Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - No Beta Plans; A Beta 'Is Not Practical' For Treyarch

DSOGaming writes: "And since Black Ops 2 has officially been revealed, a lot of questions arose for PC gamers. The most important one - in our opinion - was whether there would be a beta phase for Treyarch’s upcoming game or not. After all, a beta would give gamers the first look on the game and would certainly affect and improve the overall gameplay, right? Well, apparently Treyarch doesn’t feel that way."

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Crazyglues2418d ago (Edited 2418d ago )

Does Treyarch really need a beta when it's the same engine, if people want to know what it's going to play like-

Pop in Black Ops 1- it's not going to play much different from that game when it's using the same engine.


FlashXIII2418d ago

Was just to say the same thing.. if you want the beta of Blops 2 go play the original Blops or MW3.

Crazyglues2418d ago (Edited 2418d ago )

Looking @ the Disagrees

wait people really think it's going to play completely different from Black-ops 1 really???

So MW3 does not play nothing like MW2..?

TheModernKamikaze2418d ago

it's They're taste. We can't change them.

annus2418d ago

You must have beta and demo confused. A demo is to try the game, a beta is to test the game for server problems, bugs, how powerful everything is, etc.

t0mmyb0y2418d ago

Same CoD engine for years, yet there's always launch problems lol. How does that even make sense?

Fishy Fingers2418d ago

Numbers, no other game comes close to having to handle that amount of traffic through their system, or just the sheer scale of people actively trying to break it.

BinCs2418d ago

What does the same engine have to do with multiplayer mechanics? Give reasons that actually make sense.

WeskerChildReborned2418d ago

Well glitches from Black Ops won't be identical to glitches in Black Ops 2 so i think they should have a beta so if their are glitches or imbalances with weapons or killstreaks, they can fix them before the game releases.

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redDevil872418d ago

Prepare for many patches and overpowered weapons

WeskerChildReborned2418d ago

That's basically why they would need a beta hell even good games get betas.

Fishy Fingers2418d ago

Unless there's any radical feature changes, or they've messed with the online setup/netcode, don't think there's much a short beta could tell them that they don't already know.

AtomicGerbil2418d ago

No beta suggests there are no significant improvements to test. Another CoD I won't buy.

Paradicia2418d ago (Edited 2418d ago )

Just because there isn't a beta, doesn't mean their not doing internal tests themselves. Not every game needs a beta. Look at Halo 4 as an example of this. 343 are spending more time polishing and fixing the game internally. Betas take up huge chunks of precious development time. Think of the circumstances, before jumping to conclusions.

Edit: Disagree all you want, it's just common knowledge.

Edit 2: With all the cynicism thrown around N4G these days it's hard to tell who's serious and who's just a troll.

AtomicGerbil2418d ago (Edited 2418d ago )

Calm down, anyone would think I just shat in your handbag. Besides it was a throw away comment, if it was deathly serious I would have offered more substance.

FYI the disagree isn't mine.

Edit: I not even sure who's worse on this site, the CoD lovers or the haters. You have one side that can't acknowledge anything decent about the series, then the other side with rabid loyalty that are like a pack of wolves against anything negative.

Being stuck in the middle I still have a soft spot for CoD but the same fundamental flaws exist with every iteration that never gets addressed despite claims by IW, Treyarch or Activision to the contrary. This is why I haven't bought one since MW2, yet I will follow the news and comment in the hope that one day these issues are addressed and I can jump back on board.

supremacy2418d ago (Edited 2418d ago )

So that explains this...

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