The Street Fighter V beta has been brought to a halt after a disastrous few days of server problems.
Capcom says that the beta will return at a later date, and that the brief periods when it was operable will not count towards the overall time it will run for whenever it does return.
Capcom offers its sincerest apologies to everyone who participated in this first beta test,” the publisher said. 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.
To be clear, this first beta test attempt will not count toward our previously announced beta test allotments. Additionally, we are working on a worthwhile in-game incentive for the players that participated in the first beta test. While we can't confirm specifics just yet, we will have more details on this in the coming weeks.
To all of the European and Asian players that felt like they were missing out on the beta since we limited it to North America on Friday and Saturday, we apologize for the inconvenience. Due to the state of the server issues, we had to limit the numbers to a smaller pool in order to identify issues and potential solutions. Either way, we will still be providing these players with an incentive as well, as all territories were inconvenienced.
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.”