At the conclusion of the beta test for Battlefield: Hardline, next month’s newest installment of the popular shooter franchise managed to include over 7 million individual testers. This shows that the beta period received a massive boost from the previously confirmed 6 million users who had taken part in the Battlefield: Hardline test according to an Inquisitr report from earlier this month.
EA and Visceral took the time late last week to thank everyone that helped test Battlefield: Hardline in a post from the game’s official website. Fans were reassured that the feedback they provided during the beta period has really helped shape the title’s development. Battlefield: Hardline Lead Multiplayer Designer Thad Sasser spoke on behalf of the team to share how they felt about the large number of gamers who participated in the recent beta.
“I’ll tell you what we think: we think “wow.” Over 7 million players jumped in for some Hardline-flavored action. That’s an insane amount – far more than we expected. And you know what? We handled it.”
With Battlefield: Hardline is set to release next month, Sasser shared his excitement over how well the game’s online systems are performing under massive player traffic. Users who actually did experience a bug during the Hardline beta were particularly thanked for their help. Every issue that players discovered will give Visceral a change to address before the next Battlefield game launches.
“Everything came together and functioned well – I won’t say flawlessly due to some issues – but all in all it was a very successful Beta. If you’re one of the few players that had issues and reported them, thank you for paving the way for a smooth launch starting March 17.”
Even though there are only a few weeks left before the launch of Battlefield: Hardline, the developer wants gamers to know that they will continue to look through all of the feedback that they gathered throughout the beta test.
“We’re still analyzing the feedback, metrics, and data from the Beta. Don’t expect sweeping changes in balance or design; we don’t plan on upsetting the apple cart. Remember that we’re always listening and that we welcome constructive dialog about the gameplay. At the same time we want to make sure that our collective vision for Hardline gets a chance to be expressed.”
Earlier last week, EA also shared player-statistics from the recent Battlefield: Hardline beta. The team released an infographic that showed what 7 million beta participants accomplished during the test. The beta stats revealed some interesting details on how much money was stolen and how many robbers were taken down.
Battlefield: Hardline releases on March 17 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and last-gen consoles. Are you excited that the series’ newest entry will depict the war-on-crime rather than a more traditional military engagement?
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