The Destiny Beta Was Played by Over 4.6 Million
Written Wednesday, July 30, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Activision and Bungie have today confirmed the player numbers for the Destiny beta, through which the developer gathered vital data to refine the game as it edges ever-closer to its impending September launch. Commencing on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on July 17th and closing on the evening of Sunday, July 27th, the beta attracted over 4.6 million players.
To be precise, the Destiny beta saw 4,638,937 unique players taking part, making it the largest ever beta for a new game IP and the biggest beta to date for this console generation, according to Activision.
“This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response. But the beta is just a taste of what’s to come. We’re counting down the days to our launch day, September 9th.”
Bungie COO Pete Parsons added: “We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta. We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
Destiny will be releasing for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 on September 9th.