Big beta world for Bungie game

Q: How many people do you expect to play the beta?

Jarrard: My expectation is it could be upwards of 3 million people. I think that's a fairly conservative estimate. Certainly there will never be a console beta of this magnitude. ...

Q: Will it run on the same online infrastructure?

Carney: There's a whole back end that supports the game, essentially servers that keep track of stats, handle matchmaking, handle the hoppers so when you go to play online you're going to get a list of the hoppers you can play, like 'I want to play [a session of] invasion' or 'I want to play slayer.' "

What the beta does is it helps us stress that, to really get a lot of people playing it, choosing games and voting, so we can see how those systems operate. ...

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