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Submitted by on February 5 2010 - 11:34

Rebellion releases a statement and a PC patch to address demo problems...

Following issues surrounding the launch of the Aliens vs. Predator demo, Rebellion today issued the following statement:

Unprecedented demand for Aliens vs. Predator following the release of the cross-platform demo yesterday morning brought to light matchmaking issues on the PC platform resulting in players having  to wait to join games, or even not find games at all.

We’re pleased to say later in the day the issue was corrected and a small patch to the PC executable next time you launch it from Steam will have you finding and playing games using Quick Match as it was intended.

While this issue did not affect the Xbox 360, we are, with SEGA’s assistance investigating reports of a similar nature on the PlayStation 3 and working flat out on a solution.

The full game features the ability to browse for and create games but for the purposes of simplicity the demo was limited to matchmaking, alongside the ability to set up groups with friends which mitigated yesterday’s issues for many.

We’re really sorry that this issue tainted a day in which we saw many people get hands on with AvP for the first time and we’re hugely gratified by the positive feedback to the game.

SEGA is expected to provide a further update later in the day.


SEGA has issued a further update regarding the issues surrounding the recently released Aliens Vs Predator demo.

Despite solving the PC version earlier in the day with a Steam update, Rebellion has responded to the problems that continue to cause turmoil on the PS3 by claiming that initial tests have shown significant improvements.  The update fails to offer a concrete time-line for a final solution, however the UK studio will be putting in the hours over the weekend to improve the experience for PS3 players.

Rebellion maintains the issue doesn't affect the Xbox 360 version.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 06th Mar 2010 15:22, Post No: 10

Well... Aparantly this game have better sound than Battlefield: Bad Company2 so it must be just beond awsome right? rofl

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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 24th Feb 2010 12:48, Post No: 9

rebellion keep saying theres no problem with the 360 match making but, over the last week i have spent more time searching for online games then actually playing them one time waiting for 10 mins before getting a game, is anyone else finding this a problem? 

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By: mrkellen1

Added:Mon 22nd Feb 2010 08:43, Post No: 8

I think its a bit of nice, if u dont knw abt it yet check out some videos so that u might get intrestes: check out those videos at tubechunk


By: freeradical

Added:Mon 08th Feb 2010 18:53, Post No: 7

Sure, there are a lot of people playing MW2, but there still plenty of gamers to go around. If AvP's multiplayer is good enough and the game sells enough copies, then there'll be people playing online for to keep the servers busy. After all, the multiplayer population of the original AvP was pretty resilient.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 08th Feb 2010 00:57, Post No: 6

Mw2's population will drive this game to a botemless pit.The issue is driving my friends and me crazy.

By: SegaBoy

Added:Fri 22nd Jan 2010 11:37, Post No: 5

I actually get more impressed the mor eI see of this game - hopefulyl it can rekindle the terror of the original AvP (not Jaguar version, PC)

By: freeradical

Added:Fri 22nd Jan 2010 09:57, Post No: 4

It should do better than Turok in the multiplayer stakes I reckon. AvP games have a long running fan-base for their multiplayer thanks to the earlier titles and there seem to be some interesting modes and features for each character class in the new game. It'll still come nowhere near MW2's multiplayer population though. Nothing will for a while yet...

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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:21, Post No: 3

im going to pre-order this game but freeradical is right it'll probably have the same online population as xbox360's latest Turok which as well in my opinion was awesome.this game will be great.

By: freeradical

Added:Fri 06th Nov 2009 18:18, Post No: 2

We'll see, but it's going to take something monumental to rival MW2's online population.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 04th Nov 2009 21:20, Post No: 1

this game sounds like it could match CODMW2 in the online battles, but we'll see =)