It sounds like an odd thing to say, but so often it feels like betas run these days as a showcase of things to come. A glorified demo, if you will.
With Halo 5: Guardians, though, it’s going to have a “real” beta. It’s set to run from December 27 through to January 15—almost a full year ahead of the game’s release—with 343 Industries closely monitoring everything players do.
Speaking to Eurogamer, 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross said the test is not just a showcase, but an important part of the development process.