While the term beta test has been used in all different contexts by developers and publishers, the original intent of a beta was to see how a game preforms under real-world circumstances. However, because many betas now launch just a f ew months before a game releases , many question whether the feedback actually helps let alone if it is heard. For Halo 5: Guardians , the December beta test was, for all intents and purposes, just that: a test. They also agreed that there were some areas that the online experience could improve, and this week talked a little bit about that. First and foremost, wanted to thank players for participating in the Halo 5 beta test.
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However, a problem with matchmaking has put a damper on its first day. But not all has gone smoothly on its first day out. The Halo series is one of the most popular franchises in the video game world. Bundling the entire storyline in one package is a smart way for Microsoft to try to bump up game sales and potentially lure new buyers to the Xbox One. But the game has gotten off to a rough start in its first day. Players have reported trouble with matchmaking. Specifically, people seeking for others to play with have been unable to find anyone.
Halo 5 Guardians Beta Screenshots and my first reaction/opinions of it
On February 1, the Industries development team working on Halo 5: Guardians has delivered a new server side update for the multiplayer side of the shooter that's designed to introduce a range of matchmaking changes for the experience, improving the experience that players get when they are searching for a match. A new official site update from the studio explains that the most recent tweaks are the result of a long-running process that started in December when the first beta for the shooter went live and allowed the company to see how the new system was working and which areas could be improved. Since the launch of Halo 5: Guardians in the fall of , the company has been collecting both player-related data via automated systems and the feedback they have been offering to enhance and tune matchmaking. According to the company, the plan is to address all the remaining 5 percent of matches by using code based, infrastructure and geographic solutions, with a new testing process set to be introduced early during next week. Apparently, Asia and South America represent two of the regions where Industries could improve the experience of players by getting ping under ms for more players.
Xbox One owners got a chance to try out the most anticipated exclusive of , Halo 5: Guardians, over the weekend, and some gameplay videos have made their way to the Internet. Developer Industries has hit a rough patch lately, what with all the Halo: The Master Chief Collection woes, and it has been tirelessly working on fixing the game's issues and trying to make up for its shortcomings. The game, a collection of the first four entries in the popular science fiction first-person shooter franchise, had what everyone in their right mind would consider a game-breaking issue, in the form of its multiplayer component not working for quite a while after its launch last month. Everyone who played the game since launch, between November 11 through December 19, will receive one month of free Xbox Live Gold access, as well as an exclusive in-game name plate and avatar, together with some free content in the future. The studio is also trying to shift focus from the troubles with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, bringing Halo 5: Guardians into the limelight, hoping to distract gamers with the glorious future that's in store for them.