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Blizzard recently announced that the Open Beta for Overwatch had nearly 10 million players participating in it across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.

According to Blizzard “participants had joined forces for more than 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more than 37 million matches of intense competitive action, incredible teamwork, and all-out fun.”

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, had this to say about the recent news: “We’re thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta. Our mission was to make sure as many console and PC gamers as possible could experience the full game ahead of its launch—the response was overwhelming, and we hope that everyone had a blast.”

Given how smooth the beta was, I’d say mission accomplished Mike! I personally can’t wait for Overwatch to launch on the 24th May. In fact… I think I’ve got withdrawal symptoms!