1047 Games Delays Splitgate Launch into August After 2 Million Players Flood Servers, Announces $10+ Million Round of Funding Led by Human Capital

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    1047 Games Delays Splitgate Launch into August After 2 Million Players Flood Servers, Announces $10+ Million Round of Funding Led by Human Capital

    – Pre-Release Beta Extended with New Maps, Updated Content and Increased Server Capacity Over the Coming Weeks –

    Zephyr Cove, NV (July 27, 2021) – Free online portal shooter Splitgate will remain in open beta into next month as 1047 Games has delayed the game’s official launch in the wake of two million players downloading the game and flooding the Splitgate servers in the past 14 days. The game’s open beta will remain online as the team works to scale server capacity to handle the exponential growth of the player base.

    was set to officially launch on July 27th across PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, providing a completely overhauled gameplay experience to its veteran PC players and introducing the unique twist of ‘portals’ to classic arena gameplay available to console players for the first time. 1047 will update the pre-release beta version on Tuesday with some of the planned launch content while 1047 continues increasing server capacity.

    Tuesday’s pre-release beta version will feature the three new maps, and all-new customization options. It will also include many frequently requested features from its open beta, including mouse and keyboard support and an FOV slider on console, and customizable controller layouts.  

    1047 Games flipped the switch on its crossplay, crossgen open beta on July 13th. Within 14 days, Splitgate has experienced explosive growth of players, putting new daily stresses on the game’s existing framework and server infrastructure. 1047’s four engineers—out of a total team of 30—were able to take the game from 400 concurrent players to more than 75,000 concurrent in a matter of days. 

    CEO and Co-Founder Ian Proulx said, “Our team has been blown away by the incredible reception the Splitgate community has shown us. With the steep and sudden increase in players trying to access servers, we’re having to sort out a myriad of technical issues that come with this level of insane growth. We’ve worked hard to provide a high-quality game and experience, and our biggest challenge is simply to have enough capacity to serve the entire community.”

    The latest updates and status can be found by following 1047 Games on Twitter. You can learn more by going to the game’s website at 1047games.com.

    About Human Capital
    Human Capital is a venture firm that invests in and helps build engineering teams for engineering-centric startups. With more than $500 million in assets under management, they’ve invested in 10 unicorns before they were unicorns (including Brex, Livongo, and Snowflake) and placed engineers as early hires at 16 unicorns (including Anduril, Robinhood, and Grammarly).

    About Galaxy Interactive
    Galaxy Interactive is a sector-focused VC fund dedicated to investing within the interactive entertainment ecosystem. As one of the most active gaming VCs in recent years, the fund has built a 60+ strong portfolio across the themes of interactive content, social, and infrastructure. Learn more at https://galaxyinteractive.io.

    About VGames
    VGames is a $60M Games fund based out of Tel Aviv investing in game companies globally. The fund invests in early and mid stage game companies, supporting talented founders in building the next generation of unicorn game companies. Learn more at https://www.vgames.vc/.

    About Lakestar
    Lakestar is one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms investing in technology companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs. The team’s early investments include Skype, Spotify, Facebook and Airbnb. Lakestar now manages over EUR 1bn across three early stage funds and a growth fund, and has expanded and broadened its portfolio to hold investments in the likes of Opendoor, Oscar, Glovo, Sennder, Eigen and Revolut. Lakestar has presence in Berlin, Zurich and London. Learn more at www.lakestar.com

    About 1up Ventures
    1Up Ventures is a venture fund focused on building a community of independent game developers. Founded by Ed Fries, former vice president of Microsoft Game Studios and a co-founder of Xbox, Fries opened the fund in 2019. 1Up Ventures is located in Kirkland, Washington. Learn more at https://1upfund.com.