The beta launch of Street Fighter V beta for PS4 was defeated by technical difficulties on Thursday, causing Capcom to take it offline approximately an hour after it went live.
The highly anticipated beta for the popular game was removed for "temporary fixes" after gamers reported that they received errors saying they were disconnected from the server.
The official Twitter account for the game and producer Yoshinori Ono both confirmed that the servers had a problem authenticating users, but it's not yet known when the beta will be available again. Capcom promised to extend the beta in order to make up for the lost time.
We apologize that SFV beta cant connect to server. We're doing our best for recovering situation. Could you wait our next information. thx.— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) July 24, 2015
"We apologize for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the SFV beta test," Street Figher's official Facebook account. "In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as possible, we are going to initiate a period of extended maintenance, during which time the beta will be unavailable to all users."
The post continued, saying that users would be updated once the problems were fixed, and thanked everyone for their patience.
Keeping players in the loop on Twitter, Capcom said the servers were then able to authenticate users, but it was still fixing matchmaking issues.
Capcom previously announced that gamers will be able to get DLC for free after buying Street Fighter V, with the plan to add more characters over time. The game features 16 playable characters, including four new ones.
Street Fighter V will officially be released in March 2016 for PS4 and PC.