Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is “largest beta in PS4 history”

"Millions" of gamers downloaded and played the action-shooter's multiplayer beta, making it the biggest beta in PlayStation's 4 history.

The multiplayer beta of Call of Duty: Black Ops III has become the largest beta in Playstation 4 history, it’s publisher, Activision, have revealed.

Whilst no exact number was provided, the studio said “millions” of gamers downloaded and played the multiplayer beta of the next instalment in the action-shooter series, making it the largest beta in the console’s history.

Running from August 19th to August 23rd, the beta also offered critical feedback and technical data for Treyarch, the developers, ahead of the game’s November release date.

“This is about making sure we deliver to our fans the best possible game at launch,” said Rob Kostich, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Call of Duty, Activision Publishing.

“Becoming the biggest beta on PS4 speaks to the excitement felt by gamers and the quality of work by Treyarch. And remember, this beta is just a fraction of the overall multiplayer experience and a portion of what’s coming on 6th November when the full game – spanning campaign, multiplayer and Zombies hits worldwide.”

“We’ve been looking forward to getting the game into the hands of the people that matter most – the fans,” added Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch.

“We can’t thank them all enough for participating and providing us with invaluable feedback and data that Treyarch is already hard at work incorporating into the game for launch. Our goal is to deliver the best Day One experience possible and this beta – along with the input from our passionate community of fans – has helped position us to do just that.”

Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America, added: “Played by millions of PlayStation fans around the world, the response to the beta was massive and shows the strength when bringing together the best-selling console franchise with the best-selling game console.

“Signalling an impressive start of a new era for PlayStation and this famed franchise, there was no better way to welcome Call of Duty to its new home on PlayStation 4.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes players once again into a futuristic world, navigating the game with state of the art weaponry and advanced robotics.

Hitting stores on November 6th, it’ll be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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