City State Entertainment have held another End of Week Wrap Up livestream with the main man himself, Mark Jacobs. He has confirmed that the beta will commence on Tuesday, 31 July 2018, but with a little catch that could delay the test.
Mark Jacobs has mentioned that this little caveat is connected to the player numbers - City State Entertainment have been trying to get 500 players together at the same time in order to stress test the servers, but haven't been able to do so yet.
He has stated that they will need to do this test on Saturday, 28 July 2018 before firing up the beta engines and if they couldn't get enough players then, they would try again on Sunday, 29 July. Technically, anyone who jumps in will need to either just walk around or try to break the game in any way possible.
Simply being there is enough to test the web API though, which has already passed the in-house tests. It would also be helpful if the test participants over the weekend provided feedback on new additions and adjustments.
It is a good thing to see that the beta wasn't pushed back too far though, as it was originally planned for 04 July 2018. Jacobs mentioned that the new plans involve beta tests every weekend, provided the one on 31 July 2018 goes well and web API passes the testing. On the other hand, daily testing is going to be benched, as it cost City State Entertainment too much time and money to be worth it. Therefore, weekend beta tests will assume their role.
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Mark Jacobs has promised a lot of change over the next weeks and months, which pretty much means development will be now firing on all cylinders. He also offered more insight into the new content and the current state of things in development over the 50 minutes of livestream. We have embedded a replay on top of this article, so if you're interested in further development, you can check it out. The stream starts at 5:51.