Those of you who played the Beta for Destiny know just how slick and polished the game already is. It not only plays well, but it also looks and feels very ready. So, how much will it change before launch? Activision says not a lot.
During Activision’s financial conference call for Q2 of fiscal year 2014, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg explained that the Beta had been very successful. The feedback was almost entirely positive and Bungie learned what tweaks are necessary to optimize the game.
But I would describe this as tweaks and not major changes, as we saw the fundamentals of the game to be very strong. And the good news is because we got 4.6 million players into the beta we were able to test the back-end in scale and it performed really well and stably.
We think we’re ready for a great launch with a great partner in Bungie.
Gavin already told you some of the changes he’d like to see before the game is released in September – do you guys think these would count as tweaks or “major changes”? The fundamentals of the game certainly are strong, but would you also like to see the loot system changed, or perhaps the PvP improved? Would you be happier with a bigger, longer version of the Destiny Beta as the final game, or were there more things that you were hoping would be expanded before release?
I’m quite please with the way this Beta went – it’s much nicer when the Beta is closer to the finished product than an Alpha. This should hopefully mean that the game will have a more successful launch with a product that people already know and love.
Last Updated: August 6, 2014