Hybrid pulled from Marketplace following issues

The latest Xbox Live Arcade release, Hybrid has been the subject of server issues on its launch day, causing the game to temporarily be pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Released on the Xbox Live Arcade yesterday (Wednesday, August 8th), the third-person shooter requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription and Internet connection in order to play the game. However, problems with the servers made the game unplayable.

A statement released by Microsoft read: “We’d like to confirm that we have identified a problem and are in the process of finding a solution. We will make the game available as soon as we can, and we apologize for the inconvenience! Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Creative director, Jeremiah Slaczka from the game’s developer, 5th Cell, wrote on the game’s forum: “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.

He continued: “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.

Once the issue had been fixed, Slaczka told Joystiq: “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 can be added to your transfer queue from here.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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