The beta version of upcoming shooter Star Wars: Battlefront was played by over nine million people, according to statistics released by EA.
Almost 300 million kills were made with the game’s E-11 blaster, and both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker were spawned almost six million times each.
In a post on the game’s EA blog, Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, the game’s Senior Producer, said: “Ever since we revealed Star Wars Battlefront back in April, we knew the beta would be a huge test for our game. After all, the beta has been one of the most talked about topics around the game over the last six months, and it was exciting (and a little nerve racking if I’m being completely honest) to open it up to the world.”
The 9.5 million players averaged two and a half hours of play time each, giving a hint of heavy demand for the soon to be released game.
Star Wars: Battlefront will be released on November 17th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It picks up where the short-lived Battlefront series previously left off, giving players the chance to engage in large-scale multiplayer battles in well-known Star Wars locales.