Microids and Playmagic have apologized for the awful state of the XIII remake, promising to "solve all of the game's issues" in a series of post-launch patches that are currently in the works.
The XIII remake recently released for PC and last-gen consoles. Unfortunately, it's been plagued with problems — the game's subreddit is filled with reports of technical issues and an overall lack of polish, lamenting that the prospects for a sequel are less likely than ever. The complaints have gotten so bad that the game's developer and publisher have apologized over the shaky launch of the game and laid out a plan for how they're going to fix it.
How Microids and Playmagic Plan to Fix the XIII Remake
One of the reasons for the XIII Remake is ultimately the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer had planned for a Day One patch, but this patch ultimately had to be delayed, owing to the complications arising from remote work. This delay, unfortunately, also neatly demonstrated why it's probably a better idea to delay the launch of a game rather than launch it in a buggy state.
"In its present state, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand players’ frustrations." – Apology from Microids & Playmagic
"Pivoting to home working for the teams has added unexpected delays in the development schedule and the QA process," read the joint apology from Playmagic and Microids. "We hoped we would be able to provide a Day One patch fixing all the issues but the development of this update is taking more time than expected."
Going forward, the developers are monitoring any and all complaints of technical issues from the fans and are using them as a guideline to fix the most urgent issues in an upcoming patch that should be published shortly. This first update plans to address controls, frame rate, collisions, rendering, and sound.
Players can stay apprised of this progress by keeping an eye on the XIII patch notes page. You can buy the XIII remake on Steam for $39.99 or your regional equivalent, although it's probably best to wait until some of the more severe issues are sorted out.
Have you played the XIII Remake? What sort of technical issues have you experienced, if any? Let us know in the comments below!