Activision have launched free trials for Destiny on all platforms, letting would-be Guardians try out the game before deciding whether or not to buy.
The trial offers a "sampling of character creation and progression, story mission content, along with cooperative and social activities." Should you decide to upgrade to the full game, any progress will be transferred, as long as you buy the full game for the same console family that you played the trial on.
For example, if you trialled the game on PlayStation 3, you would be able to transfer progress to the full version on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4, but not to Xbox 360 or Xbox One.
On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the trial requires 40 GB of hard drive space, and is available until an unspecified end date. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 demos, meanwhile, require 6 GB of hard drive space, and will be available until January 6, 2015.
The Destiny trail can be obtained through PlayStation Network for PS3 and PS4, and Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.