Splitgate has been delayed after its developer, 1047 Games, secured an additional $10 million in funding.
The Portal-meets-Halo shooter was expected to launch today, July 27th, but a last-minute announcement from the company has pushed the release back to August.
Players around the world were excited to wake up to the full launch of Splitgate this morning. However, its launch was unexpectedly delayed into August this morning – but for good reason.
This may be a disappointing blow to some, especially after the server closed days ago. However, this is actually incredible news, as it essential extends the lifespan of a small game like Splitgate. As the game’s popularity surged unexpectedly, 1047 hit their server cap in less than two weeks. However, funding is allowing the team to expand their server capacity.
We have no official release date at this point, however, the beta will relaunch after struggling to meet player demand over the weekend. Furthermore, with the beta back in action players will now have the chance to complete the beta battle pass.
Big News For A Small Team
The Splitgate team had been teasing a big announcement on the runup to its supposed release date. And while many could have guessed the date would have been delayed, the nature of the delay is a complete surprise.
However, despite missing its full launch, Beta players will still get access to planned launch day content. Arriving to players for free, a Splitgate update will bring three new maps, more customization options, mouse and keyboard support, FOV sliders for consoles, and a customizable controller layout.
Splitgate is available for free to players across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The beta will relaunch today in the assumption servers will hold out. Expect more news on Splitgate’s full launch in the coming weeks.
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