Capcom has published an apology for the Street Fighter V beta test, confirming that the beta has been officially cancelled until the game can be made at least a little more stable.
The first of a planned three betas for the latest in the brawling franchise, this weekend's test did not go well. So much so, in fact, that publisher Capcom has formally apologised to everyone involved. '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,
' the company admitted in a mea maxiuma culpa published to its website
this morning. '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 is officially calling for a do-over, and has confirmed that the first botched beta will not count towards the planned three beta releases. Those who did participate in the zeroth beta, Capcom has said, will receive 'a worthwhile in-game incentive
' when the game hits its final release. That incentive will also be made available to gamers outside North America, the region to which the initial beta test was opened - not part of Capcom's original plan, but the result of 'the state of the server issues
'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,
' a Capcom spokesperson claimed. '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.
No dates have been offered for the next beta test.