Tower of Fantasy developer Hotta Studio has released some surprisingly transparent patch notes ahead of the game’s release. August 10 worldwide release dateacknowledging that the game “still has many shortcomings” and may have some “inevitable” bugs and issues.
“We are well aware that Tower of Fantasy still has many shortcomings,” a new post (opens in a new tab) on the game site it reads. “We will work hard to improve them, but some bugs and issues may be unavoidable after the official release. We anticipate the possibility of certain issues, formulate corresponding debugging specifications and time limits, and urge our staff in relevant departments to put them in practice”.
The studio says that any updates will be announced “publicly and transparently”, and that preventing “any loss to your accounts and assets” will take priority when addressing bugs. Any bug fixes and other issues will also come with “appropriate compensation, to ensure your experience and interests are not affected.”
“We tell you all this in the hope that you will give us your trust,” the study adds.
I can’t help but remember Bethesda. caveat (opens in a new tab) Early Fallout 76 players expected “spectacular” bugs from that game’s release, though I don’t feel the same sense of apprehension here. I did not encounter any problems in my Tower of Fantasy Practical Previewalthough I was only able to test a limited portion of the game.
Along with this sort of caution, Hotta outlined some of the changes that have been made to the global version of the game since its last closed beta test. The first item in the file? “The option to customize your character’s chest.” Well, I’m glad we’ve settled that pressing matter.
The release patch notes also mention fixes for various bugs, audio language change, and localization issues (including six added languages). The requirements for some quests have also been lowered, and the difficulty of some activities has also been lowered based on feedback from the CBT. Apparently the CBT was so successful that Tower of Fantasy is giving out a free SSR-grade weapon “that you can claim after completing certain missions in the game.”
Let’s pre-emptively ring this bell: here it is why great online games always seem to fail on launch.