The first Street Fighter V Beta release date is fast approaching on July 23rd, 2015. Now Capcom has announced what you can expect when you log in.
The first Beta kicks off on July 23rd (18:00 PT), July 24th (03:00 CEST/10:00 JST)) for 5 days and is exclusive to PS4 users. The primary purpose of this Beta is to test the online net code, as this is something that Capcom is taking very seriously with Street Fighter V. The data that we receive from this Beta will help us to improve the net code in the final product, so we thank you in advance for participating in the Beta.
Here are some other details about the Beta:
Throughout the course of the Beta, all six characters will be available. This means that players will be able try out all the characters that were present on the E3 build; these characters are Ryu, Cammy, Chun-Li, Birdie, M. Bison & Nash. To set expectations clearly, the Beta will roll out with four characters playable immediately (Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison & Nash), with Birdie and Cammy becoming playable on Saturday, July 25. The reason for their delayed release is that in addition to testing out the net code, we’re also testing out our new content delivery system.
Check out the Street Fighter V – E3 2015 stage demo:
When players boot the game up and go past the start screen, they’ll be taken to the character select screen.
Players should choose the character they would like to fight others with, as they will not be able to select a different character before heading into battle.
Once they select their character, players will be placed into training mode while an opponent is found. Upon finding an opponent, players will be transported back to the versus screen and begin their match shortly thereafter.
After the match is complete, players will then be brought back to the Grid where they will go back into queue for the next match.
Unfortunately there will be no local versus mode during this Beta. Once again, the primary purpose of this Beta is to test the online functionality.
While players are awaiting their match, they’ll be training in the Grid. Versus matches will take place in either the Bustling Side Street (China), Terminal Station (London) or in the brand new stage the Forgotten Waterfall. Here’s a look at what the Forgotten Waterfall looks like.
Look familiar? Maybe you’ve seen the top of it in a previous Street Fighter. Each of the stages has been inspired by various locales throughout the world with the Forgotten Waterfall’s inspiration being directly pulled from New Zealand.
Check out this new video of the Brazil Stage:
PS3 Stick Functionality:
At this moment in time we’re currently evaluating PS3 joystick and controller functionality for the final product. That said, PS3 joysticks and controllers will not work for this beta.
Now that you know what to expect, players should read up on how the new battle systems work to get ready for battle. For those interested in signing up for the beta, please read the instructions below and follow those which pertain to your region.
Note: Interesting to see we won’t be seeing the just-confirmed redesigned Ken Masters in the Beta. More characters that rumors say will soon be confirmed include Karin, R. Mika, Alex, and Urien!