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

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

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.