Grimm Bros. has recently released patch 1.07 for the PC version of Dragon Fin Soup. The Playstation versions have yet to receive any update leading people to question when the Playstation versions of the game will be patched.
Grimm Bros. have now responded on their Kick Starter page with the following statement:
“We understand the frustration and believe me when i say that we are a lot more frustrated about the matter than anyone else but as we had explained before things are not as simple as you put it.
First of all, even without the PS+ deal, the deal with sony always was that the game cannot be released for any other platform before the PS platform, ergo we did a sim launch.
Secondly, developers don’t choose when they release the game on PS+, games are being selected and once a deal and a deadline is in place it cannot be changed or postponed.
Of course we would love to address all PSN related issues but again, as we have explained multiple times, a different studio ported the title and did the submission and they have dropped the ball.
We cannot go into detail but lots of the issues, such as the one you named are the result of their port and our QA got the hands on the game only days before submission.
It is a complicated situation.
We do not have access to the PS source code, we cannot debug or fix those issues and are completely reliant on the porting studio Blit Works.
In our own best interest the PS platforms ideally would be patched ASAP, it’s not like we are too lazy to do so or don’t care, it hurts te sales and our rep but not everything is in our control in regards to this matter.
Lack of support for PS platforms is in no way a result of our efforts in supporting the game on Steam as we by our-self simply cannot do any work on the PS platforms.”
We recently published an interview with BlitWorks where we asked them “With the ports you have already completed, was there anything you weren’t happy with?” and they gave us the following response:
“We’re not happy at all with the version that is currently published of Dragon Fin Soup, because we had to port a game that was still in development, so it was terribly difficult. We hope the game ultimately gets to a stable point and we can properly patch it. Anyway, as a work for hire studio, you can only give your opinion, but the ultimate decision is not yours.”
So while it’s not clear exactly who’s to ‘blame’ for the buggy DFS release it is clear that we’re going to be waiting for a little while longer for any patch…