With Tom Clancy’s The Division beta coming to a close this weekend they released some numbers to let everyone know just how successful the trial run was. More than 6.4 million players jumped online to download and explore the desolate streets of New York City in The Division beta which makes the largest beta for a new intellectual property on the current generation platforms. The Division is Ubisoft’s take on a role playing third person shooter that is in an open world letting you explore New York City as they are amidst a crisis caused by a virus that was spread through currency.
Ubisoft let us know that the average play time for those 6.4 million players was about 5 hours with 2 of those being spent in the unique player versus player area the dark zone. That equates to over 32 million hours of gameplay in the beta and, impressively, I didn’t hear of any of my friends playing it having any server issues. Ubisoft mentioned that while in the dark zone, about 50% of the players turned rogue at some point while playing and that over 63 million contaminated items were extracted from the area.
The Division is set to launch in just a couple of weeks on March 8th so that people can get their fill of the actual game. The alpha and betas were pretty limited even in what they allowed you to see as far as upgrading skills and abilities. I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on the finished product and explore all the streets of New York as I try to find better weapons and armor and enjoy the game with friends.
Were you part of the 6.4 million players that were involved in the open beta test for The Division? If so, what did you think of it and are you planning on purchasing the game when it is released early next month? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.