Now this is a little surprising. The buzz around Battlefield Hardline has felt much cooler than you'd expect from a game in the franchise. Maybe it was the somewhat disastrous launch of Battlefield 4 or the fact that Hardline is a new spin off for the series. From my temperature checks previously though, the game just hasn't felt like it has had a huge buzz around it.
Turns out I was wrong. Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline Steve Papoutsis took to Twitter to share that the beta, which started on February 3rd, has surpassed 5 million users. He said:
Wow, we've passed 5 MILLION players in the #BFHardline beta! So proud of our team. Glad you're having fun and keep that feedback coming.
— Steve Papoutsis (@leveluptime) February 8, 2015
Those are huge numbers. I'd be interested to see the retention on that number and see the average number of games played by each player. I had a few rounds myself, but I can't say anything was really demanding I stick with it. I'm hoping to see more from the game in the future.