Destiny, Activision’s highly anticipated multiplayer video game, is set for release September 9. Developed by Bungie, Destiny ended what Activision called the ““the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP” on July 27 after a ten-day open beta period. Over 4.6 million gamers played the beta during the open period.
Those 4.6 million players were disappointed to learn that the Guardians they created for their Destiny beta play won’t be available to them when the real game launches in September. They’ll have to start from scratch. The good news is that the real purpose of any beta is for a developer to learn from it–and Bungie has apparently done that. Polygon reports that the reason players will be unable to hold onto their beta Guardians is that “Destiny will change too much between now and its release date for this to be feasible.” Or as Bungie says in the simplest way possible: “You were brave. And now, you are gone. You and millions of Guardians just like you.”