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After a false start on Wednesday, Microsoft has officially announced that Xbox One owners can now pre-purchase and pre-load the digital version of Bungie's long awaited sci-fi shooter Destiny.

There are actually two versions of the game players can purchase and pre-load; the regular pre-order edition for $59.99 and the Digital Guardian Edition for $89.99 that has a number of extra in-game content items and free access to the Destiny Expansion Pass, for downloading two post-release DLC packs.

  • Xbox One Destiny Pre-Order Edition, available starting today for $59.99, including the standard game, plus access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus

  • Xbox One Destiny Digital Guardian Edition, available starting today for $89.99, including the standard game, plus access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Shell, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and the Destiny Expansion Pass – an online pass for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn

Pre-loading means that Xbox One owners will be able to download most of the files for Destiny well ahead of the game's September 9th release date. The final bits of the game will be unlocked at 12:01 am Pacifc time on that day.

What do you think of Microsoft offering the digital version of Destiny for pre-loading on the Xbox One?

Source: Major Nelson