Posted By Shaun K. about 9 months, 1 week ago
Ever since it was released for Xbox 360 and PS3, the Silent Hill HD Collection has been plagued by problems almost as disturbing as the various monsters that inhabit the fictional town itself. These have included severe frame rate drops, various graphical glitches, sound loops, other audio glitches, and reduced transparencies of fog, glass, etc. Additionally the PS3 version of the game has also suffered from erratically changing walking speeds that can make the game unplayable at worst and the game running before loading screens have cleared which in turn can cut off portions of cutscenes or leave players vulnerable to enemy attack. Now almost five months later Konami has finally released a patch that will clear up all these problems for players. Provided they have the PS3 version of the game of course.
That is because while the PS3 patch is now live, it turns out that Konami has decided to cancel the 360 version of this patch owing to what they describe as “technical issues and resources”. And if your eyebrows go up at that, then you are not alone. Konami’s full press statement on the decision follows:
Since Konami has not chosen to release any in the way of real specifics regarding what has motivated this perplexing decision, speculating on who and/or what is truly responsible for this mess is perilous at best. However there is no question that this is certainly a bum deal for 360 owners who have purchased the game and one which is likely to lead to further outcry and problems for both Konami and Microsoft in the immediate future. And considering the recent controversy surrounding game patches on the Xbox 360, that is exactly the last thing Microsoft can want to occur. If nothing else it should be interesting to see if this story continues to develop any further in the days ahead; I would not be surprised if this is not the last we hear of iy. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of any developments that might occur and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.