Capcom's Street Fighter V launches today on PlayStation 4 and PC, but so far, the launch is going anything but smoothly. Despite multiple beta tests, the game's online functionality is being mired by server problems that are leaving some unable to play.
More than a few players who had early access to the title for review purposes (myself included) found themselves unable to connect to the game's servers last night and into the morning, when players finally got their hands on the game.
Well that didn't take long. Good luck out there everyone, I'm giving up for the night. pic.twitter.com/DHQJeJ9b7A
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 16, 2016
Street Fighter V's server problems are brutal. How many times do I have to pick the American flag before this works? — Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) February 16, 2016
— Jim (@letshugbro) February 16, 2016
Capcom has created a Street Fighter V server Twitter account to keep fans updated about the game's issues, and so far, it's almost all bad news:
We have identified the issue that caused the servers to go down and we aim to have them back up momentarily. Thanks for your patience. — SFV Server (@SFVServer) February 16, 2016
Our servers are up, but some may experience intermittent disconnects. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— SFV Server (@SFVServer) February 16, 2016
We are aware that users are experiencing issues logging into the game and uploading match results, and are currently working on a solution. — SFV Server (@SFVServer) February 16, 2016
The problem is so bad that the game's executive producer took to Twitter to offer an apology to fans.
My sincerest apologies again about SFV server situation.
I think that we need to improve on this problem the most.Could you check @SFVServer
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) February 16, 2016
Considering Street Fighter V isn't exactly overflowing with single-player content, the current state of the game's online components is a major bummer for players. Let's hope Capcom improves its servers soon. You can expect our full review of Street Fighter V in the days ahead as we spend some time with the game's online modes and see if Capcom can improve the online experience.