With the window set to shut tonight, Visceral Games has unveiled a series of statistics for Battlefield: Hardline‘s ongoing beta test, confirming that over six million players logged hours into the early build of the cops vs. robbers shooter.
In tandem with the announcement, the studio’s general manager, Steve Papoutsis, assured fans that even though the game is a mere five weeks away from launch, the developing team is accruing important in-game data to enhance the multiplayer experience.
Now, I know what you’re asking yourself. We’re just five weeks away from the launch of Battlefield: Hardline, how could we possibly be acting on that feedback? Well, I can assure you we are. In fact, we’ve already been prioritizing changes for things fans are talking about. So you’ve still got a chance to be heard. The beta will end Monday night, February 9th Pacific Time. So get in there if you haven’t had a chance yet.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the community one more time. We love the two way dialogue we’ve established. And now that you’ve driven millions of miles in Hotwire, you’ve stolen billions of dollars in Heist, and you’ve continued to show mad love for Conquest, we can’t wait until you get a chance to play the whole package. We have seven multiplayer modes, nine diverse maps and a full single player campaign that’s like nothing Battlefield has ever seen before.
Battlefield: Hardline has bore the brunt of heightened apprehension in the months leading up to release. Given that the tumultuous launch of Battlefield 4 is still fresh in the minds of the franchise’s core fanbase, there’s a particular kind of expectation now tethered to Visceral Games’ maiden entry into the series. Still, the fact that six million FPS devotees tried their hand at the beta connotes that there is still a vested interest in Hardline, even if it is lumbered with caution.
For the sake of perspective, that’s a little more than the amount that Destiny pulled in during its own beta test, though it’s worth keeping in mind that Hardline has the advantage of releasing on PC as opposed to Bungie’s shared-world shooter.
Battlefield: Hardline will blast onto consoles and PC on March 17. Tell us, did you get the chance of testing out the game’s beta? If so, let us know your experience in the comments.