Walmart has begun sending emails to some customers explaining that due to demand issues, certain pre-orders for the Ghost Edition of Destiny are being cancelled. The retailer is offering either a conversion to the Limited Edition of the game or a full refund. With Walmart being unable to fulfil all of the orders for Ghost Edition of Destiny, it suggests that the package will be truly limited. This is unlike many special editions of games that are available long after launch. Neither Activision or Bungie have commented on the situation and no other retailers are known to be cancelling pre-orders so far.
The Ghost Edition of Destiny was announced earlier in the month. It includes a number of bonuses compared to the standard and limited editions of the game. These include a steel box, a replica of a Ghost and letters of introduction that reveals background story to Destiny. The Ghost Edition also contains postcards, exclusive items and weapons for use within the game. It also comes with the Guardian Folio, which includes:
- “Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. You will learn the truth.
- Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
- Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
- Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has also provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
- A Unique Ghost Casing
- An Exclusive Player Emblem
- An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
- Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass
Destiny is set to launch September 9 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. A PC version has been mooted, though Bungie are yet to formally announce whether the game will eventually see a release on the platform. A beta for the game has been ongoing for the last few days. It is now back online following a brief downtime for maintenance.