Destiny: Exclusive PlayStation Content Details, No Xbox Versions in Japan

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Destiny PS4 Exclusive Gear Showcase

At E3 2014 last week, Sony mentioned PlayStation exclusive content or early access over and over in relation to many upcoming games releasing on their platforms. The company wants to make sure that console gamers who spend their money on PlayStation products have a distinct advantage over Xbox users in the coming year. One of the many non-PlayStation exclusive games that offers other incentives to play on the PS3 or PS4 is Activision and Bungie’s Destiny. Sony users were able to participate in a PlayStation exclusive alpha last weekend and the perks are set to continue in other ways once the game launches…

During last week’s Sony PlayStation presentation, VP of Publishing and Developer Relations Adam Boyes made a promise that PlayStation owners would receive a ton of exclusive Destiny content. The reveal detailed the alpha and beta access, but didn’t offer much insight on in-game differences once the final product ships. A new post on the PlayStation Blog lays out the details and explains exactly what will be different for PS3 and PS4 gamers when it comes to Bungie’s next shooter.

The exclusive content will include access to unique co-op and competitive maps, special weapons, new gear, and ships. Take a look at the substantial amount of PS-exclusive loot below…

The most exciting exclusive content are the two unique maps. The Dust Palace Strike is a three-player cooperative Strike that can be tackled with friends. Players track an extraction team through an ancient skyscraper buried in the dunes of Mars. The Exodus Blue competitive multiplayer map is described as a mid-sized Crucible arena designed with Control and Skirmish game modes in mind.

The Exodus Blue, a long-dead vessel, once brought hope and humanity to worlds beyond Earth. Here, Guardians challenge one another, forging a new hope and future in the fires of the Crucible.

In addition to the maps, there’s also a pile of exclusive gear. PlayStation users have access to three exclusive ships: the Aurora Wake, Crypt Hammer, and Outrageous Fortune. Exclusive weapons include the Monte Carlo assault rifle, Hawkmoon hand cannon, and special armor for the Warlock, Titan, and and Hunter classes.

The exclusivity goes a step further in Japan, where the game is actually only available on PlayStation consoles. Destiny arrives in Japan on September 11, which is only a week after the Xbox One launches in the country. It’s unclear at this point if and when Japanese gamers will have the opportunity to play the game on a Microsoft console.

How much of a selling point do you think the PS4 exclusive items are? Are they enough to make you play Destiny on PS3 or PS4 instead of a Microsoft console? Let us know in the comments.


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Destiny will arrive on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9, 2014.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

TAGS: Activision, Bungie, Destiny, PS3, PS4, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One

  • Dave

    Worth mentioning these are timed exclusives

    • COREY_1993

      says who?

  • XTruck

    hi every one

  • COREY_1993

    not shocked about no xo version in japan… so many games are not released on 360 there. they probably just think its a waste of money cause no one buys ms consoles.

  • Mykle

    Sony paid for it. They literally gave bungie money. They wanted something for that money and they got timed exclusivity on a lot of items.

    • Shalkowski

      And? You can say literally the same thing for Microsoft. Its called marketing.

  • puerdo

    In my opinion as an xbox 1 owner and a fan of halo with n without bungie I find this as a let down and makes me not even wanna spend any money on this game. I feel like they turned their backs on there xbox fans. Im not gonna buy a whole new console to get the bonus b.s. screw them!

    • Shalkowski

      They want to appeal to the Playstation market after 10 years of not being in it. Rightfully so too. I definitely wouldnt buy this game on a PS platform if they still showed favoritism towards xbox. Like I said to the other guy, its marketing.

  • Dave

    The promo material, in the small print

    Just search Destiny timed exclusive

  • Darren

    Anybody notice that the spaceships: Aurora Wake, Crypt Hammer, and Outrageous Fortune, arn’t different but rather the same ship with just different skins! Destiny’s gonna be great but the exclusives crap is getting cheap and rediculous!

  • Jeff

    Considering how often lately Xbox has been pulling this timed exclusive crap I can genuinely say screw you Sony for bringing yourself down to their level.

  • jhjfwef

    wow nvm about buying this game on release bungie can go forget about a lot of xbox fans

  • Sony is shit

    Why should Sony fans who don’t even know, or much less care about Bungie get anything? Microsoft fans have supported bungie since the beginning.

    • Shalkowski

      For exactly that same reason that Sony people aren’t familiar with Bungie.

  • Joel. monserrate

    of course I rather played it on a ps4 that’s the best console version that’s why I bought it to use for thank you

  • Kyou

    Go ahead call me a weeaboo!! See if I care!! Too busy playing with my LEVEL 99 waifu named Kyou


  • Kyou

    She can really kill you in one-hit!! Best video game character ever!!

  • Lola

    I don’t understand the insult of this for Xbox owners. Bungie doesn’t owe you anything. Sony gave them money to get more out of them and Microsoft didn’t. It’s called marketing or in short – money.

  • Name

    That’s bullshit we don’t get anything. It’s recommended for Playstation but still sells on Xbox One. You don’t see Titanfall or CoD doing Xbox exclusives just because they’re recommended for Xbox One. What the hell bungie?

  • bob

    Because the cost is the same. Spending the same money for less content is bullshit pure and simple. I don’t care what Sony did. Bungie should know better then to turn it’s back on the people who literally made them what they are.

  • Stronghans

    They should be spending their money on keeping their servers up instead of all these pointless flashy adds and useless dlc

  • Tonatiuh

    I can’t believe that Bungie would stab us Xbox users in the back… After the years of loyalty and love when they were making the Halo series they give the Xbox no exclusive items at all… wow…