Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Was the Biggest Ever on PS4, Saw Millions of Players

August 28, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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After running the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta from August 19 – 23 on PlayStation 4, Activision announced today that it has become the biggest beta in PS4 history.

Without giving specific numbers, Activision says the beta was played by millions of gamers and “set new marks on PS4 delivering the most downloads, gameplay sessions, and hours of gameplay to date,” according to them and Sony.

Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia said:

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 at SCEA, added:

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.

Ahead of Black Ops 3’s launch on November 6, Activision says the beta “provided critical feedback and technical data at scale for the Treyarch development team to further fine-tune and polish.”