The Street Fighter V Beta is broken

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Yesterday, I was one of the seemingly infinite number of people who received a beta key to access street Fighter V’s first closed beta. Naturally, I’m rather excited about this. The beta went live today, and my plan was to finish up work and spend the rest of today and the whole weekend playing the thing. Only it’s very, very broken right now.

The beta has been hit with technical issues, which I suppose is what betas are all about. Better now, than when the game launches, right? The servers are unable to stand up to the weight of so many people trying to get their Street Fighter action, and has been perpetually down pretty much since the beta started. While some have been able to have a quick match, most who’ve tried have gone against the toughest of challengers: a server that refuses connections.

Capcom’s Street Fighter Twitter account has been furiously trying to keep users abreast of the situation.

As a result of the inaction, the beta has been extended – though we have no idea how long for. Street Fighter 5 is coming to PC and PS4 in March 2016, with cross-play between the platforms.

Last Updated: July 24, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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