Last week saw the release of XIII for Xbox One, a remake of the cel-shaded cult classic shooter from 2003, but unfortunately the reception to the game has been highly negative thus far.
The game currently holds an "Overwhelmingly Negative" rating on the Steam platform for PC, with fans criticising the new take on the game's iconic art style, as well as its many technical issues with AI, audio, multiplayer and more.
In response, the teams at Microids and PlayMagic have issued the following response:
"First and foremost, we would like to offer our most sincere apologies for the game’s technical issues. In its present state, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand players’ frustrations. The pandemic has impacted the game’s production on many levels. Pivoting to home working for the teams has added unexpected delays in the development schedule and the QA process. We hoped we would be able to provide a Day One patch fixing all the issues but the development of this update is taking more time than expected.
In addition, the publisher and developer have confirmed that they're working on a detailed road map highlighting the upcoming free additions to the game, including new levels, weapons, skins and modes for the local multiplayer.
We want to assure you that PlayMagic is working hard to solve all the game’s issues. With live monitoring and multiple patches in the upcoming days and weeks, we hope to reach the quality level we all expect for the optimum gaming experience."
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