Bandai Namco Acknowledges SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Issues, Delays Launch

April 24, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


It’s been a shaky start for the free-to-play SoulCalibur: Lost Swords on PS3, with numerous people reporting that they’re unable to connect to the game’s servers – a mandatory step – when trying to play this single player fighter. The most common issue we’re seeing is error code 1098, which sends you back to the title screen.

Although the game is still available to download in the PlayStation Store, Bandai Namco has issued this statement on Facebook about Lost Swords, confirming there is a technical issue and the launch has been delayed:

Hello North & South American SoulCalibur Fans,

Bandai Namco Games America Inc. would like to express our appreciation for the excitement and passion that our SoulCalibur fans have displayed for SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. There is currently a technical issue that has delayed the launch of the game and we have been working through this issue all through last night and today to expedite the launch of SoulCalibur: Lost Swords.

We have discovered that the issue requires a resolution across multiple parties and therefore our efforts to remedy the issue is taking longer than anticipated. Currently we are working feverishly with a key partner to implement a solution in the shortest amount of time possible.

We know that this title has been highly anticipated by all of you and we ask for your patience and understanding as we work to get SoulCalibur: Lost Swords up and running as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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