Update: Game director and writer Hidetaka Suehiro, known as Swery, has commented on Deadly Premonition 2’s frame rate situation in a live stream. Here’s what he had to say, via a translator:
“There will not be a patch released in time for the release date, but Swery’s going to take everyone’s opinions and points into account, and he’s going to fight with the producer to get something done at some point after the game’s release”.
You can catch his comments at the 52:40 mark of this video.
It would also appear that Jim Sterling’s initial comment, saying that the Deadly Premonition 2 team has “no plans” to fix the game’s frame rate, wasn’t entirely accurate. He has now updated fans on social media with a full quote from the PR team:
“Currently we’re looking into our options for a possible patch, but nothing is confirmed yet”.
Original Article (Wed 8th Jul, 2020 16:15 BST): So, the Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise reviews are out today and – as we discussed in our very own write up about the game – the frame rate is truly abysmal. If you’ve read our review, you’ll remember us talking about hitching animations, frame freezes, horrible pop-in, and plenty besides, and a similar experience appears to have been had by critics across the board.
The game still has its own unique charms despite the issues – or perhaps, because of them – but we imagine there’ll be a fair few players picking up the game who are left immediately hoping for a patch to put things right. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like that’ll be the case.
After having a discussion with PR representatives working on the title, video game YouTuber Jim Sterling has reported that there are “no plans to fix” its performance issues. The news was shared in a YouTube video (which features mature language from the start). Fans of the series will be used to these technical problems – the first game had its own fair share of issues too – but newcomers appear to be in for a pretty nasty, and ever-present, shock.
Are you planning on buying Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise when it launches this Friday? Are you put off by the technical issues, or will be enjoying the game regardless? Let us know with a comment.