Creston wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 11:25:
With 5 million people registered for beta, it’s clear that a large number of fans are eager to
jump online and experience everything the game has to offer play an MMO for free to see if it's any good.
Let us know how many people subscribe after their first month is over.
True, but they see those five million as a good benchmark to gauge market size and interest. It wasn't a year+ long open beta like PoE or something so IMO that's a rather good number - 5 million. Also shows that PC is still a great platform to target for MMOs.
IMO the beta, as it was done, was sort of a mistake. The bugs were off-putting. They should have had a staggered, three day free pre-launch trial for everyone, or something.
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