Street Fighter 5 Beta Extended as Servers Taken Down Again

The beta's server issues have continued all weekend.

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Servers for the beleaguered Street Fighter V beta will be down again today, but Capcom plans to make up for the ongoing issues by extending the test beyond its originally scheduled end date.

Capcom announced on Twitter this morning that the beta will be unavailable today, July 26. This is due to its servers being down for maintenance, which was also the case overnight.

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Fans have struggled to get into the beta since its launch on July 23. As soon as it went live, the beta began experiencing problems that have lasted throughout the weekend. Capcom has repeatedly reset and taken its servers on- and offline, as documented in a post on Capcom's forums.

The beta was scheduled to end this Tuesday, July 28, but that is no longer the case. The official Street Fighter Twitter account has posted a message which reads, "For those wondering, we will be extending the beta period to make up for the issues we've been experiencing."

There's not yet any word on how much additional time players will be given once the problems have been resolved. Keep in mind, with the game not due out until next year, this is a real beta. Capcom is hoping to test out its new currency system and matchmaking algorithm, so it has reason to want the beta to continue beyond making fans happy.

This PS4-only beta is to be followed by a PC and PS4 beta later this year, and then a third test after that.

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Better be fixed when the PC beta comes out.

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I tried the beta every day at different hours of the day to try and get in at least for one match or at least to see the training mode before your match and I was NEVER able to connect to the servers a single time. I pre-ordered the game just to try the beta, but it looks like I may never get a chance. Oh well at least I only put 5$ on the pre-order.

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@xsoldiercloudx: That's what I did, guess I'll go get my $5 back.

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PS4 ALWAYS HAD FAIL INTERNET BUT MAKE THEM KEEP BEING SHEEPS MAKE THE PC VERSION BETTER THEN US

BUT FOR YOU STREAMS THAT STEAL ALL THE VEIWERS UP TO PRETEND TO SHOW CASE THIS GAME I HOPE YOU GET A DDOS

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Of course they're extending the beta, at this point if Capcom stuck with their original schedule the beta literally would've been over before it even started!?

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I have a message for PS4 owners......GET USE TO IT!!!!

Yeah we all know what beta's for but whens the last time a beta did this?

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Thats really good happening NOW than happen when game gets a release you arrogants !! BETA called BETA for a reason ... Its for testing and not for you to have fun or just play the game ?! Stop your pathetic childish behavor ! Im so happy and GLAD that all those issues happening in BETA and theyll sort them out soon or later before initial release! Thats what matters to me the most , not if some bunch of people were able to play or not.

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@AzatiS: though it would be really sad when they fixed all the issues, then new ones approach

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@siritokakyou said:

@AzatiS: though it would be really sad when they fixed all the issues, then new ones approach

Thats totally irrelevant to what im saying ! BETA stages are for gamers to SPOT problems , ingame glitches / Online stability etc and for developers to take those problems into consideration for future fixes. Thats BETA stages all about ! Theres nothing more than this or nothing less. So coming here and whine like little kids that there are servers issues and you cant play and this is crap and this shit and this is preposterous ... WTF you think BETA is in the first place ? A demo for you to have fun with and play lag and glitches free ? Think again !

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@AzatiS: I know both alpha and beta are for stress test and finding glitches. I'm not whining or anything. I just have a little bit concern about it. Plus. I didn't say I expect it to be sooo perfect like a full demo or anything. Anything can happens. Even if CAPCOM sorted out all the problems for the final release, who could be so sure that it would 100% work? And then the haters will take the chance, keep blaming both CAPCOM and Sony, even if just one minor issue (gamers these days). And I myself don't like that. :/

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@siritokakyou said:

@AzatiS: I know both alpha and beta are for stress test and finding glitches. I'm not whining or anything. I just have a little bit concern about it. Plus. I didn't say I expect it to be sooo perfect like a full demo or anything. Anything can happens. Even if CAPCOM sorted out all the problems for the final release, who could be so sure that it would 100% work? And then the haters will take the chance, keep blaming both CAPCOM and Sony, even if just one minor issue (gamers these days). And I myself don't like that. :/

Im talking in general after literally hunderds of hunderds complaints all around internet about BETA .. Im not referring to you personally. Its the first time Capcom does something like this and game supposed to get a release at Q4 of 2016 ( last time i checked at least ). Thats over a year from now and they are already beta testing.

