SOCOM PS3 Beta Collapses, Gets Patched

User demand is to blame for rampant problems in the public multiplayer beta of Slant Six's SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, the PlayStation 3 incarnation of the tactical shooter series.

"Due to overwhelming demand for the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Public Beta, we are experiencing load related issues," reads a statement on the SOCOM website. "These issues are causing abnormal latency, disconnects, long load times, login errors and community features such as clans and stats not functioning correctly (or at all)."

In response, the SOCOM team performed server maintenance and issued a patch, bringing the game to version 1.10. The patch adds support for dedicated servers in Europe and Australia and "addresses a number of stability and late joining issues." The patch is available for download now.