Last week, Ori and the Will of the Wisps got released on the Nintendo Switch, and while a lot of players have been enjoying the game, it’s not been the best experience for everyone.
For some players, the game appears to be randomly crashing, slowing down and freezing. One user over on the Nintendo Switch subreddit claims they experienced “over 30” crashes in the “16 hours it took to 99% the game”.
In our very own review, we also noted how several crashes and soft-locks were extremely demotivating.
There’s no need to worry, though, as Moon Studios is well aware and will be releasing a fix “soon”. Moon Studios’ game director Thomas Mahler provided the latest update over on ResetEra:
“We’re on top of all of that, no worries. A patch that should iron these things out will drop soon”
In a follow-up post, Mahler confirmed this patch would be included on the card in the physical version of the game.
When Ori and the Will of the Wisps launched on the Xbox One earlier this year in March, Moon Studios had to deal with similar issues. As reported on by our sister site Pure Xbox at the time, the game was running slowly, freezing and even crashing systems. Some players encountered these issues, while others didn’t.
How has your experience with Ori and the Will of the Wisps been so far? Experienced any problems? Tell us down below.
When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.
I got it on gamepass so I guess I lucked out. I’m hoping to get this physical though so it stinks that I’ll need a patch.
Hey were lucky we got it on here in the first place you know after they said that is was not going to happen.
A while back they were saying this game likely wouldn’t be possible on switch yet here we are.
“In a follow-up post, Mahler confirmed this patch would be included on the card in the physical version of the game.”
That thud you heard was my face hitting the dirt after getting knocked from my fence post. If the devs are going to work that hard and be this customer-friendly, then I will acquire their game.
So the only thing the game was criticized for on Xbox One has come with the port, huh?
“In our very own review, we also noted how several crashes and soft-locks were extremely demotivating”
@Retro_Player_77 @AlexRoivas Nintendo is known for their very long update approval process. I would have thought therefore that instability on such a level would have been flagged.
I am delighted that the “master” version has yet to be written to the game cards, but these bug reports do make me nervous. I have been awaiting the physical release… for “patient gamers” like myself, there is a willingness to pay a premium in time and a small premium in currency for a truly finished product.
@HotGoomba you are comparing Ori to a game from the worst studio in the world. That’s a bit unfair.
It’s troubling enough Mahler is active on an extremist forum like resetera, while he knowingly shipped a broken product. There’s little excuse when companies like his have the means to employ quality assurance testers.
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