You know how the open beta test for Ubisoft’s wall-breaching tactical FPS Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is meant to be going on now? By this point, you should’ve been gleefully barrelling through walls, turning floors into doors, and generally murdering people. Alas, technical problems popped up, and Ubisoft have kept the beta closed for a while longer while they figure it out. No firm word yet on when it will launch.
“Game sessions are not starting properly and we’ve encountered server issues, leading to failed connections,” Ubisoft explain. “We’ve identified the root issue that was introduced after the Technical Test while fixing a separate aspect of the game.”
They had hoped to fix it and launch the open beta yesterday, but that didn’t work out. They promise another status update today at around 10am EST, which is 3pm our time. That’s fine – I’m working right now anyway. Working real hard. I’ll prove it by typing words right here. See? Working.
This is what you want from an open beta, right? You want the devs to find and fix big connectivity problems before the game launches. Yes, they’re nice opportunities to get a taste of a game (demos are so rare these days, especially for multiplayer games), but they are also tests.
Siege is due to launch on December 1st. Ubi say they’re “confident” it’ll be fine by then.