Entries in 'beta' (20)

Battlefield 1 beta breaks records

Battlefield 1 beta breaks records

The recent open beta for DICE’s upcoming Battlefield 1 has broken EA records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Overwatch beta sees 9.7m players

Overwatch beta sees 9.7m players

A record-breaking number of gamers played the beta for Blizzard's upcoming release Overwatch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 13th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Gears of War 4 dev: Consumers think beta means highly-polished demo

Gears of War 4 dev: Consumers think beta means highly-polished demo

The studio head of Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has said the industry has ‘twisted’ what multiplayer betas mean. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Testing times: top QA and localisation firms talk VR, porn and multiplayer betas

Testing times: top QA and localisation firms talk VR, porn and multiplayer betas

You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for bug testing and localisation companies. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 12:43PM in News

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Oculus Rift launch is 'like a beta'

Oculus Rift launch is 'like a beta'

The arrival of Oculus Rift was akin to a video game test launch, says GAME.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 1st 2016 at 10:54AM in News
6.4 million people played The Division beta

6.4 million people played The Division beta

Ubisoft has revealed that the beta for its new online shooter IP The Division was played by a record-breaking 6.4 million gamers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 9:41AM in News
Rainbow Six Siege beta postponed days before launch

Rainbow Six Siege beta postponed days before launch

The open beta for the new Rainbow Six has been delayed due to technical problems.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Fallout 4's first update out now in beta

Fallout 4's first update out now in beta

The first patch for Fallout 4 is out now in beta for Steam users.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 25th 2015 at 3:55AM in News

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Street Fighter V tweaked to reduce gratuitous close-ups

Street Fighter V tweaked to reduce gratuitous close-ups

Eagle-eyed gamers have noticed that a recent update to the Street Fighter V beta has altered the way some of the female characters are presented on screen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard has detailed the beta release schedule for its upcoming multiplayer FPS Overwatch, with festivities kicking off next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Over 9m people played Star Wars Battlefront beta

Over 9m people played Star Wars Battlefront beta

EA has revealed that more than 9 million gamers tried the beta for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 13th 2015 at 4:27PM in News
Star Wars Battlefront beta scheduled for October

Star Wars Battlefront beta scheduled for October

EA has announced a beta for Star Wars Battlefront will arrive in early October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 6:27AM in News

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Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar's upcoming free-to-play re-release has entered closed beta, developer Carbine Studios has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2015 at 7:19AM in News
Capcom postpones Street Fighter V beta indefinitely

Capcom postpones Street Fighter V beta indefinitely

The Street Fighter V beta has been brought to a halt after a disastrous few days of server problems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2015 at 9:44AM in News
Capcom takes Street Fighter V beta offline in bid to fix server woes

Capcom takes Street Fighter V beta offline in bid to fix server woes

Having deactivated its servers only hours after going live, Capcom has now put a complete temporary stop to the Street Fighter V PS4 beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 3:28PM in News
Battlefield Hardline beta closes, having served 7m players

Battlefield Hardline beta closes, having served 7m players

EA has said that 7m people played the recent Battlefield Hardline beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 3:54PM in News

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Over 6m people tried the Battlefield Hardline beta

Over 6m people tried the Battlefield Hardline beta

Gamers got the chance to try EA’s next Battlefield game this weekend, and the numbers suggest significant interest in the multiplayer FPS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard has kicked off closed beta testing for its upcoming ‘online team brawler’ Heroes of the Storm.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 11:06AM in News
New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

Valve has added an FPS counter to Steam's overlay, allowing users to check the framerate of their games without having to use third-party software such as FRAPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 4:58AM in News
Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Planetside 2 beta is now expected out by the middle of this month on PlayStation 4, confirming the early release will miss its previously ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:34AM in News