XIII Publisher Admits Game Was Rushed And Promises Fixes

It is pretty much unplayable on PC and now the publishers have admitted they rushed the game. In a new statement the Publisher offer explanations for the problems and promises fixes and other updates.

Relientk771342d ago

I was thinking of picking this up. I hope they can iron out all the issues with the game by then

monkey6021342d ago

I was more looking forward to this than the usual CoD and Assassins Creed tripe this year but the game's condition is incredibly disappointing

Garethvk1342d ago

I just do not know how it was released in that condition. 10 minutes of gameplay and I could see it was a mess. I contacted my rep to tell them the issues and he told me we have never heard of issues like this or seen them. I wrote the next day with observations, work arounds, and possible causes and got the ok. Now they finally said yeah we rushed it and have been flooded with angry gamers.

Garethvk1342d ago

It is pretty much unplayable on PC. It is all over the place, the slightest movement of the mouse is a huge reaction as an example.

-Foxtrot1342d ago

Then no buy at launch

You shouldn’t have rushed it

Ill pick it up super cheap

Not to mention the new art style strays away from the cell shaded goodness of the first one

Garethvk1342d ago

Would saying hey there is a Pandemic and we need a few more weeks to polish it up been worse than putting out an unplayable game?

-Foxtrot1341d ago

Yeah exactly

Like they are going up against next gen console launches, what's the point

Delay it, rework the entire thing, make it less buggy, give it a next gen release taking advantage of new features.

Garethvk1341d ago

Sadly when I was at Sierra this was very common. We did not see this at Monolith but Sierra before they closed down WA office and new owners ran it into the ground. Game after game shoved out unfinished or buggy as investors demanded so many releases per quarter and tighter development cost. Outpost released without features listed on the box, Tribes 2 a highly unstable mess. Trophy Hunting 5 so bad they scrapped it days before release. They had carts loaded with boxed versions of the game and told us to take as many as we wanted.

mastershredder1341d ago

XIII will never get a properly made game to do it justice.

XxINFERNUSxX1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

Rushed why, there was no real demand for it like Cyberpunk 2077. Instead you released a turd to the world. I don't know what magic they have up their sleeves to fix the game but, going by all the reviews on Steam & GOG it's a shit storm. What remaster I'm really waiting for is the classic PC game Kingpin. I hope that won't be a turd.


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Jiub677d ago

Although the late 2000s Turok wasn't my favorite, I would love a new entry. Open world survival with shotguns and dinosaurs. Not sure how we'd get the fusion cannon, but that would be pretty sweet too.

MadLad676d ago


All of these games are pretty much universally praised. Outside of Timeshift I literally own all of these.

Venoxn4g676d ago (Edited 676d ago )

XIII, The Darkness 2, Far Cry: Blood Dragon, Timesplitters: future perfect, Bulletstorm are awesome games

gurp76d ago

I played them all, they are all good in their own way
I used to be obsessed with FPS games