Sorry Street Fighter Fans, but the next generation battle video game?s beta version will have to be postponed until an indefinite period as news of serious glitches has plagued testers since late last week.
In a statement released yesterday by Capcom, the company apologized to everyone who participated in the first beta test. ?While the purpose of a beta is to work out these type of issues, it was very clear that the issues we faced were more severe than we were prepared for.? After three days of testing, while we were making progress and collecting valuable data, we felt the majority of players were not having a good experience, and the?best course of action would be to take the servers offline for extended maintenance.? We will be postponing our first beta phase until we believe the experience is going to be a positive one for players,? said Peter Rosas, Capcom Spokesperson.
Fans of the game have been waiting for a chance to play Streetfighter V since Capcom released the official trailer in last month?s E3 convention.
Street Fighter 5 Beta Failed
According to Mashable, the PlayStation 4-only beta was promised to fans that pre-ordered Street Fighter V, due out next March. It would give them access to six of the game’s revealed characters for five days, and allow them to play matches against other players online. Capcom said the beta was intended to test the game’s servers and ability to connect players.
Here?s where we think went wrong: There was just too many people who wanted to play! The Street Fighter story is one of the most successful battle games around, so it will always be a hit no matter what.
So when the first phase of the Beta version launched Thursday evening, there were connection errors reported, and Capcom wasn?t able to anticipate on the traffic.
Here?s what they said: ?To all of the European and Asian players that felt like they were missing out on the beta since we limited it to North America on Friday and Saturday, we apologize for the inconvenience. Due to the state of the server issues, we had to limit the numbers to a smaller pool in order to identify issues and potential solutions. Either way, we will still be providing these players with an incentive as well, as all territories were inconvenienced,? the statement continued.
Incentives still to be given
For those worrying that they won?t be able to get incentives as promised to those trying the program, don?t fret.
?There seems to be concern from some players who were unable to connect to the beta, that they would not be able to get the in-game incentive we mentioned.? We are still working out the specifics on the incentive, but can confirm that connecting to, or not being able to connect to the initial beta, will not be a factor in receiving this incentive.?
?To be clear, this first beta test attempt will not count toward our previously announced beta test allotments.? There will still be at least three full beta tests prior to the game?s launch.? So for those in the Americas that feel disappointed that they were not able to experience their pre-order incentive, there will be plenty of opportunities prior to launch to experience the game. Additionally, we are working on a worthwhile in-game incentive for the players that participated in the first beta test.? While we can’t confirm specifics just yet, we will have more details on this in the coming weeks.?
Obviously, those who bought pre-ordered were quite pissed.
?Why don’t you just come out and say the truth that this is was and only beta and we will see everybody in 9 months when the game launches with **** netcode like you did with ultra sf4 on the ps4 and then patch it like what we are seeing right now from you,? said one commenter.
Another said: ?You’re a douce, now that we know you preorder your games for the incentive then cancel.? I purchsed the PS digital version to attach it to my Gamertag, making the game portable and unbreakable.? Please don’t confuse me with a stupid kid.?
But there are still those who gave an encouraging reaction: ?I got a PS4, fighting control pad and pre-ordered this game in order to join the beta. I got a chance to play a several matches online and overall I thought it’s a fun game and all the matches I played was very smooth. It was frustrated when got booted out and cant seem to connect in hours.
However, I know you folks at Capcom are working hard to resolve the issue. So I’m looking forward to the up coming beta test.?
Street Fighter V is expected to be launched March next year, so for those who still want to be part of the Beta Program can watch out for updates here.