It hasn’t’ always been easy for 343 Industries, with the Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch that saw many gamers frustrated with severe lag, and constant network errors.
But now they have a reason to smile as Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta managed to achieve 2.5 Million Hours and 20 Million Matches Played.
“This was a huge endeavor for everyone on the Halo 5 team and one that we approached with nervous excitement,” said Josh Holmes, Executive Producer on the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. “We’re thrilled with the results – the level of engagement and response from our community shattered all of our expectations.”
343 Industries was also busy snooping on customer feedback …
“Throughout the beta we monitored feedback channels including web forums, reddit, Twitter, Facebook and our newly launched Halo Community Feedback Program. From these sources we tracked literally thousands of pieces of detailed feedback,” said Holmes. “The team has spent the past few weeks poring over player feedback from the aforementioned sources and from this we have developed an extensive list of improvements for the game, including adjustments to Spartan Abilities, Weapons, Competitive Skill Ranking and much more.”