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505 Games gives a status update on Bloodstained’s big Switch patch

Posted on September 7, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Not too long after Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night launch, developer ArtPlay and publisher 505 Games decided to go back to the drawing board with the Switch version. A major patch has been in the works since then that is intended to improve the game in a number of areas, especially with performance an input lag.

505 Games community manager Jason Ryan provided a status update on the patch this week. Writing on Kickstarter, Ryan noted that there’s still no ETA, “but we are on track to deliver on our internal dates.”

Here’s the full status update:

As mentioned in the last update, the bulk of our development resources are still being put into the major Switch update. We don’t have an ETA to share with you on the full revamp, but we are on track to deliver on our internal dates.

One of the things the team is doing now is going through the game and identifying visual effects that are slowing things down. Where possible, we have optimized or replaced effects with ones that aren’t as impactful, but visually look the same.

Once the revamp is made public, you’ll see effects that are more clear and won’t drag down the framerate. We have a lot more of these kind of improvements in progress, with tons of work being done on input delay, stability, and more, but we felt that it was important to give you an idea of what’s being worked on.

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