The Portal-based shooter Splitgate is so popular now that the game has been delayed by the developers because of server problems. The game will not come out today sadly.
Splitgate has been delayed
1047 Games announced today that it will extend the Open Beta of its competitive shooter Splitgate until August, thus delaying the launch of version 1.0 scheduled for today, Tuesday 27 July.
In a press release, 1047 said that it wants to make sure as many people as possible can get into the game when it officially launches. At the moment this is not possible due to technical limits, which restrict the maximum number of players to 65,536.
“Our team has been blown away by the incredible reception the Splitgate community has shown us,” said Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047. “With the steep and sudden increase in players trying to access servers, we’re having to sort out a myriad of technical issues that come with this level of insane growth.”
We spent all night optimizing more but after talking to AWS, we learned our database (redis) can only handle 65,536 concurrent players (what we hit last night). So no optimizations matter yet. We are working on a queue system to let 65k ppl in until we remove this limitation. pic.twitter.com/SBDpzk0vTy
— Splitgate (@Splitgate) July 22, 2021
Proulx insists the game itself is doing well, with 1047 and Splitgate fans are also happy. The problem, however, lies in trying to scale servers to meet a level of demand never seen before. In addition, the game has gotten so popular that a venture capital firm is spending $10 million in cash to help the team to fix the server problems.
“We’ve worked hard to provide a high-quality game and experience,” added Proulx. “And our biggest challenge is simply to have enough capacity to serve the entire community.”
Recall that the open beta of Splitgate is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC with cross-play across all platforms.
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