Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V Beta has been postponed

Well, not everything went as planned for Capcom's much-hyped Street Fighter V beta. In fact, just a couple of days into it, the publisher has postponed the beta due to connectivity issues. And if that isn't bad enough, they've postponed the next beta as well.

In a Capcom-Unity post, the company expressed regrets over the ongoing problems with the beta, and promised to make things right.

“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.”

The company does have future plans for data, but nothing set in stone yet.

“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.”

Capcom did state that it would offer an incentive to players of the beta for the inconvenience, but didn't disclose just what that incentive would be just yet. We'll find out soon.

Street Fighter V will release for PC and PlayStation 4 next year.