Trials: Evolution
Trials Evolution Multiplayer Demand Overloads the Servers
Written Friday, April 20, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Trials Evolution players - including myself - have been experiencing problems with the leaderboards and multiplayer, with connection issues plaguing the game since its launch on XBLA this Wednesday. Developer RedLynx has said this is down to the servers being overloaded and wheezing under the strain, with a staggering 100,000 players connecting on day one.

"Good and bad," the developer commented regarding the issue. "Over 100,000 day one." Microsoft has since implemented new hardware to cope with the numbers, but players have still been reporting problems. In anticipation ahead of the potential weekend rush, Microsoft is bracing itself, taking steps to cope with the high demand.

"Microsoft worked quickly to deploy more hardware and the situation seems to have stabilised, and they are preparing for any surge in activity that might occur into the weekend," RedLynx told Eurogamer. "We apologise for the inconvenience and obviously we're working closely with Microsoft's team to improve the situation and prevent this sort of thing from happening again."

We don't know about you, but we've been loving Trials Evolution, regardless of any server issues. You can download it now for 1200 Microsoft Points. Then why not enter our awesome Trials Evolution 35,700 Microsoft Points giveaway while you're at it!?


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Comment #1 by cheevo360
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 06:54:21 AM
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To be honest with you all, this game is one of best XBLA titles ever made.


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Comment #2 by VladimirK
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 06:56:24 AM
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"the situation seems to have stabilised"

I would disagree somewhat after playing this morning.
Played 3 games, everybody had at highest, a yellow connection showing and it took a considerable length of time to even find these matches.

Better than yesterday where it just wouldn't find any but still needs something done imo.

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Comment #3 by kitch
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:00:43 AM
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Dl it on release but been too ill to play it !

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Comment #4 by humveebear
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:03:12 AM
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Not just Trials players - Disconnects must have been affecting everyone yesterday. I know mine kept cutting out.

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Comment #5 by JT Fever
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:06:43 AM
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Glitching on level progress also, seem to get to 6 or 7 then reset back to 3

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Comment #6 by Evo Kazz
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:07:07 AM
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I love how #3 got negative'd for being Ill lmao

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Comment #7 by mphcrash
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:14:54 AM
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i've been reset from level 3 to 1 online =( it even removed the unlocked game type.

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Comment #8 by Xero Shinobi
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:33:17 AM
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@7 - Same :'( I was 5 and am now 2 :(

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Comment #9 by link667
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:01:57 AM
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Will there be a review of Trials Evolution for this site?

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Comment #10 by Chimhog
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:08:04 AM
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@6 - shows what a$$h*les frequent this site.

On topic - Glad that the issues are being addressed.

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Comment #11 by bentiancai
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:38:03 AM
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Not a bad thing for developer, they know where they should spend money now.

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Comment #12 by tananset
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:52:06 AM
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can't blame em. the game is XBLA but over-retail-quality.

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Comment #13 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 09:11:34 AM
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I'm looking at getting this tomorrow. Can't wait. I keep playing the demo. But the fact that so many people online can mess up the servers, shows how damn good and popular it is. I said when the last Trials came out that if it had MP, it would be the best game ever

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Comment #14 by SonsOfDisaster
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 10:11:52 AM
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Though on release day I was getting a little frustrated when completing a level and it would save my scores, I am happy that it is working great now and to see how big the trials community is.

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Comment #15 by SonsOfDisaster
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 10:13:04 AM
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^Would not save*

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Comment #16 by Bar Of Clay
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 10:33:54 AM
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was a little annoying the online crash on release date, they obviously underestimated the demand they were going to get. Awesome game though cant fault it

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Comment #17 by i got squeezed
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 10:38:09 AM
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This game is addicting and I can't get off of it. What should I do?

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Comment #18 by SUTCLIFF 286
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 11:02:04 AM
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GOTY, nuff said. Server issues are understandable with small games studios like redlynx, taking 3 months to fix an entertainment Juggernaut however is not (looking at you EA)

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Comment #19 by francisrossi
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 12:11:13 PM
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@18 - Ubisoft own RedLynx.

