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Destiny beta for Xbox One and Xbox 360 coming late July

The Destiny beta for Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers will begin in late July.

Sony confirmed at E3 that PlayStation gamers would get preferential treatment with Destiny, with PS4 and PS3 owners getting access to the beta from July 17.

However, it now looks like we know a vague Xbox 360 and Xbox One Destiny beta release date thanks to a new trailer spotted by VideoGamer.

The trailer was recently added to the Xbox 360 dashboard and bears the message that gamers can “pre-order for beta access – beta begins late July 2014”.

Under that is a smaller message stating that: “beta begins in late July 2014 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold required)”.

That would mean that the PS4 exclusivity will last no longer than a fortnight, with Xbox gamers getting access between 1 – 2 weeks after the July 17 PlayStation beta opening.

For both Xbox and PlayStation gamers, you’ll need to pre-order Destiny, then register the code provided by the participating retailers in order to get access to the beta.

PlayStation gamers could even access the Destiny alpha from June 12, but this has now closed.

The Destiny release date has been set for September 9 on all aforementioned platforms, but PS4/PS3 gamers will get some additional exclusive content from launch, including weapons, maps and vehicles.

To celebrate the launch, Sony is also offering a special white PS4 Destiny bundle, which includes a never seen before white PS4 console and DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny and a 30 day PlayStation Plus subscription.

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