Hybrid Experiencing Launch Day Woes on Xbox Live [Update]

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Hybrid—the gravity-defying action title developed by Jeremiah Slaczka's 5th Cell's studio—is supposed to be launching today on Xbox Live. But the experimental shooter doesn't even appear to be available to download.


According to Joystiq, Hybrid has been pulled from Xbox Live Marketplace due to server issues. Slaczka posted the following message on the game's forums:

We are working with Microsoft to fix these server issues. Many people from both 5TH Cell and MS are working together to sort the problem out. We are making progress, but it will take time unfortunately. Sorry for the inconvenience, however we don't foresee this problem to continue once it's fixed.

A quick check at the Kotaku offices resulted in Hybrid showing up on Xbox Live Marketplace but unavailable to download.

Update: Microsoft tells Kotaku that the game is now ready for download. According to Jeremiah Slaczka, creative director at 5TH Cell, "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."

Hybrid pulled from Xbox Live Arcade [Joystiq]


Siege Devil

Huh, good to know its not just my connection.