Psyonix CEO Talks Rocket League Server Issues
Psyonix CEO Addresses Recent Server Troubles
Rocket League developer Psyonix has addressed its fan base regarding server problems.
Recently, Rocket League players have reported several multiplayer issues including servers being down and long matchmaking times.
CEO of Psyonix, Dave Hagewood has addressed these issues in a post on Rocket League’s website:
“In regards to both backend (PsyNet) issues, and game server performance, we agree that the server outages and recent lengthy matchmaking times are totally unacceptable.
“We sincerely apologize to all of our players for the quality of online play, and we are focusing all of our available resources on addressing PsyNet’s capabilities and performance, and the quality of our game servers.”
Part of the problem for Psyonix and the company’s servers according to Hagewood is the game’s continuing popularity with the number of monthly active users jumping up by 40% the first few months of 2017 in comparison with last year:
“We are effectively becoming an online service company, as Rocket League is primarily an online game, and we continue to grow in size and scope. Growing this team is one of our top priorities as we approach Rocket League’s second anniversary in July.”
Since the PsyNet database is run by Google Cloud, Psyonix have been working with Google engineers to address some of the problems and exploring multiple options to improve the game’s online services including investing in new server hardware.
Rocket League has been a massive success for Psyonix who formed in 2001 and has 29 million registered players and sold 10.5 million copies across all platforms.
The game also stands out as a success story for PlayStation Plus when it launched as part of the service’s Instant Game Collection in July 2015 leading to an estimated six million downloads with Psyonix Design Director, Corey Davis describing it as the “best decision we ever made.”
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