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The Medium gets a 3.9GB Update with performance optimizations

Bloober Team has just released a 3.9GB Update for The Medium that brings performance optimizations across the whole game.

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gamer780462d ago

this is why gamespass is so awesome, so many games released now don't perform the best or well at launch, but with gamespass you still get to try them out without spending money then play them when they are patched once or twice.

Magog62d ago

So you're saying gamepass is great because it encourages devs to launch broken games?

Livingthedream62d ago

The game was nowhere near broken. The fact that we have online platforms allows developers to continuously update games. Sony and MS do this as well. The great thing about game pass, is you don't actually have to purchase the game(s)

Chriswheeler2262d ago

I dont think it encourages but it certainly doesn't make any incentive to create a game that looks good enough that folks are willing to spend more than 10 bucks on it.

Ron_Danger62d ago

It doesn’t encourage devs to put out unfinished products, but it does alter gamers mindsets.
“... but with gamespass you still get to try them out without spending money” is a mindset you should have with demos, not full releases of games when talking about buggy games.

Imagine going out to eat at a restaurant and when you get there, they tell you the meal is free. When you get served, the meat is raw, the salad is rotten, and the server spills your water on your lap. Going in with the “game pass mindset” this type of this is perfectly fine because it was free.

gamer780462d ago (Edited 62d ago )

No it gives users a safeguard from games either broken or unoptimized while still the opportunity to play them. Because let’s be honest the state of games isn’t changing anytime soon. But nice try turning a positive comment into a negative one...

stiggs62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

"So you're saying gamepass is great because it encourages devs to launch broken games?"

This is youre takeaway from gamer7804's enthusiatic comment regarding Gamepass? Man, some peole will go to any lengths to find negativity in places where it doesn't exist. How do you think that you became such a dour, pessimistic person?

I actually feel bad for you.

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Imortus_san62d ago

Espect more broken games them ever due to COVID.

Kiwi6662d ago

So how do you explain all the games that required patches/upgrades after launch before gp was even a thing

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jwillj2k462d ago (Edited 62d ago )

You’re brainwashed. All gamepass does is create a platform where this type of behavior is warranted and welcomed. A patch to fix bugs is fine, but a patch that’s 4 gigs means the game is not finished. The product should have been delayed from that standpoint.

Instead of delaying and releasing the best product, you’re negatively affecting the products reviews and thus revenue stream, the later may now not be an issue because of gamepass.

So you’re paying actual money for undercooked games and validating your purchase by praising said games instead of complaining about the quality like you would have if you purchased it.

Do you see why people say gamepass just lowers the bar on expectations now?

Ron_Danger62d ago

Add another one to the list of mantras:

“Who cares, it was free on Game Pass”
“Best lineup in history”
“Most powerful console/ Xbox in history”
“First to 10 million wins”
“Sales don’t matter”
“Wait till E3”

DJStotty62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

Your rant is unjustified, this article is about a 3.9gb update for the Steam version, no mention of the consoles, or gamepass for that matter.

Then again, chances are your probably did not read it.

To assist further :-

https://steamdb.info/patchn...

Steam patch notes

Ron_Danger62d ago

@dj

You get that people are responding to the first comment, right? The one that starts with “ this is why gamespass is so awesome”... these are responses to that comment, not the article.

DJStotty62d ago

@Ron_Danger

You do realise i am responding to the rant about gamepass and not the article right?

In regards to the original comment

"this is why gamespass is so awesome, so many games released now don't perform the best or well at launch, but with gamespass you still get to try them out without spending money then play them when they are patched once or twice."

They are simply stating that they think gamepass is awesome, as so many games are released in an "unfinished" state, so if the game is on gamepass in said "unfinished" state, you can try them without spending money.

Again, the commentors opinion about gamepass, not the article in question.

Hope this helps.

DJStotty62d ago

"A patch to fix bugs is fine, but a patch that’s 4 gigs means the game is not finished. The product should have been delayed from that standpoint."

Demons souls patch size - 7.5GB

https://www.vg247.com/2020/...

So your saying Demon's souls was also an unfinished PS5 product? That is what your saying right?

someone7262d ago

Meh, this game plays great on series consoles. Apparently not so great on pc, but that’s irrelevant to gamepass on consoles.

People will find a way to complain about anything.

Give people free money - the government cant afford it,
free college - i paid for mine, they should too!
Free healthcare - the lines are too long, it sucks
Etc....

Gamepass complaints are just another way for people to complain about something good. Ignore them and move on.

