Friday, April 1, 2011
For April Fool's Day, Game Companies Offer Titles That Don't Have Any Bugs
As an April Fool's Day prank, game companies including Ubisoft and Activision are offering bug-removal updates to bug-infested classics such as Far Cry 2, but the updates last for one day only.
"Tomorrow, the games revert and go back to their original bug-ridden state," explains Ubisoft head developer Heywood Jablome. A member of the game community, Harry Butoks, comments that "gamers will have a one-time opportunity to experience these games as they were supposed to be when they were released." Activision head Mike Hunt also commented that "this move will also influence new developers to continue the tradition of producing and releasing titles that aren't finished."
In related news, a certain fake gaming news blog has been accused of using joke names in their April Fool's Day article...