GameSentral Rewind 096

 This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Battlefield 1 beta had 13.2 million players

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1’s beta had 13.2 million players, making it EA’s biggest beta in history.

According to an infographic for the beta, that figure is more than double the strength for the British and Ottoman Empires deployed to the Middle East during World War I.

Assault was the most popular class deployed with 30 percent of players using it. Trailing behind were the Scout class (28 percent), Support (21 percent), and then Medic (10 percent)

Other notable stats include 28.9 million melee kills, 13 million armored train kills, and 62.2 million kills while on horseback.

EA will be balancing the Light Tank for the game’s full release, after it “performed a little too well.”

Battlefield 1 launches on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One Oct. 21.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed until 2017

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed to Q1 2017, according to Ubisoft.

The delay will help the development team achieve the goal of making sure the game experience “meets the high expectations of fans.”

No exact release date has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.

Yoshida: No Man’s Sky didn’t have “great PR strategy”

No Man's Sky

Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida understands why fans have felt let down by No Man’s Sky, and blames Hello’s PR strategy.

“I understand some of the criticisms [that] especially [director] Sean Murray is getting because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from day one.

“It wasn’t a great PR strategy, because he didn’t have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer.

“I am super happy with the game, and I’m amazed with the sales the game has gotten, so I’m not the right person to judge if it has ‘harmed’ the PlayStation brand. I personally don’t think so. If anything, I am proud that people can play No Man’s Sky on PS4 as well as PC.”

-Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Worldwide Studios president

 

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