Since Bungie stepped out onto the stage with Sony at last year's E3 we've known that the PS4 would be getting some early material for Destiny. The alpha was only playable on PS4, and Sony's console will be receiving the Destiny beta first next month too. But on top of that, it's been reported that Sony's stranglehold on certain bits and bobs of Destiny exclusivity could last a whole year.
That's a long time for Xbox One owners to have their noses smooshed up against the window.
Mind you, the exclusive content looks to cover a map, some weapons, gear, and ship customisation options. For some that might well matter, depending on the generosity of the exclusive content, for others succh things won't even register. But if you're concerned about not getting the full, complete Destiny experience this Amazon listing for the PS4 version of Destiny might make for curious reading:
For PlayStation 4 owners, Destiny offers Early access to the Beta on July 17th, and a free 30-Day PlayStation Plus Trial.
Exclusive content for PlayStation 4 owners includes the Exodus Blue Competitive Multiplayer Map, Dust Palace Strike, Weapons, Ships and Gear that will only be on PlayStation until at least Fall 2015.
That's a rather long time for a spot of bonus content, but it's indicative of the fine margins by which this console generation will be fought. All three console manufacturers have been buying up third-party exclusives, and where that's failed, they've been snapping up exclusive tidbits for major multiplatform releases. Microsoft have FIFA and Call of Duty, Sony have Battlefield and Destiny.
How much of a difference do these bits and bobs of bonus content matter to you in general, and how much does this affect your platform choice for Destiny? [MP1st]