My expectations? You just described exactly what beta tests are supposed to be. They're supposed to allow people to test beta builds of games so that they have feedback while there's still time to make meaningful improvements. What you described previously is advertising disguised as testing.WhoLikesChicken wrote:I think Ubisoft, Activision, and EA have all had huge games with betas occurring 1 month-2 weeks before a games launch recently (past 2 years). And if my memory serves me right, at least EA and Activision had games that put tweaks into day 1 patches thanks to the feedback from the betas.JustAlex1997 wrote:It wouldn't be a beta build this close to release, so that still doesn't leave adequate time for improvements.WhoLikesChicken wrote:I'd bet the beta date is announced at E3, or is announced as a "and you can play it now" thing during E3. I imagine we'll get a strong couple minutes of campaign gameplay, and a small intro into MP too. Or maybe reverse that depending on what their focus for secret keeping is.
It seems more to me like your expectations from the beta is a pretty early version of the game to play that will have some decently impactful changes between then and launch.
That's what they did with Halo 5, and everyone focused on the changes between beta and launch that they percieved as negative. No one discussed the positive changes to gameplay between the two. That negative publicity outcome is why I think the beta will be closer to release as mainly a server stress test.
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