What started out last week as an opportunity for PlayStation 4 fans to check out the latest Street Fighter title, turned out to be a woeful disaster, as the beta suffered innumerable issues since it began. Sure, it’s a beta, and problems will be found, but Capcom felt the issues were too much, and have pulled it offline until ‘next time’.
“After three days of testing, while we were making progress and collecting valuable data, we felt the majority of players were not having a good experience, and the best course of action would be to take the servers offline for extended maintenance,” Capcom stated on their Capcom-Unity blog post. “We will be postponing our first beta phase until we believe the experience is going to be a positive one for players.”
The beta went live on July 23rd, and was already taken down for maintenance when issues first cropped up, relating to connectivity and general performance. Capcom had initially planned to extend the beta’s length to make up for downtime, but following further inconsistencies, have put an end to it for the time being.
Street Fighter V is due to hit PlayStation 4 and PC early in 2016, and have already shared some information on the ability to access newly added characters by earning credits in-game by fighting.