Alongside Dragon Ball FighterZ's announcement at E3 last month, came news of a closed beta for the game. Later during Evo 2017, more news regarding the beta surfaced, with Bandai Namco announcing that the beta sign-ups were to begin on July 26.
But, in a bit of bad news for fans, the company has now announced via a Facebook post that the beta sign-up date has been pushed back to August. However, the company stated that the delay is not caused by an issue concerning the game, but "due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding" the beta announcement.
The post added that the company has decided to "expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program", and will also "bolster [its] background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups."
Essentially, these changes mean that the closed beta sign-ups will now commence on August 22, with the beta officially set to begin on September 16 and run through September 18 on the Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The closed beta will consist of nine iconic characters from the Dragon Ball Z anime series, which include Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, Trunks, as well as the recently unveiled fighters, Piccolo and Krillin.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to arrive on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in early 2018.