The final number for the beta weekend was a staggering 6.4 million players, making it the biggest beta ever for a new IP on current generation platforms. Of course, that number includes all the various platforms, but it’s still staggering.
“We want to thank the millions of people who joined in on The Division’s Open Beta,” said, Magnus Jansen, creative director. “We hope everybody enjoyed playing, and we think the beta is going to help ensure a great launch for the game. We’re looking forward to everyone getting their hands on the full game when The Division is released on March 8th.”
On average, players spent 4 hours and 52 minutes as an activated sleeper agent, journeying through The Division’s pandemic-stricken New York City. More than one third of that time was spent in The Division’s unique and challenging player-versus-player (PVP) environment, the Dark Zone, with more than 2.5 million players going rogue.
This wasn’t just an opportunity for PC gamers to test the water of the upcoming title, the Beta was an opportunity for Ubisoft to test its online infrastructure as well as changes and updates made to the game.
It also served as a chance for millions of players to try the game for the first time and provide their feedback to Ubisoft. With record breaking participation and engagement, Ubisoft is now looking ahead to The Division’s official release next month.
‘Thanks so much to the millions who joined The Division’s Beta, we hope everyone enjoyed playing the game as much as we enjoy making it,’ The Division Dev Team wrote on a blog post, ‘ See you early March in New York City, Agents!’