The Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta was the largest beta in PlayStation 4 history, Activision announced.
According Activision and Sony Computer Entertainment, “millions of gamers” downloaded and played the beta, which delivered the “most downloads, gameplay sessions, and hours of gameplay to date.” Specific numbers were not announced.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III PlayStation 4 beta ran from August 19 to 24. An Xbox One and PC beta began on August 26 and runs through August 30.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 worldwide on November 6.
Find comments from company executives below.
Rob Kostich, senior vice president and general manager of Call of Duty, Activision Publishing
“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.”
Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch
“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.”
Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America
“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.”