Server Issues Hamper Hybrid's Launch

by Jim Reilly on Aug 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM

Update: The server issues have been resolved and the game is now available for purchase on Xbox Live Arcade. 5th Cell creative director Jeremiah Slaczka issued the following statement:

We have worked with Microsoft to diagnose and resolve the server issue surrounding Hybrid. Our entire team appreciates the overwhelming response of fans logging in on day-1 and for bearing with us during this short downtime. We expect a smooth gameplay experience from here on out.


Original Story: Hybrid, the new cover-based online shooter from developer 5th Cell, ran into server issues today during the game's launch. The issues have caused Microsoft to remove the game temporarily from the Xbox Live Arcade store.

"We have identified a problem and are in the process of finding a solution," a studio representative said in a statement to Game Informer. "We will make the game available as soon as we can and apologize for the inconvenience.”

Hybrid is one of five titles that are part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion.