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Gears of War


 

Over the course of two weeks, over 1.6 million gamers took part in the Gears of War 4 beta.

Microsoft PR announced the numbers in a statement following the April 2016 NPD report, describing Gears of War 4 as “what is expected to be our biggest game of the year.” While the number of players might pale in comparison to those of other recent betas?say, Overwatch‘s record-breaking 9.7 million?Gears 4 had the notable disadvantage of only being available on Xbox One, so the potential user base was much lower to begin with.

Gears of War 4‘s beta was two-part, with first a closed beta (available to those who purchased the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition) and an open beta. The closed beta ran from April 18th through 24th, with the open beta running the following week.

Gears of War 4 launches on Xbox One on October 11th.

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Gears of War 4 beta numbers foreshadow Microsoft’s ‘biggest game of the year’

By Matt Buchholtz | 05/13/2016 02:00 PM PT

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Over the course of two weeks, over 1.6 million gamers took part in the Gears of War 4 beta.

Microsoft PR announced the numbers in a statement following the April 2016 NPD report, describing Gears of War 4 as “what is expected to be our biggest game of the year.” While the number of players might pale in comparison to those of other recent betas?say, Overwatch‘s record-breaking 9.7 million?Gears 4 had the notable disadvantage of only being available on Xbox One, so the potential user base was much lower to begin with.

Gears of War 4‘s beta was two-part, with first a closed beta (available to those who purchased the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition) and an open beta. The closed beta ran from April 18th through 24th, with the open beta running the following week.

Gears of War 4 launches on Xbox One on October 11th.

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About Matt Buchholtz

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Matt learned how to play video games from his grandma, who bravely adventured with him through the “terrifying” halls of Shadowgate. He plays a lot of Dungeons & Dragons on a podcast with comedians. Find him on Twitter @mattisgrounded