Splitgate, a free-to-play arena shooter that turns out to be a mix of gloriole and portalhas a moment. Maybe you can even play it now.
Currently in beta, developer 1047 Games postponed full release of the game because too many people tried to play. It is still incredibly popular and regularly has five- and sometimes six-digit simultaneous player numbers (if you evaluate across platforms). For a few days it was almost impossible to get into a match.
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Earlier this week Splitgate
As one of the employees of 1047 Games explained, the team can’t just buy more servers. Any solution would take a while to crystallize.
Two nights ago, although I knew the odds, I stupidly tried to play. I stayed in line until my Xbox Series X was automatically turned off from sleep settings. That felt as good as any other sign to call it for the night.
Yesterday it started to form. 1047 games took the servers offline
I got in line late last night and got to watch a full episode of Netflix Castlevania before getting into a game. I say: very good timing!
Basically, Splitgate feels like Halo 3, a game that I’ve put so many hours into. There’s even a copy of this game’s battle rifle and some of the modes such as Oddball and Clap, are more or less identical to theirs gloriole Colleagues. And yes, Splitgate nails the signature portals of portal and Portal 2, two other games that I’ve played a lot. These are things I wouldn’t have to travel far for. One would think that a complete overhaul of concepts that are decades old would be a diversion.
Even so, it’s still a devastatingly cool concept to play them together. Expressed in a simple way, Splitgate is tasty. I’m just not sure if it’s worth waiting several hours. There are vanishingly few things in life. But five minutes isn’t that bad.