XIII Remake Developer Issues Apology for Substandard Release

Probably Should’ve Delayed It

2020 has been quite the lesson for gamers and game developers. Delays happen, and sometimes they can actually be a blessing in disguise. Cyberpunk was delayed a couple of times, The Last of Us Part II was delayed, Control Ultimate Edition for next gen consoles has been delayed; all of these for the better, probably. There have also been games that were delayed, but still released too early like Marvel’s Avengers and Remothered: Broken Porcelain. Add another to that list with XIII Remake. Its developer Microids and publisher PlayMagic have apologized for the game’s issues since its release.

XIII Remake Delayed

XIII Remake was released last week for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Yesterday, Microids issued an apology for the game not living up to the fans’ expectations. When it comes to a 17 year old game, I don’t think another few months in development would really hurt, you know? Last month, it was announced that the Nintendo Switch version would be delayed into 2021. We are still not sure what that is all about, but hopefully Microids can learn from last week’s release and fix any issues with that version ahead of time.

Part of Microids’ statement said that “In its present state, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand players’ frustrations“, which begs the question: Why was it released? It should be noted that developers and publishers do not always agree on things, like a release date for instance. You can read Microids’ full statement, as well as the upcoming patch notes, on their site. XIII Remake is out now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, with a Nintendo Switch version coming out in 2021.

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