Update: 10:00 PM EST

5th Cell has located the problem and is now fixed. The game has shown up on the marketplace for download/purchase. They did say it might take a few hours but it should be all good now.“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.” said Jeremiah Slaczka, creative director at 5TH Cell. Enjoy and make sure to join the Variant to fight alongside XBLA Fans!

Update:  6:02PM EST

While there have been many users that have been able to access the servers, 5th Cell has not officially confirmed that the servers are up and running. They have stated that once the problem has been corrected, Hybrid will be available on Xbox Marketplace. 5th Cell Public Relations/Community Manager Emily Halpin said : “As we said before, the servers will be going up and down throughout the repair process. Please expect to be dropped from the server, if you get in, until we give official word that they are back up.”

Update: 4:12PM EST

5th Cell‘s twitter account and a representative from the company on the Hybrid forum has stated that the problem has been identified, and will be resolved shortly. As of now, the game has been taken off of Xbox Live Marketplace.  How short is shortly? Stay tuned.

Original Story

The highly anticipated Summer of Arcade game, Hybrid has been released today, but much to the chagrin of it’s fans, the servers are not working. Via Hybrid’s forums, 5th cell released this comment:

“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. 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.”

Due to the being primarily online server based, it is virtually unaccessible when the server’s are down. Many fans have been positively responding to the message on the forum, but are itching to play the 3v3 shooter.