The remake of XIII has launched. However, the fanbase is really disappointed with what they’ve received.
In fact, some fans have noted how the graphics are less comic book and more Fortnite in their appearance;
And others have showcased the game’s…interesting glitches.
And XIII‘s developers, Microids and PlayMagic, have addressed the issues. Taking to a blog post, the XIII team posted the following statement;
“The highly anticipated remake of XIII, awaited by many fans, came out earlier this week. Unfortunately, players expectations have not been met by the launch version and we hear loud and clear the legitimate criticism and disappointment.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our most sincere apologies for the game’s technical issues. In its present state, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand players’ frustrations. The pandemic has impacted the game’s production on many levels. Pivoting to home working for the teams has added unexpected delays in the development schedule and the QA process. 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”.
Of course, the biggest takeaway from the statement is that the problems plaguing the game were because of the pandemic. [I’ll wait whilst you all find the humour in that statement]. Yes, XIII was released during the pandemic. However, it doesn’t mean it was totally or wholly developed during the pandemic. And, after all, does Covid affect things such as artistic input?
XIII will see a series of updates in the coming weeks. However, XIII has a lot of work until the fanbase can be happy with it.