Today the Street Fighter V beta opened with big connectivity issues forcing the developers to take the game down for extended maintenance.
Capcom Co. is off to a bumpy start with the Street Fighter V beta. Connectivity issues forced the game studio to put the game into extended maintenance.
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On the Streetfighter Facebook page a statement says: "We apologize for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the SFV beta test. In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as possible, we are going to initiate a period of extended maintenance, during which time the beta will be unavailable to all users. We will let you know the date on which the closed beta test will re-open once all problems have been fixed. We sincerely apologize for having to bring this unfortunate news to you. Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned for further updates."
Street Fighter V beta servers are live in a limited way.
Happy to see that players are slowly gaining access to the beta. We'll get there guys. Thanks for being such Street Fighter fiends!— Peter Rosas (@TheComboFiend) July 25, 2015
The latest update on Twitter says that the maintenance will take until 3am PST.
We will be extending the Street Fighter V beta’s scheduled maintenance by 2 hours (3am PST). We apologize for the inconvenience.— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) July 24, 2015
Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 4 and PC. The new Street Fighter is powered by the Unreal Engine 4.
The game will be released on March 31, 2016. Pre-ordering the game gives buyers access to the beta. The first beta is scheduled for July 23 to July 28. This might get changed after the severe problems and delays.
There will be more beta events between now and the sales launch next Spring.
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