Posted Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 08:46 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Free demo/trials require a hard drive for the sizable downloads.
After more than two months on the market, big changes are being implemented for Activision's 'Destiny.' There are free pre-expansion updates rolling out this week, including team voice chat, new bounty slots and a revamped Iron Banner event. Beyond that, the 'Dark Below' expansion is just a few weeks away.
But another big change for the game is the release of a free version. On the PS4 and Xbox One, there is now a 20GB free version available to download. This version offers "a sampling of character creation and progression, story mission content, along with cooperative and social activities," and can be upgraded to a full version (works like an unlock with progress carried over). Meanwhile, on the PS3 and 360, there is a 6GB demo (requires hard drive, not compatible with USB flash drives). The demo is not upgradable (which means that a purchase of the full game will require another download or install), but save progress will carry over.
In fact, players can even play the demo on the PS3 and 360 and then transfer the progress to a full version on the PS4 and Xbox One (progress transfer requires the same console family).
Naturally, millions of players have already played the game in Alpha, Beta, or release form, but for those who are still curious it seems that Activision has decided that a demo could be worthwhile.
Full notes on the free versions can be found here.
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