Within the newest This Week at Bungie weblog publish, the aforementioned Bungie revealed some juicy statistics in regards to the state of the Future franchise. In Future’s lifetime, for the reason that first sport launched seven years in the past, the 2 video games within the sequence have had over 187 million distinctive gamers who’ve collectively performed 9.8 billion hours of the sport. For reference, 10 billion hours equates to “about 1,100,000 years,” which is a fairly staggeringly excessive quantity.
187 million gamers is a very excessive quantity for any sport or sequence to boast. For comparability, the free-to-play Name of Obligation Warzone—arguably one of the well-liked franchises on the planet—reached 100 million players just shy of a year from its initial launch.
These two numbers collectively reveal a median playtime for any participant of about 53 hours. Many longtime Future gamers have stats far exceeding that, nevertheless. For instance, my very own Future 2 stats present me with a playtime of 3158 hours (which I’ll be including to later tonight), with an extra 1259 hours logged in Future 1, for a complete of 4417 hours within the sequence. That’s greater than 83 instances the common.
Given the averages, Bungie ought to have the ability to proudly boast 10 billion hours performed someday inside the subsequent two months on the most, and sure in a lot much less time given the current recognition surge that Future 2 has loved. Current statistics show concurrent player counts only increasing with each new season over the past yr.
These stats come alongside some celebration at huge numbers for the Trials of Osiris rework that came about final weekend. Future 2’s top-tier aggressive PvP mode, Trials had suffered in the past, however current modifications and a renewed deal with the PvP expertise made this previous weekend one of the populated Trials weekends ever.
- 750k gamers performed Trials – greater than we now have seen for the reason that early days of Future 2. Not solely that, 120k of these have been first-time-ever gamers, and one other 470k hadn’t performed not too long ago.
- 237k gamers went flawless, with 105K gamers going flawless for the primary time ever!
- A mean of 30% of lively gamers performed Trials every day this weekend, topping out at over 32% on Saturday. No day prior had ever gone above 21%.
- Over 2.8M hours of Trials have been performed this weekend, eclipsing the best prior single week complete by a whopping 600K hours!
In addition they included a graph of the final yr and a half of Trials (for the reason that mode was reintroduced in March 2020), to indicate simply what an enormous leap this weekend was.
The massive numbers listed here are the brand new and lapsed gamers that Trials introduced on this final weekend. Nonetheless, Bungie is making further tweaks to the mode to make sure that everybody’s expertise is enjoyable and rewarding. Notably, some specialised skill-based matchmaking will kick in and help gamers who’re occurring shedding streaks the place their matches are blowouts they usually aren’t profitable a single spherical. Bungie guarantees you may’t simply tank your rank to ensure simple matches although. Begin profitable matches, and also you’ll be kicked proper again into the usual matchmaking pool.
There can even be modifications to attempt to match Flawless gamers collectively extra usually, and a change to the matchmaking display screen in order that gamers can’t see in the event that they’ve matched with solo gamers or groups.
Bungie is making ready to launch the next major Destiny 2 expansion, The Witch Queen, early subsequent yr, utilizing the subsequent sixth months to construct a strong basis for the modifications which are incoming. The Witch Queen ought to have a renewed deal with PvP usually, with new maps and modes incoming, and this Trials revamp to get extra gamers enjoying has been a significant piece of that puzzle.
With spectacular numbers throughout, Bungie has definitively proven that Future 2 isn’t going anyplace because it continues to develop, boasting numbers that any impartial developer needs to be pleased with, significantly after breaking away from one of the video game industry’s biggest publishers. The truth is, we all know that Bungie has plans to proceed Future 2 no less than by The Ultimate Form enlargement, anticipated to launch in early 2024, doubtless with a full yr of content material past that. Bungie even teases extra to return after that conclusion of the Gentle and Darkness Saga.
What number of hours have you ever contributed in direction of the full lifetime hours in Future? Are you considered one of 187 million Guardians?