The Splitgate open beta will continue to run indefinitely, 1047 Games have confirmed. The developer also revealed that Splitgate has now been downloaded more than 10 million times.
Needless to say, this sudden surge in popularity caught 1047 Games off guard. Their engineer team have been fiendishly working away to increase Splitgate’s server capacity.
Players are reporting that there are still long queue times taking as long as 10 minutes. The Splitgate beta is currently available to download for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One with online cross-play. enabled.
Meanwhile, a next-gen update for Splitgate for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S has been confirmed. This will likely be revealed during Gamescom next week along with the upcoming season of content.
I wouldn’t want to miss this if I were you 😉 https://t.co/YfnFqzRuZ2
— Splitgate – Beta Fish 🐠 (@Splitgate) August 18, 2021
The game originally launched in 2019 as Splitgate: Arena Warfare, available via Steam early access. Between then and now it has undergone some pretty extensive work. In July 2021, Splitgate arrived on PS4 and Xbox One, quickly racking up 2 million downloads since going into open beta.
Although currently playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility, Splitgate hasn’t been fully optimised for these consoles. A next-gen upgrade would likely ramp up the game’s resolution while boosting performance.
Splitgate has been received well, praised for its cunning gameplay twist. Alongside your arsenal of sci-fi weapons, players have a teleportation device. If you’ve played Valve’s Portal series then you know exactly what to expect. Once you’ve activated your entry and exit portals (these won’t attach to every surface) you’re free to hop between them.
With arena style shooters having falling out of fashion some years ago, we could be looking at a comeback with Splitgate leading the charge. Bethesda just dropped a remastered version of Quake, complete with all expansions, mod support, and even online cross-play.