Bungie has confirmed that the Destiny beta will begin sometime in the summer.
Speaking during its latest investors call, President and CEO Eric Hishberg said, "Together, we are bringing gamers an ambitious and innovative game which combines the intensity of great first-person action, with the character investment and social connections of an RPG in an immense connected universe. We believe the game is on track to deliver record pre-orders for a new franchise, a public beta is planned for summer and we expect to launch the game on September 9.
"We look forward to expanding this universe for years to come and you'll see much more in the months ahead."
The Destiny beta will be available first to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners.