Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer Beta Reaches 6M Players
Visceral's Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta was out for less than a week, but still saw a fairly significant turnout from would-be cops and robbers.
In a post on EA's The Beat, Steve Papoutsis, Visceral Games' vice president and general manager, wrote that there were over six million players in the upcoming first-person shooter's open beta. Mostly, Papoutsis seems to want to assure Battlefield Hardline players that the feedback Visceral Games is getting from this open beta really does matter. "We’ve already been prioritizing changes for things fans are talking about. So you’ve still got a chance to be heard," Papoutsis explained.
If you recall, it was big news when Destiny reported in with 4.5 million players during its beta. At the time, that was the most ever for a new IP. However, as many of you know, Destiny isn't available on PC, which is likely what gave Hardline the edge in the number of players participating in the early preview. Both numbers are a far cry from Heroes of the Storm's nine million beta players, but Blizzard fans are a rare breed.
If you want a chance to be heard, you can still get in on the beta although it does close tonight, Monday, Feb. 9. After the beta is over you can look forward to the game's release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 17.