In news that bodes well for the game’s upcoming launch next month, Electronic Arts and DICE revealed that more than nine players logged in to play the recent Star Wars Battlefront Beta. Per EA, this makes the beta version the largest in the history of EA.
Star Wars Battlefront’s Senior Producer, Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, released the following statement on the huge milestone:
“Impressive. Most Impressive.” Yesterday, the Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM beta surpassed a major milestone: more than nine million players logged in and played. That makes this the single largest beta in the history of EA. We could not be happier that so many of you wanted to come in to get a small taste of what our passionate team has been working on.
Ever since we revealed Star Wars Battlefront back in April, we knew the beta would be a huge test for our game. After all, the beta has been one of the most talked about topics around the game over the last six months, and it was exciting (and a little nerve racking if I’m being completely honest) to open it up to the world.
And like Han Solo at the end of A New Hope, we’re glad you showed up. Even more importantly than just showing up, you’ve been spending a lot of time playing, having a great time and leaving us some invaluable feedback, as we continue to tune and balance the game until launch on November 17, 2015 in North America, and November 19, 2015 in Europe.
On behalf of the team at DICE, and everyone at EA, thank you for playing. We hope you enjoyed what you played in the beta, which is just a small part of the overall experience. There’s a lot more to the game, including all of our multiplayer modes and mission types.
Thank you, and may the Force be with you, always.
Star Wars Battlefront officially launches on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The first DLC for the game, The Battle of Jakku, is due out on December 1 for players who pre-ordered the game and December 8 for everyone else. That’s just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters on December 18.