First off, on behalf of LightBox Interactive, SONY Santa Monica and the SONY Network team in San Diego...
Thank you for your help with the
Starhawk BETA Stress-Test!
The team was able to do a ton of monitoring on a variety of Starhawk's back-end systems. They were able to see them fail. Learn how they failed and experiment with hardware and action plans on how to resolve the issues. This would not have been possible without the efforts of our players around the world, all trying to hammer on the system yesterday!
Jose Madrigal, Chris D'Ambrosio, Mark Benevente, Heath McKay, Josephine Chia, Tyler Gaede, Tim Marsh, George Chen
Many of the players never really see what happens behind the scenes on a global online game so we wanted to take a moment to show you a pic of the team that monitors and supports our global Starhawk infrastructure (that's just a fancy word that IT-types like to use for servers, routers, switches, etc.).
This team is stationed in the SONY Network Operations Center in San Diego where they monitor Starhawk and because the sun never sets on our global community, this team is working 24 hours a day!
So thanks again for helping us stress-test the Starhawk BETA. While it was certainly very frustrating for many players as they tried to log-in, match-make, view the server-list, etc, the end result was a great test of our Starhawk servers so that we can make sure that all of you that pay your hard-earned $60 for Starhawk when we release it on May 8th will have a great multiplayer experience!
That's it for now...back to work!