1047 Games, the developer of Splitgate, announced it will be extending the game’s open beta testing indefinitely. Released on July 1, the test was nearing completion as the developer prepared to release version 1.0 of the game worldwide. This move essentially puts Splitgate into a free early access mode with no ending in sight.
“In looking at the issues facing the scalability of the game’s backend, the process includes far more than simply dealing with server capacity,” 1047 Games said in a press release. 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.”
Splitgate has seen great success, surpassing 10 million downloads recently. With 20 maps and over ten game modes, it makes sense for 1047 to leave the game in open beta.
The game’s current popularity has already helped launch a $100,000 tournament hosted by Xbox. This event took place during the weekend of August 28.
(All information was provided by Esports Talk)