The Finals recently closed its open beta test which took place over the past few days. Seems everyone loved the shooter as it managed to rake in over 7.5 million players.
During its peak on Steam, The Finals beta reached 229,992 players. The game even hit the top 10 active games on Steam during the testing period.
In a statement, Embark Studios thanked all the players for participating in the test.
The Open Beta has come to an end! An unforgettable week for us — a whopping 7.5 MILLION contestants entered the arena! Now it’s time for us to hunker down and get back to work on all the fixes and improvements you helped us identify. GG and until next time!
While the beta test was successful, it wasn’t without issues. The test saw some nasty server issues pop up during the first few days of running. In addition, matchmaking problems resulted in players being unable to find games. Embark then increased the server capacity which greatly helped the game.
Apart from server issues, The Finals has also been slammed for its use of AI-generated voices. Instead of using real people to voice the cast in the game, Embark went with AI-generated text-to-speech. The studio claimed this move was to reduce development time on new game content. Instead of waiting months to record and implement lines into a game, “extremely powerful AI” can do it within hours. This is exactly the issue. Quick turnaround time, no jobs for voice actors.
We don’t know when The Finals will host the next beta. Nor do we know when the game will be released. Given the success of the open beta, I won’t be surprised if we see the full game launch within the next few months.