Activision and Bungie have announced today that millions of people have played their upcoming game Destiny during the recent beta test to gather vital information in preparation for the launch on September 9th, 2014. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStatoin 3 beta test that began on July 17th and came to a close this past Sunday evening had 4,638,937 unique players participating.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing stated: “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. 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.”
Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie 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.”
It’s not surprising that this many people have wanted to get their hands on a little piece of early access, the game has already won numerous awards before the official launch has even occurred, and anyone who has played can clearly see why. What were your thoughts on the beta? Did you love it, hate it? What class are you going to play when the game launches on September 9th? Let us know in the comments below!