Sci-fi shooter Splitgate has exploded in popularity over the past few months, prompting action by the game's studio to meet fan demands.
This has resulted in a launch date pushback and server upgrade, allowing more players to experience the game for longer—a move that has decidedly worked in its favor. At the time of writing, more than 10 million users have downloaded Splitgate, resulting in a widespread uptick in concurrent users to the point that the game has had to keep a closer eye on its server health than ever before. It even has its own dedicated @SplitgateStatus social media account just to keep players in the know.
So, how long will this go on?
Splitgate Beta End Date Confirmed
Splitgate will remain in beta indefinitely, according to developer 1047 Games. This essentially makes it an early access live service title in all but name.
"We met several major milestones in a short time, creating a stable platform where fans can expect to find a server to play on relatively quickly," wrote Ian Proulx, 1047 co-founder and CEO, in a press release. "I'm proud of what our team has accomplished — but there's a lot more to come!"
Instead of adhering to its delayed and now-discarded launch date, 1047 has decided to continue what it's done so far: maintain server health and develop new content for beta players. The Beta Battle Pass, for example, officially comes to an end Aug. 24, but recent tweets from the Splitgate Twitter account allude to further plans for the feature.
"We want to do this the right way," Proulx continued. "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."
1047 says it will make a "significant announcement," likely about new content, at Gamescom 2021.