Confrontation Beta Plagued By Issues
For some reason, developers always seem to be surprised at the number of lucky beta users who show up to swamp the servers during the first few days of testing. This past weekend, multiple testers encountered all sorts of problems when trying to play the newly released SOCOM: Confrontation beta, and Sony has apologized for the instability.
According to Play.tm, there were "frequent load issues, crashes and disconnections" have plagued the beta due to "high demand," and Sony's Seth Luisi states the team is aware of the problems, and plans to issue a fix-it by the end of the week. Here's the official statement:
"Due to overwhelming demand for the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Public Beta, we are experiencing load related issues. These issues are causing abnormal latency, disconnects, long load times, login errors and community features such as clans and stats not functioning correctly (or at all). We are doing everything we can to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and you should see some improvements progressively over the next couple of days. However, we do not expect to have the issues completely resolved until close to the end of next week."
We're not sure why this continues to happen - it happened with the Metal Gear Online beta as well - but for some reason, these guys just always underestimate how many people are going to want to log on and start testing right away. The servers can never seem to handle the load initially, and the team in question has to scramble to make the appropriate updates. Oh well, at least it's coming, and besides, this proves that the Confrontation beta is pretty damn popular. Good news, there.
Related Game(s): Socom: Confrontation
9/8/2008 Ben Dutka