Splitgate won’t be releasing in its final form any time soon according to 1047 Games. The game’s release date has been pushed back indefinitely as the developers are still trying to get the game’s servers under control.
For those who don’t know, Splitgate has been in beta for around a month now. However, players find the game impossible to play due to the long queue times when finding an available spot on the server. We have tried to play it ourselves and often get slammed with a 90-minute wait just for one game.
1047 Games has managed to reduce these queue times down to around 10 minutes but the servers are still far from ready for a mainstream release. At the moment, Splitgate does not have a new release date. However, the developer has confirmed that the open beta will extend to an unspecified date. This means if you’re playing the game and have 10 minutes to wait for a match, you can carry on doing so.
CEO and Co-Founder Ian Proulx explained that the delay is vital to get Splitgate released in a smooth manner. He claims that the current spike in popularity is doing wonders for the game but at the same time, leaving it in beta keeps the masses away from crippling the servers even more.
“In looking at the issues facing the scalability of the game’s backend, the process includes far more than simply dealing with server capacity. We are focused on keeping the game stable for fans, and iterating on the game’s concurrent capacity in order to minimize player wait times. We want to do this the right way, and we want to be prepared for massive scale when we officially launch, all the while continuing to improve the beta with frequent updates, additional features, and improvements to server capacity.”
So at the moment, Splitgate will remain in beta for the near future. 1047 Games also teased players with a big announcement taking place at Gamescom next week.