Destiny Just Getting Tweaks and No Major Changes from Beta to Release: "Ready for a Great Launch"

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 5, 2014

Activision’s financial conference call for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 has just ended, and Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg gave more color on Destiny‘s beta and on the changes we can expect from here to release.

Hirshberg mentioned that the beta was very successful “both creatively and technologically, the biggest beta for this generation of consoles and the biggest beta ever for a new IP.” Everything was tested in scale and held up well.

While the feedback was nearly universally positive, Bungie learned a lot by watching players engage with the game and they’re making tweaks to optimize the game. It’s going to be an ongoing process to make it an even better experience.

Yet Hirshberg mentioned that we shouldn’t expect any major overhaul of the game:

But I would describe this as tweaks and not major changes, as we saw the fundamentals of the game to be very strong. And the good news is because we got 4.6 million players into the beta we were able to test the back-end in scale and it performed really well and stably.

We think we’re ready for a great launch with a great partner in Bungie.

Bring it on Activision. After playing the beta, my body could not be more ready.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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