Betas are getting more and more popular with every passing year.
And after the play test for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception ended, Sony revealed the numbers : as it turns out, the beta was the biggest on the PlayStation 3 to date. Around 1.53 million players participated in the multiplayer fun and the stats are pretty impressive. There were 362 total years of match time, 48 billion shots were fired, and there were 1.9 million kills. You know, that works out to about 1,200 kills per player, so it's clear that most beta testers spent a great deal of time with this one. Were you part of one of those 22 million matches?
Fans of the multiplayer in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves have complained about the tweaks found in Uncharted 3 , but it seems like the majority of beta participants really enjoyed their time. It also helped that Sony's Welcome Back program let plenty of members assume the Plus status for a month, thereby letting just about everyone into the beta early.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3