Konami's just updated the official MGO site to say the game's beta will now run from April 25 to May 11, delayed from April 21 to May 5.
We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test.
However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected.
As a temporary measure, we will be deferring the European public beta test and start it once we stabilize our server.
We would like to apologize for all inconveniences as well as confusion caused.
We would like to add that due to the above reasons, we will be making the following changes to the schedule:
1) Start date: Planned for 04/25/2008 24:00(PDT). While the start is planned for the weekend, it may change due to unforseen circumstances.
3) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 05/11/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 05/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)
The beta was delayed this morning, due to the fact that 20 billion people tried to download the client at the same time.
We're still unsure what's going on with the US and Japanese betas. Hopefully Konami US will clarify the situation in the coming hours.
Update: The April 25 date now appears to be global.