Fans of Splitgate, the sci-fi multiplayer shooter with Portal, got some chatty news today. Developer 1047 Games has announced that it is finally bringing the game out of its long beta and launching it in 1.0 next month. It also revealed plans to create another title within the Splitgate universe. But in order to facilitate work on this next project, it will stop the feature development of SplitGate.
1047 states in a press release that it is developing a new shooter in the Unreal Engine 5 set in the world of Splitgate, which means it will also include Portals. There are no further details beyond that, but it will be the team’s full-time project.
As such, 1047 is launching SplitGate out of beta on Sept. 15, but it will do away with “iterative, small updates”. However, the team assures fans that Splitgate will remain online. The game’s launch will mark the start of a new season, which includes a new, free Battle Pass. Splitgate’s weekly featured playlists, and item drops will continue, and the team will still be working on small improvements and updates.
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Splitgate launched in PC beta in 2019, but the game really caught fire when its console beta debuted in 2021. The game became so popular on PlayStation and Xbox that the servers became overcrowded regularlyup to the point that 1047 decided to postpone the full launch and keep the game in a indefinite beta To focus on further stabilizing the online infrastructure.