Street Fighter V Beta Has Major Server Issues

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Street Fighter V‘s beta test on PS4 launched in the early hours of yesterday morning. Unfortunately for gamers lucky enough to have been selected to participate, however, it isn’t working.

Oops.

A lucky few have reported being able to play the training mode, but no actual matches are believed to have been completed at this point in time. When I tried earlier today, I just about managed to reach the main menu, but then a couple of seconds later a server connection failure saw a crash back to system dashboard.

Capcom has acknowledged the issues via Twitter, saying that they will be re-opening access to the beta after a period of “extended maintenance”, and apologizing to those affected.

Capcom originally announced that the beta would include Ryu, Chun Li, M. Bison and Charlie Nash as playable fighters, before later stating that Cammy and Birdie would also be added, in order to test out a new system of rolling out DLC. Recently-announced new fighter Necalli won’t be added to the beta, though a trailer showing him in action was released earlier this week.

To say there’s been a lot of hype leading up to Street Fighter V‘s beta would be something of an understatement, so the community is understandably upset by the game’s current refusal to connect to servers. No-one expected the beta to be perfect, but Capcom has a pretty good reputation when it comes to stable netcode; so for the beta to not be playable at all is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Hopefully the development team manages to sort it out sooner rather than later, before the game’s reputation – and that of its development team – becomes tarnished ahead of launch.

Street Fighter V doesn’t currently have a release date, but the game is expected to come to PS4 and Windows PC sometime late this year. Hopefully the finished version is a bit more functional.

George Dawson
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