Since entering open beta, portal-powered sci-fi shooter Splitgate has been downloaded over 10m times.
The figure comes via an official press release from developer 1047 Games, which reveals that the staggering number of downloads was achieved in a span of just 30 days. The release also confirms plans to maintain the open beta for the foreseeable future after the official release was delayed from July.
Despite releasing into PC early access in 2019, Splitgate’s success only arrived after a cross-platform beta opened up access to PS4 and Xbox One players. Since then, the player count on all platforms – PC included – has exploded. The game’ss servers struggled to keep up with the interest, forcing 1047 Games to bring the beta offline briefly for some improvements.
“This has been the most surreal time of my life,” said 1047 Games co-founder Ian Proulx in the press release. “The fan support has been incredible as we work to improve the player experience. We never dreamed of having to scale this big this quickly, and as a result we have had to overcome challenges to keep up with player demand. 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, and I’m proud of what our team has accomplished – but there’s a lot more to come!”
While the game has been aiming to officially launch this year, the team’s current focus is on ensuring the server capacity and backend stability is functioning well enough to tackle the above-expected demand.
“The process includes far more than simply dealing with server capacity,” Proulx continued. “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’s open beta is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) for free. Find out more about the game in our detailed explainer.