Our history will surely remember 2014 as a disastrous year for game releases. I don’t know, maybe the titles were rushed or the devs had a hard time working with new hardware but every other title you turn your head to, had issues.
What a disappointment was Driveclub and don’t even get me started on Assassin’s Creed Unity. First a game has issues and then comes the apology from the devs. Apologies are trending these days don’t you think?
Another one has come our way from 343 Industries due to the issues we faced with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Since release the game has been getting various patches and updates to deal with multiplayer, UI and many other problems. Another one is announced for next week as well, along with some free content as an apology.
The news was revealed by Bonnie Ross in a letter to the fans.
Bonnie announced that fans will receive a remastered version of Halo 3: ODST campaign and some additional multiplayer content for Halo 2: Anniversary.
“a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can — and need — to do better for Xbox fans around the world.”
Not just this, fans will also receive a free one month Xbox Live Gold, in-game avatar and in-game nameplate.
You can visit the page here, to know if you are eligible for the free content or not.
Moreover, Halo 3: ODST campaign (if it runs) will feature full 1080p visuals and 60 Fps. Both the campaign and Halo 2: Anniversary content is expected to be a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection sometime in Spring 2015.
I can’t speak for anyone else but to me this is not acceptable. Paying $60 for a broken game which ruins the whole experience and then getting an apology and some free content?
I will not accept this because developers know about these issues, there is no way they didn’t. Whether it’s Driveclub, Assassin’s Creed Unity or Halo: TMCC, devs know what they are shipping.
So instead of delaying the product and fixing things, they choose to get the first rush of sales and decide to fix the game later with updates. This has not stop!
If somehow they didn’t know about the problems with the game, then it’s even more concerning. It means, developers are rushing their products without testing it properly.
That’s just how I feel about all this. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.