Video game developer Naughty Dog may have had high hopes for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta before they released it just over two weeks ago, but they might not have expected it to actually become the largest online beta to ever appear on the PlayStation 3 console.
As Arne Meyer – Community Strategist at Naughty Dog – recently noted over on the blog.us.playstation.com website, the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta racked up more than 1.53 million unique players during its time online, making it the PS3’s largest ever online multiplayer beta.
In fact, Meyer has provided a list of some of the jaw-dropping stats from the multiplayer beta. For example, the 1.53 million unique players managed to complete a total of 22 million matches and in that time, a total of 48 billion shots were fired and 1.9 billion kills were made.
The total multiplayer beta time played works out at more than 362 years worth of matches, and the total cash collected was 1.4 trillion dollars. Naughty Dog says that although the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta has now ended, they will still keep the feedback forums open for a few more days.
As Meyer noted, this is to allow fans to post their closing thoughts on the multiplayer beta. Once they close the feedback forums, the developer will reopen the normal multiplayer discussion forum on NaughtyDog.com and will spend the next few weeks going through all the feedback.
The developer made several changes, tweaks and fixes during the multiplayer beta, and will make more improvements based upon players’ feedback. Those of you that are thinking of attending the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con next week will be pleased to know that Uncharted 3 will be making an appearance.
Naughty Dog will be taking a limited number of game types – which were featured in the multiplayer beta – to the PlayStation booth (located in the Exhibit Hall) all next week. They’ve also got an Uncharted 3 panel on Friday, as well as a number of announcements.
Don’t worry if you’re not attending the Comic-Con 2011 event however, as you’ll still get a chance to play the Uncharted 3 multiplayer in October by visiting a participating SUBWAY restaurant. Did you get a chance to participate in the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta?