Many previews and videos of the Alpha are available now, while most of the early technical issues are now corrected the games seems to leave a very meh impression to those who played it, mainly because of
- as am MMO it feels incomplete
- as an FPS it feels unfocused
- repetitive missions
- poor social features
- poor AI
The beta will be accessible on PS4 starting tomorrow.
My prediction is that the beta will leave people disappointed, upfront sales will remain good (2 million across all platforms' first week combined), Xmas sales will be average at best (3.5 million by the end of 2014) and the legs will be the ones suffering the most (4.5-5.5 million by the end of 2015)
For any other new IP this would not be considered a "flop", but this game has huge sunken costs (half a billion dollars) and had probably 10 million+ units in target.
Second prediction : the game will become free to play by 2016
please keep the discussion civil