SPEAKxTHExTRUTH62d ago

So games didn't release broken and in need of patches outside of gamepass or before it existed? Sounds like a cap to me.

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sagapo61d ago

Last of Us 2 got a 4gig patch twice! So according to you that game was not finished as well?

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DJStotty62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

No, i think gamer7804 is speaking in general, when he is saying "so many games released now don't perform the best or well at launch" referring to the many games that do launch with issues, and the list can be extensive.

They are just basically stating that if these games are on gamepass, you do not need to go to the hassle of paying for a broken game and then getting a refund.

I do not know how you took that as "gamepass is great because it encourages devs to launch broken games?" when they were not referring to gamepass releases.

At least that is what I assumed they meant with the comment.

On topic, this update is for Steam and not consoles, as per stated in the article :-

"As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client."

Locutus_of_borg62d ago

Consoles too ... mine updated earlier but I’ve not had chance to try it yet tho ...

DJStotty59d ago

Yeah i got a 4.5GB update for the Series X version also.

potatoseal62d ago

I fully disagree. I think GamePass is a cancer on gaming and it fosters mediocrity. It will never push gaming forward, it will hold it back. This is all my opinion so don't start going crazy. You enjoy it? Good for you. But I think it sucks and it encourages mediocre games and shovelware to thrive.

rakentaja62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

Game Pass is the best thing on Xbox now and in the future. The quality of the game depends only on the developer and nothing else. The Bloober Team has never released any "must-buy," so why should it be any different this time? The first decent game with native Series X support came and it wasn't 9/10 ... Game Pass automatically sucks!!! Game Pass has a lot of high-quality games released on day one. Why should a developer rush to release a game that generates less interest and makes the developer mediocre because of Game Pass ... there is no logic. No one wants to be a mediocre developer. The more the game been downloaded from Game Pass, the more Microsoft probably will pay them. Games in GP are not much different from physical copy.

Ijustplaygames2061d ago

The Wii existed long before game pass with piles of shovelware broken games, unfinished games, bad games. CP2077 exists & has nothing to do with game pass! CDPR management saw holiday sale dollar signs in their eyes & couldn't pass it up.

gamer780461d ago

You are free to disagree, but I think sometimes it’s the AA and indie games that really push gaming. A lot of the AAA games don’t do anything new. Now I like assassins creed ok, but it doesn’t really do anything new. AA and indie play an important role in gaming. Also it helps gamers break into new genres they’ve never tried. Now should it be the only way to play games. Of course not. But it’s good to have the option.

DJStotty59d ago

@potatoseal

"I fully disagree. I think GamePass is a cancer on gaming and it fosters mediocrity."

And i would fully expect that opinion, being an owner of a Playstation.

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ZeroBlue261d ago

I wouldn't call Gamepass awesome unless you're really into mediocre games.

gamer780461d ago

There are lots of games on there, sure some I would say are mediocre but there are some amazing games on there as well, it’s also great to have an instant coop selection of games with friends. Lots of variety and quality.

ocelot0761d ago

I can kind of see what you mean and kind of agree. I always get gamepass for £1 for £1. It's so cheap. What I have found my self doing recently. Is with gamepass trying games I wouldn't normally give ago. For example Yakuza. I tried Yakuza zero played for about a hour and enjoyed what I played.

So I then went and bought it for PS4.

gamer780461d ago

Right regardless of where you buy it. Then your purchase was a win for gamespass and the developers of yakuza.

ocelot0761d ago

@gamer7804 yup agreed Microsoft made a pound out of me. Sega may get a fair amount out of me as if I really enjoy zero then I will end up buying all the games available on PS4/5 which in turn means Sony also gets money out of me.

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Killer73nova62d ago

Good because the game plays like dog shit. Frames constantly drop and noticed that when one looks around in the game you get like a “pop” of black. Idk if this is the games compensation for blur motion but it just looks bad. It shouldn’t have these graphics problems because overall the game doesn’t like that good. I understand that it’s running two worlds at once but it idk how they were able to do it but some parts of one world show in the other kind of an overplay.

That being said I think the game is a good game. I like the story and giving me a Dino crisis/resident evil type gameplay. So I do believe that the game is a solid 7. If they were able to make the game more graphically intense I believe this game would be and easy 8.8

gamer780462d ago

Same here, bloober had issues with some of their past games and performance like Blair witch. Which needed patches desperately but they got it fixed up. They tell good stories though

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Aussiesummer61d ago

Ah who cares, it's a boring game with boring writing, bad animations and a boring gimmicky concept.

lonewolf1061d ago

My PC GP version is downloading 17GB?

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