used listen servers. This is a big deal to me because I care more about the servers than what it looks like.

    • superkarma

      I believe they said it’ll be on all Bungie servers. I can’t recall exactly, but I vaguely remember an interview pointing that out.

      • DLConspiracy//

        I thought I heard that too, well hopefully they will be good servers. They should have a decent amount of coin.

        • extermin8or2

          Im assuming they will be new bungie owned servers likely paid for by activision and some of the 500 million theyve sunken into getting this franchise started.

  • Kanok Timkhlai

    Looks like Sony paid Bungie.

    • superkarma

      Looks like we knew that since day 1.

  • Vious

    I think it’s the second reason, it sounds a bit more plausible as early you mentioned that there’s a 4 day headstart for the ps4. therefore, it wouldn’t make sense that xbox gets a beta first.

  • Dennis Crosby

    They had no choice as much as they want to talk about other platform they can’t because of the promotional agreement they have with Sony but as soon as the game comes out the will have all sorts of interviews with the Xbox upload team

  • Jamie Lawler

    Moneyhat?

  • Craig Sloan

    I agree with a few comments here. You don’t pay someone a ton of money to promote something on your system so they will also go and promote it on the rival one also. Twitter is a form of promotion.

  • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

    So I guess the PlayStation exclusive beta is no more? …here comes E3.

    • Vious

      lol, maybe Microsoft bought back the 4 days

      • superkarma

        Keep dreaming, troll.

        • Vious

          troll, couldn’t you tell I was being sarcastic?
          anyway, who cares? enjoy your 4 whole days lol.

          • GodGamerDerp

            Trying to get in some desperate lies, FUD, and hate before the May NPDs hit and both PS4 AND Wii U probably outsold Xbox in the USA?

          • Vious

            as I’ve said, you can play sales. i’ll play games.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            The mods on this site are usually very good at dealing with people like you, I’m looking forward to the day when you inevitably cross the line and get banned. You don’t seem like the kind of person who knows when to quit. But as all fanboys I’m sure you will return on a new account within the very same day.

          • Vious

            interesting comment.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Almost as interesting as your comment history.

          • Vious

            almost my friend, almost.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Are we done here?

          • Vious

            whenever you are.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre
          • Vious

            so you came here and try to pick a fight with me over what exactly?
            what exactly did I do to you?

          • Redinferno124

            Dammit Vious STFU already! I swear every two seconds you post the same garbage you post on every article just with slightly different wording. You’re are nothing but spam at this point. Either contribute to the topic or:

            https://i.imgflip.com/9f0z9.jpg

          • Vious

          • Redinferno124

            That’s what I thought.

          • Vious

            this is you to me just now:

          • Redinferno124

            That’s not what it looks like to me. My point still stands.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Reusing the same gifs, I see.

          • Redinferno124

            It’s not like it helped him, it only hurt him as far as I’m concerned.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Yup, all he is doing is showing us all how much of a prat he is.

          • Redinferno124

            And it’s painful to watch.

          • Redinferno124
          • Beingomni

            Now that is a funny gif :)

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Stealing my gifs, I see.

          • Vious

            not at all bro, found it on the web

          • Redinferno124

            I call BS I just saw this gif on another article, but it’s too late you had your opportunity and you missed it.

          • Vious

            If you say so. dont’ have to prove anything to you

          • JustGaming

            You kinda make yourself a target, to be honest.

          • Redinferno124

            Don’t bother, he’s the type of troll who spams until people can’t take his crap anymore. Monday is gonna be hell when it should be a good day for the big 3. Fanboys like him and misterxmedia are gonna make it horrible for all gamers.

          • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

            Just look at your comment history, you’re pathetic.Your gifs all suck by the way, none of them are the least bit funny.

          • Redinferno124

            That’s because he’s just spamming them at this point.

          • Vious

            don’t take the gifs I post out of context.

          • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

            No they really aren’t. There are trolls and fanboys flooding every pro-xbox article this site writes. So much so that Giuseppe usually has to issue a ‘warning’ at the header of each comment section.

