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Now Loading: Have Betas Sold You on a Game?

July 25, 2017Written by Staff

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The (recently extendedDestiny 2 beta has been the talk of the town lately. It’s been a divisive one around the PlayStation LifeStyle staff, as we’ve ran the whole gamut of being amazed by the opening story level to walking away rather unimpressed. While Bungie’s upcoming shooter may be the most high-profile beta, it’s hardly the only one currently running as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 and Happy Dungeons have open betas currently running as well.

All of these ongoing betas got us thinking about if betas actually help game sales. It’s not uncommon to hear from someone that cancelled their pre-order after being unimpressed with a beta, and while they are used for fine-tuning & feedback purposes, there’s no denying that betas can be huge marketing tools when used correctly. That’s why the question we posed in this week’s Now Loading was “has a beta ever sold you on a game?”

Check out the gallery below to find out what the staff answered:

Now that you’ve seen our takes, we’d love to see what you think about game betas. Feel free to chime in below!

Got a suggestion for our next Now Loading? Let us know via email (or leave a comment below), and we might feature it next week with credit!

Now Loading is a weekly recurring feature where the PlayStation LifeStyle staff discusses anything video game-related ranging from hot topics to more whimsical subjects. Past editions can be found here.

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