Rebellion apologises for AvP demo troubles

Friday, 5 February 2010 11:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Rebellion has said it’s sorry for the match-making issues plaguing the Aliens vs Predator multiplayer demo.

Speaking in a statement just sent to VG247 by publisher Sega, the developer said it has fixed the problems dogging the PC and PS3 versions. The 360 demo was unaffected.

The taster was released yesterday.

“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,” read the statement.

“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.”

The full statement is below. The shooter’s released on PC, PS3 and 360 on February 19.

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.

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