You can’t in all good conscience, continue to sell a game that is unable to run in its current state. The overall Playstation experience is buggy at best, sometimes unplayable at worst. I have a PS5 and my wife has a PS4 and the issues are the same. Other than load times (which is handy after frequent crashing) there is ZERO benefit to the PS5.
Continued and ignored issues include:
I am no longer able to play without the game crashing at some point. Loading in through portal crashes the game. If I access inventory running it crashes the game. Large bases crash the game. Medium size bases crash the game. Too many NPC’s at once crash the game. Purges crash the game. Carrying treasure through portals crashes the game and you lose the treasure.
** Unresolved graphical issues**
Perpetual skin and rendering issues. Terrain turns black, loses details, blurs. It’s worse around bases, but is present everywhere in game. Textures simply won’t lock. Void Forge Armor is the worst for wearables. It turns black when you look away from it. Terrain bleeds and swells, and honestly looks ridiculous.
How will the system handle Chapter 2 of Age of War? Chapter 1 is unable to handle purges as they currently stand. The terrain fails. Thralls and players rubber band and disappear. The last six purges I’ve had, only one time has both of my clan members been able to log in and participate. We’re booted frequently and unable to rejoin.
I am excited for the potential of Chapter 2, but I have ZERO reason to believe the PS can handle the increase in graphics. It just can’t.
Most of what you seem to care about on social media is the PC mod community. I think the PS community deserves to know if you intend to address any of these issues or if you’re just dangling a carrot. I’ve been playing for five years, and every chapter breaks more and fixes less. Almost to the point where it feels like you simply don’t test it first.
Funcom, where does the Playstation community stand as far as this game goes?