Capcom Apologizes, Postpones Street Fighter V Beta

Capcom promises scuttled first attempt won’t count towards three scheduled beta allotments

Street Fighter V beta

Capcom has announced they are postponing the Street Fighter V beta amid constant server issues that have rendered the game all but unplayable since it went live on July 23rd to those who pre-ordered the upcoming fighter.

“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,” the company posted in an update to the Capcom Unity Blog. “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. “

Capcom stressed that this is simply the first beta attempt, and will not count towards any of the previously-announced beta allotments. The company still hopes to host three test allotments before the game is officially released next year.

“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. “

Street Fighter V marks the fifth main entry in the long-running fighting series and is slated to release on the PC and PlayStation 4 early next year.

 

 

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