Crytek: Console Patches 'Later & Less Often' Than PC

Crytek tells fans patches occur 'later and less frequently' than on PC because of certification constraints.

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Pandamobile1831d ago

Good. I'm sick of waiting for months for a simple fix because they have to get the console versions through certification.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1830d ago (Edited 1830d ago )

Pretty much why pc gets skyrim patches first all the time.

Crysis should have nevr been on console in the first place.

Part 2 sold less on 3 platforms over all than crysis 1 on one platorm.

Look now you can cloak while shooting, play a bad ass with no challenger.

Oh joy.

I will not be playing any shooter for a few months. Sick of em..

Their is a new shooter every week.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31830d ago

Pc gaming is used to having broken games and that's why I appreciate the quality control on consoles.

Baka-akaB1830d ago (Edited 1830d ago )

what quality control ? You are dreaming .

It's usually the same broken ass patches , patches as broken only later

ThatDamnGeordie1830d ago

Just putting you right on the "Look now you can cloak while shooting, play a bad ass with no challenger." statement.

I'm guessing you're suggesting that's also the same for the multiplayer aspect....Well on the multiplayer front the cloak will still disengage once the player starts firing, and cloaking in itself is still rather pointless, you can see people easily who are cloaked.

This is coming from someone who's played the pc beta and has a 4 kdr.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31830d ago

"what quality control ? You are dreaming .

It's usually the same broken ass patches , patches as broken only later"

I guess you were addressing me? You could probably count on one hand how many patches the Halo series has had. Nintendo stuff? Bring me a link(no pun intended) that provides evidence of buggy code needing to be patched for the public. Nintendo and Halo = consoles = quality control. You're welcome(for the above examples) and I'll thank you in advance for any link you could provide.

Baka-akaB1830d ago (Edited 1830d ago )

Of course there are example of games with little issues it still hardly outnumber andoutweight problematic cases .

For starters and for a while you'd hardly see a Nintendo game being able to be patched and fixed till recently . Wich still actually provoked rare stuff like :

A lot of their recent glitches have to do with backtracking;
-Super Paper Mario; iirc you couldn't progress if you went back to talk to someone before getting a key
-Metroid: Other M; if you backtrack at a certain point a door will stays closed forever and you can't complete the game
-TLoZ: Twilight Princess; if you save in a certain room, quit and reload you can't progress further
Also impossible to finish if the player saved and quit at the wrong time after crossing a bridge which subsequently gets broken.

-Pokemon: R&S; after one year berries would stop growing

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (US release). Path of Radiance save transfer will lock game up if the Path of Radiance game has any saves played on easy difficulty (also, it labels the other difficulties incorrectly).

nintendo QA (and the collaboration between QA and the DEV) is still relatively the best in this industry ... along with 1st party QA usually .

However the rest of the console world ?

Everything Fallout 3 in dlc was a nightmare at their launch , even on 360 .

Zombie got a nasty glitch i can't really discuss

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow error erased PS3 save data when it was released

Far Cry 2 has the infamous 27% Glitch, so named because it occurs when you have gotten to 27% completion. It only happens sometimes, but what does happen is that one of the factions' mission-giving Non Player Characters fails to spawn. This prevents you from completing the game, as you have to do all the story missions in the Northern District to go to the Southern District and then finish the game. The only way to avoid it is to restore from a save before 27% completion and hope it doesn't happen again.

Ghostbusters for both the 360 and the PS3 had glitch(es) that made two of the multiplayer achievements/trophies impossible to get. It was finally patched, 18 months later! And the real kicker is the patch only worked if the player hadn't already met the requirements for the achievements/trophies. Which meant practically everyone was screwed

I wont bother listing everything . But all the time we get console games released as broken if not more so than their pc version , despite so called QA testing and certification processes .

DOA's 5 1.03 patch was up for certification for a while , only to need a fix this month . What's the hell did they even certify for months since the bug is tied to a core mechanic of the game ?

BattleAxe1830d ago

With this kind of PR, Crytek should just avoid consoles all together. They still have yet to make a game that is worth a damn anyway.

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DERKADER1831d ago

I thought this was common knowledge by now.

SilentNegotiator1830d ago

Everything is news if it will get you hits.

mochachino1831d ago (Edited 1831d ago )

If Crysis 2 on 360 is anything to go by, Crytek acknowledges major bugs but doesn't patch, ever, so who cares how frequent or infrequent the patches are.

FU Crytek, I will never forget the grain glitch. Your user base will fall, just a matter of time. Your engine pales in comparison to next-gen offerings.

TurboGamer1831d ago

Ever sins the degrade from Cryengine 2 to 3 to allow they Crysis to run on consoles they already lost almost all of there pc fans.


They havent fixed the tooled up achievement glitch yet.

Soldierone1830d ago

And the problem is? I hate opening Steam because it almost always needs an update.

Significant updates are handy, but your game shouldn't be broken to a point of needing constant patches anyway. Sometimes the certification process slows down a needed patch, but often times I appreciate it because we don't need to update games EVERY single time we want to play.

RuperttheBear1830d ago

It doesn't though :/

Unless you only go only Steam rarely I suppose. Even when it does update it doesn't take long to do so.

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