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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.