Posted Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 01:22 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
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In an announcement that could have been predicted months ago, Activision has related that last week's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' multiplayer PS4 beta has gone down as the biggest beta in PS4 history. With the announcement, the likes of 'Destiny,' 'Battlefield Hardline,' 'Evolve' and even 'Street Fighter V' are left with the a second place or worse standing.
Initially, preordering was the only way for players access to the beta, but eventually all PS4 owners were given access. With the PS4 beta having concluded with "millions" of players having tried the four map MP Core beta, the beta is now being played by millions more on the Xbox One and PC.
This August beta taste comes well ahead of the November 6th release date, and has been a first for the popular series.
The beta appeared first on the PS4 as part of new relationship which will see PlayStation as the 'Call of Duty' lead platform, with timed exclusivity coming for the game's DLC.
From Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America, "Played by millions of PlayStation fans around the world, the response to the beta was massive and shows the strength when bringing together the best-selling console franchise with the best-selling game console. Signaling an impressive start of a new era for PlayStation and this famed franchise, there was no better way to welcome Call of Duty to its new home on PlayStation 4."
Hopefully, in addition to the great user response, the beta feedback and performance should be a trove of information for the developer.
From Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch, "We've been looking forward to getting the game into the hands of the people that matter most - the fans. We can't thank them all enough for participating and providing us with invaluable feedback and data that Treyarch is already hard at work incorporating into the game for launch. Our goal is to deliver the best Day One experience possible and this beta - along with the input from our passionate community of fans - has helped position us to do just that."
For our impressions from playing the beta, including details on the beta contents, see here.
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