It’s nothing new when testing a Beta of a game that people beta testing will experience issues of some sort, whether it be glitches, bugs, graphics issues, frame-rate hitches, or the like. However it’s not very common that a beta for a game get’s removed from online services like PSN due to the quality of a beta. Well in this case it so happens Street Fighter V released last night (7/23/2015) only to be taken down only hours later the very next day.



Alright. Well what happened last night was the ‘internet’, and these things called ‘servers’ could not connect to this ‘internet’ so nobody could play the game…at all. In fact this server connectivity issue was so bad that Capcom themselves issued an apology.

Here’s a direct quote:

“We apologise for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the Street Fighter 5 beta test. In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as possible, we are going to initiate a period of extended maintenance, during which time the beta will be unavailable to all users. We will let you know the date on which the closed beta test will re-open once all problems have been fixed. We sincerely apologise for having to bring this unfortunate news to you. Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned for further updates.”

Soooo…yeah, for those who were hoping to get a piece of the new Street Fighter hotness on the streets of Playstation central, probably some of you calling in sick from work for a day hoping to play this thing which doesn’t have a single-player exhibition whatsoever, I feel so sorry for all of you…really I do…I remember GTA Online.

Anyway when anymore updates hits on this issue, we will make sure to talk about it.

Until then, have a good one.

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