With the Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta uprooting from PlayStation platforms and making the jump to Xbox, Treyarch and Activision have revealed some interesting statistics from the early bout of testing. For one, both publisher and developer revealed that the beta now stands as the largest ever to grace PlayStation platforms, where it debuted as per the new-fangled licensing agreement between Sony and the IP’s parent company, Activision.
Granted, both parties were light on specifics, though reportedly “millions” partook in the Black Ops III vertical slice while it was live last week. In fact Treyarch even extended the length of the testing for an extra day on PlayStation platforms, which likely had a marked impact on these final numbers.
Here’s the official word from Treyarch’s Studio Boss, Mark Lamia:
“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.”
Such was the popularity of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III test that it led Treyarch to roll out a content update for the vertical slice, boosting the level cap in the beta all the while introducing a pair of new maps. From this point on, expect the studio to double down on the ongoing Xbox and PC beta, before pooling in feedback in order to fine-tune and polish the anticipated shooter prior to its release in a few months’ time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on November 6. Tell us, did you participate in the beta?