Destiny fans will finally get to race Sparrows—for three weeks only

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Start your Sparrow engines, and get ready for some entirely fresh Destiny content.

At the PlayStation Experience fan event held on Saturday,Destiny developer Bungie revealed the Sparrow Racing League, a three-week event that will take place on an easy virtual course on Mars and a more difficult course on Venus. Special racing suits and unique vehicle designs will be integral parts of the event, with new items added for microtransaction purchases.

If the event is successfuland, given the popularity of the little bikes, that seems likelyBungie could incorporate fan feedback into other Sparrow racing events in the future.

Sparrows are fast, nimble vehicles in Destiny that resemble a cross between a racing motorcycle and a speeder bike from Star Wars. They are so quick, so agile, and so much fun to drive that Destiny fans have been asking for something interesting to do with them ever since the game was launched in September 2014. Bungie was apparently listening to fans who wanted to do more than just drive their Sparrows around from place to place.

Destinysmicrotransaction system will also be supported by the Sparrow Racing League. The Bungie blog post announcing the Sparrow racing event says that Eververse Trading will have some flair to make the event a little more fun, and a little more stylish.

Eververse sells vanity items that have to be purchased with Silver, Destinys in-game currency that must be purchased with real-world money.

The Sparrow Racing League opens on Dec. 8, and ends on Dec. 29. Whether therell be more opportunities to race the bikes in the future remains to be seenbut considering that Sparrow racing is based on fan input in the first place, more chances to ride sounds like a reasonable outcome.

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