Capcom has postponed the on-going Street Fighter V Beta on the PS4 and offered an apology to the users after repeated failed attempts to get the Beta in a working state.
Street Fighter V Beta was scheduled for July 24rd but faced launch woes as users were unable to play any matches online. Capcom took down the Beta multiple times in order to rectify the issues but failed to do so. After three days of extensive testing, the Beta has now been postponed till a later date.
Street Fighter V’s Associative Producer Peter Rosas, who is known by his nickname “ComboFiend” online, announced this news on the official blog in a detailed post.
Capcom offers its sincerest apologies to everyone who participated in this 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.
He also revealed that those who participated in the first Beta test will get some sort of reward for their participation, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
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.
This won’t be the first Beta test for Street Fighter V so look forward to similar Beta tests in the future leading to the official launch.
Street Fighter V is currently set for a release in Early 2016 on the PS4 and PC.
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