X

REGISTER TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR NEWS AND GET ALERTS
ON Destiny

Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions
No thanks, take me to EGMNOW
X
Customize your news
for instant alerts on
Destiny
Register below
(it only takes seconds)
Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions


X
X
Destiny


 

Activision has announced that over 4.6 million players took part in the recent Destiny beta, making it the largest console beta for a new IP to date.

The beta began on July 17 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 beta key holders, then following some maintenance on July 21 and 22 the beta returned with Xbox 360 and Xbox One beta key holders allowed to join the fun on July 23. Finally, Activision and Bungie opened the beta up to everyone with an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus account before it officially ended on July 27.

“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 Publishing 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.”

“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta,” added Bungie COO Pete Parsons. “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 is set to launch September 9 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Over 4.6 million people participated in the Destiny beta

By Matthew Bennett | 07/30/2014 09:02 AM PT

News

Activision has announced that over 4.6 million players took part in the recent Destiny beta, making it the largest console beta for a new IP to date.

The beta began on July 17 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 beta key holders, then following some maintenance on July 21 and 22 the beta returned with Xbox 360 and Xbox One beta key holders allowed to join the fun on July 23. Finally, Activision and Bungie opened the beta up to everyone with an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus account before it officially ended on July 27.

“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 Publishing 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.”

“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta,” added Bungie COO Pete Parsons. “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 is set to launch September 9 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89