          • They Call Me Senpai

            There are trolls and fanboys flooding every pro-PlayStation article as well. It’s a 2-way street, stop trying to make it seem like it isn’t.

            And those warnings are few and far between.

          • Beingomni

            Derp is far worse. He is the God of fanboys.

          • Sucka Free

            You got moderated for some reason so I’ll reply to you here. I am aware that they can compute physics and no I am not delusional. My point was not that it was not possible, only the bit where he says that it would be data packets only and that there would be no graphical data sent. That is ridiculous. If the remote machine cannot just send back numbers, it would have to stream it. what he is saying is only true when you are talking about profiles and information, like a database (which is also why his google analogy is equally laughable, since google is just a database too)

            Why is it that when someone disagrees with some of the crazy notions that some people have about “cloud computing” that everyone jumps to the conclusion that they are saying that the whole concept is impossible?

          • Sucka Free

            Looks like we agree again. This is starting to become habit ;D

          • Negi Springfield

            In the end , More sales = More games

            SONY proved that during PlayStation 1 , 2 , 3 and now They will prove it again in 4.

            http://i.imgur.com/iOKY6c1.gif

          • Vious

            okay

          • Redinferno124

            K.O.

          • extermin8or2

            Its funny but didnt this actually happen?

    • superkarma

      It was never an exclusive beta in the first place. PS got early access to the beta, but all console platforms are getting the beta.

    • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

      It was never exclusive. Timed, and if you kept up with your own site, you’d “know” that it is only for 4 days.

  • Mine

    Poor Bungie.. trap by Sony. the grass is not always greener on the other side

    • Redinferno124

      Poor Bungie? How about Poor Marty O’Donnell? Bungie apparently screwed him over. Stop pretending there’s an actual console war. Destiny is multiplatform, end of discussion.

      • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

        Must be why we haven’t seen any XO/X360 promotional content. You know, being multi-plat and all.

        • They Call Me Senpai

          Must be why almost every game was advertised on the Xbox last-gen.

          • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

            Must be looking for excuses since you are veering away from the subject at hand.

          • extermin8or2

            Which is what? Conoanies pay for advertising that makes their brand look superior? Well duh?

        • extermin8or2

          Same way we see no COD promotional material then?

    • Negi Springfield

      LOL You`re an idiot , They were actually trapped by Microsoft , But looks like they escaped from that prison , Green side my arse.

      • Redinferno124

        Nah they just moved to a new one called Activision.

  • Boerewors

    If I were a betting man, which I am, I’d say this game is getting delayed. Been having this feeling since the last preview a few months ago and I’m still not convinced they’ll make it in time. Maybe they’ll extend the beta, but I think we won’t even see this in 2014, game just didn’t feel close to ready. And about the 4 day exclusive beta, that’s messing with your loyal customer! Lots of people ore ordered at more expensive outlets just to get the exclusive beta, to hear it’s probably only exclusive for 4 days. I’d cancel my preorder after getting my beta code.

    • extermin8or2

      Its already been delayed once was oroginally due in spring 2014…

  • Lazerbyte

    The PS4 is still getting the EXCLUSIVE content the X1 won’t ever get as Bungie doesn’t like MS that is why they purchased themselves to be independent of MS!

    I’m sure with E3 next week we’ll find out the deets!

  • Redinferno124

    Almost forgot to enter my beta code. Thank god the guy at gamestop reminded me the day I went to pick up Watch Dogs.

  • Vious

    so who will be buying this game day one?

    • such.wow

      Not me.

    • Craig Sloan

      It comes out in September right? Well yeah because there isn’t much else to play in terms of big must have AAA games between now and October.

      • extermin8or2

        This then dragon age and maybe diablo in august…dor me. Assassins Creed I’ll likely get but arpund/for xmas. Battlefield I kinda want but after bf4 so recently im not sure… everything else was delayed till next year though :/

  • Jeff Maxwell

    Seen some alpha gameplay looks very generic and boring tbh, cant see this lasting 10 years tbh

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