Dead or Alive 5 Last Round PC Online Play Delayed Again Due to "Major Issues"

Team Ninja discovers "major issues" during the testing process; no new timetable announced.

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When Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launched in March for PC, it did so without online multiplayer support. Developer Team Ninja said at the time that this mode would be patched in by the end of June. But the calendar has now turned to July and online play is still nowhere to be seen.

Online multiplayer is currently undergoing beta testing, but "major issues" were discovered during this period, Team Ninja said in a blog post. As a result, an update to the game that will add online play has been delayed indefinitely.

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"We apologize for the last minute notification and regret deeply the trouble we have caused our Steam customers who were looking forward to the online functionality," Team Ninja said. "We will update the website with a new release date as soon as it is set."

Team Ninja went on to say that it will continue to offer the the beta version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round featuring online play. However, for those who tried the beta and discovered game-breaking bugs, Team Ninja has also published step-by-step instructions for how to revert back to the offline-only version.

"We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding," the developer said.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round originally launched for last- and current-generation consoles in February. Problems for those versions were reported right away, too, as players quickly discovered a game-breaking bug.

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