The PS3 demo issue with the matchmaking system has been patched today. The previous version has been removed from PlayStation Network and replaced with an updated one. You need to re-download the file in order to play it correctly. Check the official press release out below:
UPDATED ALIENS VS PREDATOR DEMO AVAILABLE NOW FOR PLAYSTATION 3
SEGA and Rebellion can confirm that the first iteration of the Aliens vs Predator multiplayer demo on PlayStation Network has been taken down. An updated version of the multiplayer demo is available now on PlayStation Network.
The first iteration of the demo suffered matchmaking problems resulting in some players experiencing difficulties getting into matches. The new demo resolves this issue and PlayStation 3 players are now able to create their own matches and browse for any available matches.
PlayStation 3 players using the old demo will not be able to connect to matches running on the new demo, so Rebellion and SEGA would please ask that all PlayStation 3 users ensure that they are playing via the new demo only.
“SEGA and Rebellion worked closely with Sony’s engineers on the PlayStation 3 multiplayer demo to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We are very happy to let PlayStation 3 players know that the demo has now been fixed, and would like to thank them for their patience with this situation,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director of SEGA Europe.
“There has been some confusion online as to why we chose to release a Deathmatch multiplayer demo. We chose Deathmatch as the mode for the demo as it’s very familiar to all FPS gamers and we wanted players to focus on getting to grips with the controls of the three playable species, without having to learn a new multiplayer mode at the same time,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO and co-founder of Rebellion. “We have plenty of new modes in the game and players only have to wait a matter of days before they can play them when the game launches.”
Aliens vs Predator is set for release on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC Games For Windows on February 16th in America and February 19th in Europe.