Recently, Capcom launched a Street Fighter V Beta for PS4 users (as its the only console it’ll come out on). It was pretty basic, but as with most betas, it was meant to test the system and the mechanics of the game. Sadly, there were a lot of glitches with the beta, much to the regret of gamers. Mainly, there was a lot of connectivity issues, making it very hard for gamers to actually play the beta.
In a statement on the Capcom Unity boards, Capcom made the following apology to gamers:
“Capcom offers its sincerest apologies to everyone who participated in this first beta test. While the purpose of a beta is to work out these type of issues, it was very clear that the issues we faced were more severe than we were prepared for. 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. We will be postponing our first beta phase until we believe the experience is going to be a positive one for players.”
There will apparently be three more Street Fighter V betas in the future, and Capcom vows to make sure they work the first time:
“To all of the players that participated and supported us through this initial phase, we cannot thank you enough. We understand how frustrating it is to be so close to playing the game you are excited for, and to not have it working. The whole team here is very disappointed that we were unable to deliver a proper beta experience this time. Thank you so much for your continued support, and we promise that we will have a better experience for you with the future betas.”