NIS America has issued a statement on Ys VIII's poor PC port
April 16, 20181 min read
Aftermanylongmonthsof delays, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's PC port finally landed on Steam today. Despite claims that it would launch in a working state, the game is pretty broken and fans are (rightfully) angry. NIS America is aware of a lot of the problems and has issued a statement on the Steam community forums detailing an outline for what fixes are in the works.
"To begin," the statement reads, "we have isolated one of the widest-reported bugs concerning crashes occurring on start and subsequent issues related to controller support. We have created a tutorial to temporarily solve the issue while we implement a permanent solution. You can find out more in our Troubleshooting Forum post here."
I'm not sure how to begin to unpack that, but I guess we live in the era of patches, so why not just give up on QA and just unleash this mess into the wild? Along with that statement above, other issues include VSync not working, flickering of textures in two areas of the game, Full screen mode not functioning properly, text errors, controller detection issues and audio issues. Wow; that sounds like a travesty.