Activision announced that Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta was the biggest Beta ever on the PS4. The Beta didn’t just take the “biggest” title, but it also had the “most downloads, gameplay sessions, and hours of gameplay to date.”.
All of this was achieved in just five days, started August 19 and ended on August 23. This shows how much Call of Duty: Black Ops III is anticipated among fans of the franchise. We will wait and see if it can do the same on Xbox One and PC.
Activision Publishing Senior vice President and general manager of Call of Duty commented:
“This is about making sure we deliver to our fans the best possible game at launch. Becoming the biggest beta on PS4 speaks to the excitement felt by gamers and the quality of work by Treyarch. And remember, this beta is just a fraction of the overall multiplayer experience and a portion of what’s coming on November 6 when the full game – spanning campaign, multiplayer and Zombies hits worldwide.”
Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia also accompanied the press release with a comment:
“We’ve been looking forward to getting the game into the hands of the people that matter most – the fans. We can’t thank them all enough for participating and providing us with invaluable feedback and data that Treyarch is already hard at work incorporating into the game for launch. Our goal is to deliver the best Day One experience possible and this beta – along with the input from our passionate community of fans – has helped position us to do just that.”
Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes also expressed his satisfaction:
“Played by millions of PlayStation fans around the world, the response to the beta was massive and shows the strength when bringing together the best-selling console franchise with the best-selling game console. Signaling an impressive start of a new era for PlayStation and this famed franchise, there was no better way to welcome Call of Duty to its new home on PlayStation 4.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases on November 6 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.