Zephyr Cove, NV – August 18, 2021 – 1047 Games announced summer phenomenon game Splitgate will remain in open beta for the foreseeable future as the small studio continues to scale the popular arena portal shooter that has seen more than 10 million downloads in its first 30 days of open beta.
The small studio has worked diligently to increase player capacity since the game’s explosion in popularity, going from an initial 4,000 concurrent players on the existing framework to more than 175,000 in a few weeks, and has dramatically reduced player queue times to usually under 10 minutes. Updates to the game’s backend framework are being rolled out daily as well as regular minor upgrades and bug fixes. The studio has several content updates for fans planned through the rest of this year, including an update tonight featuring the highly requested Ranked Duos mode and increased server capacity, and a significant announcement for players at this month’s gamescom 2021.
“This has been the most surreal time of my life,” said Ian Proulx, CEO and co-founder of 1047 Games. “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!”
Proulx continued, “In looking at the issues facing the scalability of the game’s backend, the process includes far more than simply dealing with server capacity. 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 is an online multiplayer first-person shooter that utilizes player-created portals. Initially launched for PC in 2019, the flagship title from 1047 Games was re-announced for PlayStation and Xbox consoles in the spring and has experienced a meteoric rise in player adoption to become one of 2021’s most unstoppable games.
The latest updates and announcements can be found by following 1047 Games on Twitter, Discord or at Splitgate.com.