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.
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.