Online multiplayer for the PC version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round was due in June. As it’s now July, you can probably tell that it’s not going to hit that target.
In an update posted yesterday, Team Ninja have confirmed that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round‘s online functionality will not actually be making the June release window. According to said update, this is down to “major issues” found during the beta test, which necessitate a bit of extra work.
Those in the multiplayer beta can continue to play it, but those who want to revert to the offline version – which, apparently, might not be uncommon, as some users “experienced issues which made the beta version unplayable” – can do so by opting out of the beta in the game’s Properties window on Steam.
Right now, there’s no updated release window for Dead or Alive 5‘s online functionality. And, while this is obviously rubbish, I’m happy that they’re taking the time to make sure it actually works instead of just lobbing out a half-finished version and then updating it later. I’d have preferred it if they’d let us know sooner than on the last day of their previous release window, though.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.