Sony Santa Monica have affirmed their commitment to PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale in response to a overwhelming outcry on the games’ official forum.
Fans began to vocalize their dismay on the forum due to a distinct lack of information about a promised patch by Sony Santa Monica that would fix many of the balancing issues plague PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.While the patch was announced initially in august, and we even heard news of the the studio partnering up with an outside developer to make it happen; but in the end fans were left wondering after the patch missed its Fall 2013 target date.
Following weeks without word, Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman (aka “Just-Tank”) returned to the blog with both a proclamation, and an explanation.
“Regarding PS All-Stars specifically, we absolutely are not giving up.” said Kaufman. “We have an external development team who as of this letter are spinning up on the patch and starting to dig in.” he concluded.
Kaufman then went on to explain the true reason as to why the patch overshot the expected release date;
“The development time is much later than we expected, primarily due to our PS4 ports development of fl0w, Flower, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan. If we had an endless amount of resources, that would be awesome, but such magic doesn’t exist in this world.”
While the Community Strategist hesitated to offer up a future date for the upcoming patch, he did confirm the stage in which the project is in; as well as his own personal commitment to the PlayStation All-Stars community.
“The leaderboards reset yesterday, the patch is stil in early development, and I do not have a specific timeline to share as of yet.” Kaufman explained. “In the meantime, I will be contacting all those who have contacted me in regards to tournament support as well with prizes, and we’ll keep this community train going.” he concluded.
While the lack of concrete news regarding the patch will still likely leave some upset, by the same token many fans will also celebrate information as it’s survival.
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