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Comment #20 by TheMovement81
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 12:29:55 PM
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@17 - Just keep playing.

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Comment #21 by SkyJin
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 01:00:14 PM
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Lost some levels as well, decided to wait with multiplayer until it is fixed.
Singleplayer seems to work just fine.
Oh, and the game is awesome!!!! :D

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Comment #22 by Nevander
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 02:04:52 PM
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Step 1 - Makes and releases popular game.
Step 2 - Doesn't get enough servers for popular game.
Step 3 - Fail.

Always seems to happen. Why can't they over purchase servers, then sell what they don't seem to need?

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Comment #23 by GOWnage
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 02:07:24 PM
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I got in a few matches, ranked up to 4, got reset and haven't been able to join a match since. Brilliant!

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Comment #24 by neo consumer
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 02:39:31 PM
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It's shit anyway.

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Comment #25 by Turdboi
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 02:54:07 PM
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I havent had any issues, it is an awesome came but i feel they toned down the difficulty which is a shame.

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Comment #26 by Simlaurel
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 03:42:47 PM
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@24...We're talking about Trials, not what your brains are made of.

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Comment #27 by FreiZeitGeipel
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 03:52:00 PM
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Kinda glad I am not the only one who is affected by these issues. However, I forgive Redlynx because the game is simply brilliant! Nothing and nobody is perfect.

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Comment #28 by Joe Mauler
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 04:15:53 PM
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You know it's bad when Searching for players and my Xbox freezes

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Comment #29 by Joe Mauler
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 04:18:25 PM
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Not saying the game is bad though. Game is frigging good. So good, too many people for them to handle.

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Comment #30 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 07:07:02 PM
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Played for hours and won 5 games finally

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Comment #31 by True Marvellous
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:29:10 PM
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@25 theve not toned down the difficulty they improved the physics engine so you dont get the random bails you had in the original.

Awsome game though goes into the very short list of xbla games that are actually worth 1200 marps

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Comment #33 by agius94
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 09:40:03 AM
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The Multiplayer is so addicting. It's been alright with me so far. Sometimes can be difficult to get in a game but I haven't been kicked out or anything.

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Comment #34 by Ereaser NL
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 09:59:29 AM
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@22 they didnt expect 100.000 ppl to buy the game the first hours and since everyone just go the game, they play easier tracks wich are done faster so the servers get overloaded with tracktimes/ghosts

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Comment #35 by plum
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 03:37:45 PM
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@32. Just looked at your website. COME ON your selling air jordans for $30 at least put them up to $60 then you could steal peoples money you ideot.

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Comment #36 by shadowfeeder
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 09:08:20 AM
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Managed to grab the 5 pub wins achievement already. Having problems with the editor though, keeps crashing on me. :/

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Comment #37 by LeviXLush
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 01:01:27 PM
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This is why I've been holding off, Trials HD exploded after the word got out and I knew there would be so many on Evolution there would be issues! I'll wait out the rush!

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Comment #38 by DMANTHESLAYR959
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 03:32:25 PM
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Brilliant game completed it quite quickly but loved every moment of it:) not as hard as HD though

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Comment #39 by dfgwegwe
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 08:54:54 PM
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Comment #40 by DMANTHESLAYR959
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 11:24:48 AM
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like this comment if you want trials hd to link with evolution so you can have all the old tracks back and the factory.

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Comment #41 by DMANTHESLAYR959
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:40:43 AM
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need DLC for it already :(

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Comment #42 by loonyrob
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 08:10:41 AM
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Love this game although it is very frustrating at times!

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Comment #43 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:22:13 PM
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Classic story of MS cutting on costs where possible, well I don't see any other way than to cough up more though on resources and set up more servers LOL

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Comment #44 by Misterjiggy
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 02:28:51 PM
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I can't stop Playing, This is so addicting!!

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