It has been revealed by Bungie, that more than 2.7 million gamers logged onto the ‘Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta’ during the 18 day test period in which players also logged more than 16 million hours of gameplay!
“It’s exceeded our expectations,” said Bungie Studios community director Brian Jarrard. “Our only real perspective going into this was the ‘Halo 3′ beta test, which had about 800,000 people. We knew there were a couple million copies of ‘ODST’ out there, but we really didn’t have any specific information that let us know what the population might be like.”
“There really is tons of analytical data that we need to derive from the beta test with regard to the network and back-end systems,” said “Halo: Reach” creative director Marcus Lehto. “We needed our fans to provide feedback. We needed a very large audience to hammer on this game, which allows us to use the data that really helps shape the final product.”
Halo: Reach will be the last Halo game developed by Bungie Studios, who have recently signed a 10 year deal with Activision to provide a new IP to multiple consoles in the near future.
Halo: Reach will be released worldwide on September 14th, 2010 in Standard, Limited and Legendary Editions.
Source: Yahoo Finance