April “Best Month in History” for Engagement on Xbox One; 1.6 Million Players Tested Gears of War 4’s Beta

on May 12, 2016 7:03 PM

Microsoft announced with a press release that Gears of War 4‘s beta last month involved 1.6 million unique players, which is a quite nice result, even considering that everyone with an Xbox Live Gold account was invited.

Additionally, the announcement coming by way of Xbox Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols mentioned that Microsoft expects Gears of War 4 to be their “biggest game of the year,” while April is labeled as the “best month in history” for global engagement on Xbox One.

On top of that, we hear that gaming on Windows 10 is healthy, with a grand total of nine billion hours of gameplay logged since the operating system launch.

Incidentally, the note also mentioned that Microsoft will share more of its vision for Xbox One and Windows 10 at E3, even if probably this surprises absolutely no one.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.