On the very day of its release, the developers behind the PS5 and PS4 game “Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh” have made an unusual admission: the game is unfinished.
Pendulo Studios, the developer, took to Twitter to announce that, despite their best efforts, the game does not deliver the experience they intended for players at launch. They’ve promised to release patches in the coming weeks to address the issues and have opened their channels for direct feedback from players.
This kind of announcement is typically expected after a problematic release, but the timing here is particularly striking, coinciding with the game’s launch day.
📜Important release announcement📜
— PENDULO STUDIOS | Tintin Reporter AVAILABLE NOW 🤩 (@pendulostudios) November 7, 2023
The developer’s candidness is a rare occurrence in the industry, where release dates are often pushed back to allow for more polishing time. However, in this case, it seems the developers were bound to a strict deadline.
The community’s reaction has been a mix of disappointment and appreciation for the transparency. Some fans have expressed frustration, especially those who pre-ordered the game, while others have decided to wait until the game is fully updated before diving in.
The situation has sparked a broader conversation about the state of the gaming industry and the frequency of releasing unfinished games.
As players and fans weigh their options, it’s clear that the gaming community is becoming increasingly vocal about their expectations for quality and completeness in video games.