Starlight Inception may have gotten off to a rocky start, but the team at Escape Hatch Entertainment is not walking away from their Kickstarter project. In fact, it appears as though they are doubling down on the game. They are not only planning ports to the other PlayStation consoles, but are also working on a new update for the Vita as well.
When I reviewed the game after its first update was released, I said that the game was great when it worked. Unfortunately there were too many times when the game would break and ruin the experience. Another main issue was the file size for the game post-patch. The patch itself weighed in at nearly 3gb which pushed the total file size to 4.7gb. That’s a lot of memory to take up for a game that only worked half the time.
Thankfully this issue will be address in the new update and they have managed to cut the size “roughly in half.” However, this “entails a complete rerelease of the game through Sony” which is causing its release to be slowed down
Also expected in the new update are increased rewards for Patrol Mission, general bug fixes, and PlayStation TV support.
The hope is that the update will be ready soon, but it’s unknown yet as to when we can expect it. The small team at Escape Hatch has a lot on their plate as they’ve also announced their new game, Starlight Tactics, as well as developing versions of Starlight Inception for both the PS3 and PS4.
Release dates for the console versions are also not known at this time, but the game has been submitted to Sony for the PS3. It will be cross-buy, so if you bought it on the Vita you will get it for the other consoles at no extra charge.