UPDATE: The Splitgate beta now has a queuing system, devs explain what’s going on

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UPDATE: The developers have issued a video explaining what is going on. basically, they’re a tiny team and the game has proven unexpectedly popular so they are constantly fighting server issues.

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The Splitgate beta has proved a little too popular and the servers have not managed to keep up with demand. The developers have now taken the beta offline to try and sort the issue, saying it’s “not fair” for those having issues.

Everyone who has played the beta will get five extra drops, and the team say there will be more news on the game’s return later on.

The open beta launched on all platforms, PlayStation, Xbox and PC, and included cross-play and was set for a full launch on July 27th, the server issues may mean that date may slip a little. I tried the beta a few days ago and it’s rather good, I do prefer tactical shooters than ones that rely on snappy headshots and the portal mechanic is really good for making sneak attacks.

The game will launch with an impressive amount of maps and boasts “tons of loadout options and almost endless fun skins”, but the beta will only have one of the twenty maps to play on.

“The maps include a research facility inside an active volcano, an underwater luxury hotel, an alien crash site, a futuristic treehouse, an abandoned mine, and much more. Each map has its own look and feel and plays differently, rewarding players for adapting their tactics in the fast-paced, portal-filled combat that only Splitgate offers,” say the developers, 1047 Games.

“As a kid playing Portal for the first time many years ago, I had the idea of putting portals into an FPS game,” adds Ian Proulx, co-founder and CEO of 1047 Game. “It was such an obvious idea to me that I worried a big studio would do it before I grew up and could do it myself.”

Here’s more from the press release:
Splitgate combines fast-paced multiplayer sci-fi shooter elements with player-controlled portals. It has been lauded by critics and fans alike for adding an entirely new dimension to the FPS genre. Splitgate has enjoyed a loyal and steadfast following of players, and with recently secured funding, the studio has substantially increased the production pipeline of in-game content, while adding several talented new team members to its roster of developers, and driving new players to the game via an aggressive new marketing campaign.
Along with grindable challenges, leaderboards, and over a dozen casual and competitive game modes, Splitgate launches with more than 20 maps, each with its own unique setting and play style. The maps include a research facility inside an active volcano, an underwater luxury hotel, an alien crash site, a futuristic treehouse, an abandoned mine, and much more. Each map has its own look and feel and plays differently, rewarding players for adapting their tactics in the fast-paced, portal-filled combat that only Splitgate offers.

Once it’s back online you can grab the beta from here:

Source: Twitter

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1 Comment

  1. That was yesterday morning. It was back up earlier, although how long for? Still, it’s what beta testing is for, really. And they’ve given everyone the 5 drops (which take far too long to open!)

    Looks like the problem was the database could only handle 65536 players. So they’re implementing a queue to stop it falling over while they get rid of that limit. I’m guessing that might take longer than the 4 days before it was supposed to fully launch.

    I’d agree it’s “rather good” though. Just adding the portals give you lots of options for tactics. Mostly getting behind people, or as an emergency escape portal. Good mix of all the modes you’d find in any other FPS, but with added portals.

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