AvP Demo Troubles Are Being Addressed

Yesterday saw the release of a multiplayer demo for Aliens vs Predator and whilst Xbox 360 users appear to be having no problems with it, PC and PS3 users aren’t so happy. Many report that they haven’t been able to get a single game on the demo and many forums have popped up, including here on TSA, where gamers are voicing their frustrations. But SEGA and Rebellion are addressing the situation.

In a statement issued to VG247, Rebellion have said that they are working “flat out on a solution”. The full statement reads:


Unprecedented demand for Aliens vs. Predator following the release of the cross-platform demo yesterday morning brought to light matchmaking issues on the PC platform resulting in players having to wait to join games, or even not find games at all.

We’re pleased to say later in the day the issue was corrected and a small patch to the PC executable next time you launch it from Steam will have you finding and playing games using Quick Match as it was intended.

While this issue did not affect the Xbox 360, we are, with SEGA’s assistance investigating reports of a similar nature on the PlayStation 3 and working flat out on a solution.

The full game features the ability to browse for and create games but for the purposes of simplicity the demo was limited to matchmaking, alongside the ability to set up groups with friends which mitigated yesterday’s issues for many.

We’re really sorry that this issue tainted a day in which we saw many people get hands on with AvP for the first time and we’re hugely gratified by the positive feedback to the game.