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You can now play Destiny for free, and save your progress for when you purchase it

Published Nov 19th, 2014 9:00PM EST
Destiny Free Trial for Xbox One and PS4
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has been a big success so far, at least when it comes to overall sales, but that doesn’t mean Bungie is happy with the number of copies it has sold to date. The company is now letting curious players who aren’t sure whether they should spend $60 on Destiny try the game free of charge. Even more interesting, the free trial includes the option for gamers to save their progress and continue the game from where they left off as soon as they purchase the full game.

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“Beginning November 18th, 2014, players will be able to try Destiny for free via Trial or Demo. Both experiences offer a sampling of character creation and progression, story mission content, along with cooperative and social activities,” Bungie wrote on its help website.

The Destiny Trial is available either on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, while the Destiny Demo is available on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. The Trial version requires 20GB of disk space on either console, while the Demo version needs only 6GB of disk space on either the PS3 or Xbox 360. Both the Trial and the Demo versions of Destiny are available as digital downloads from either the Xbox Store or the PlayStation Store.

However, users should know that in order to transfer their progress, they have to purchase the game on the same console where they played either the Trial or the Demo versions.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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