The Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker open beta took place this past weekend, giving the option to all PS4 players to help the game’s development team improve the game’s performance by joining in on the ninja action. Unfortunately, from the player perspective, there was a lot of downtime. However, Bandai Namco Entertainment writes all of the attempts to join in on a match helped them uncover issues that needed to be resolved:
Thank you to all the users who played in the NARUTO TO BORUTO: Shinobi Striker open beta this weekend.
We have been able to stress test the servers thanks to your participation. You experienced long waiting times before matching with other players and we identified the issues. Unfortunately, even with the different maintenances we haven’t been able to fix the issues during the weekend. We apologize for any inconveniences.
The development team will work on new fixes and different online improvements. A new open beta will be held in the future in order to ensure a smooth online experience for all our players.
Thank you again for your participation and cooperation to this Open Beta. Keep posted for future up-dates on NARUTO TO BORUTO: Shinobi Striker
Included in their message, as you may have read, is the announcement of a second open beta planned for the future! A specific date has not been announced, but as soon as it is, we hope to let you know right here on Anime Games Online! It is assumed the second open beta will also be exclusive to PS4, but we will have to wait for the official word on that.
Here is gameplay from the first open beta, which took place this past weekend. It features the Hidden Sand Village Training Field as the stage for flag battle. It was one of two stages that were playable in the open beta. The second stage was the Hidden Leaf Village Forest, which can be seen in the second video below.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is scheduled for release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam. The game will be released in 2018, but like the second open beta, a specific date hasn’t been announced yet.