I get your concerns but when something is tested in that extend so early i expect very few problems on release. And thats what matters to me , the final product. If this was some kind of Open beta with a 1 month to release window i would be concerned as well. But now , im not .. Hating on capcom which tries to test the game from "testers" ... is damn funny. They shouldnt test something about what it works what not etc if they cant handle it and wait for the official release. Thats all there is to it

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@AzatiS: I got it. Thanks for the information. And have a good day sir!

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@AzatiS: Wish I could upvote this a hundred times.

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I love the amount of people in these comments who come to spout ignorant and illogical things for laughs (Blaming Sony for a Capcom server issue, complaining about lag in a Beta phase, etc), but when someone informs them with the correct information, they act surprised. If you didn't want people to misunderstand you, don't spread misinformation. It's not rocket science, guys.

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I'm sad to hear that some guys didn't get to play at all altho they had beta.

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Been an absolute joke for me. Tried getting on since it became available, not once did it work. Tried so many times from early morning, midday, afternoon, in the middle of the night, nothing. Granted, I didn't pay for it, got it through a simple signup. But it's still a shame if I can't even test it, and if it's true that Capcom simply chooses only to open it for streamers, then they could say so instead of wasting our time trying to get on.

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I played last night. It was great. And chun lis chest jiggle is still in it so im happy.

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@Meta33: i wonder if it will stay for the final release. I hope so.

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Well, unless they are expanding the beta until next Saturday or Sunday I won't be playing. I'll be too busy during the week with school and work to play.

At least it happened now so it is less likely to happen during launch, but it still sucks when people expected to play and they didn't get a chance to.

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I tried getting into this Beta since the second it started. I left my PS4 on for a whole day on Friday and then here and there tried to login since then. I have not been able to login ONCE... not even ONCE! Funny how all the YouTube-gamers & streamers (Maximilian, etc.) were able to get access though... F-CKIN' BLAH!

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@phppapa: The streamers get priority so that they can post their gameplay on their channel. It is free advertising for Capcom.

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So when will this beta be back up? I pre-ordered today to play.

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Got in last night... The game feels solid. Has a more weighty and deliberate feel. Ended up liking it more than I thought I would, so hopefully they get the servers sorted out quickly.

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Good, its a beta, we want these troubles now so there's none when the game actually releases

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Excelsior!

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Xboxos don't seem to know what a BETA is.

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@ahpuck: A beta should at least have working servers, these fundamental server issues they are experiencing should have been sorted out in alpha

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@pspearman: Because network stress tests have never been a thing during Beta phases, right? Go away, kid.

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@yearssomuch: Yes, a beta should stress test the servers, but these servers haven't failed stress tests, they have completely failed hence the need to take them down completely. I have been in many beta's, total server failure should not happen. If you think otherwise then you are a fool.

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@pspearman: a beta made to test the server functionality should help test the servers

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i have to say i been gone for a minute and sony is still f-uped lolo. well i guess street fighter was really worth the wait as u-all are still waiting. lol

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@kane6911: It's a beta, idiot. Network stability issues are pretty common in this phase of testing. These things happen. But good on you for blaming Sony for that, you ignorant mouth breather.

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Really wondering how much of this has to do with working with Sony vs MS. Not a dig, just noticing how the last SF game that just appeared on the PS4 had issues as well (even though Capcom didn't do the port).

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@FallenOneX: those usf4 issues weren't online connection issues, m0r0n. It was a bad port by Other Ocean. And Sony had nothing to do with those issues. Get your facts straight. GG is PS exclusive, no issues whatsoever.

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@ketsuhige: "just noticing how the last SF game that just appeared on the PS4 had issues as well (even though Capcom didn't do the port)."

That "Engish" thing is a killer, isn't it?

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@ketsuhige: If you're going to call someone a moron, can you use O's instead of 0's? It makes you look a little less redundant.

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Can never get in , best press any button game I have played though

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The servers in the UK have never been up

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Imagine what'll happen at launch.

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@Thanatos2k: Why do we have any reason to believe this will happen at launch, just because it happens in a Beta phase? This is specifically the kind of thing Beta tests are conducted for.

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@Thanatos2k: If it's somehow worse, then the beta was worthless.

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@Thanatos2k: reason why their working on it now.

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