The XIII remake was released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 10 and immediately started with negative reviews – the game has only 9% positive reviews on the Steam page . The XIII received such low marks due to many technical problems, poor performance and a change in the style of the original.
On November 13, developers from PlayMagic and publisher Microids made an official commentary where they responded to criticism of the game. The publisher of XIII remake has apologized for the technical problems, stressing that the game does not meet their standards as it stands.
First of all, we would like to sincerely apologize for the technical problems in the game. In its current form, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand the frustration of the players.
As the authors noted, the development of the game was seriously influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic – the transition to remote work led to unplanned transfers in the development and testing process. The developers planned to fix all problems with the patch of the first day, but its release was also delayed.
The publisher has assured that the PlayMagic studio continues to work on fixing all the problems in the game. The developers plan to achieve the proper quality of the game in the “coming days and weeks.”
According to Microids, the next update should address the remake’s most pressing issues related to control, framerate, object collisions, rendering and sound. The publisher’s website indicates other planned fixes in future updates.
In addition, the developers are working on a roadmap describing free updates, which will include new levels, weapons, skins and additional modes for local multiplayer.