Thursday, March 6, 2008

Memo to Kush

Dear Kush,

It's come to our attention that your newly released MLB2k8 suffers from some severe, and unacceptable, stuttering issues. Coincidentally, the new release of Bully, which hit shelves on the same day as MLB2k8, has some framerate issues of its own; at least on certain Xbox 360 consoles. Now, these games have been out for roughly two days and already your fellow 2k Games developer, Rockstar, is out there with a public statement that both acknowledges the problem and pledges a timely fix it.
We have just become aware of the issues people are having with Bully Scholarship Edition on Xbox 360. It appears that some older 360s are experiencing framerate issues, freezes and other problems. You have our word that we never experienced any of this in QA - in any of our offices or at Microsoft. I am horrified, and we are now working around the clock to rectify this situation. Thanks to Neo-Gaf for bringing this matter to our attention. We love our games and put a huge amount of energy and care into making them all that they can be. We would never shove anything out the door - we never have and never will. We apologise to everyone affected for the inconvenience. Respectfully, Sam Houser
So, I'd like to know: Where is Kush on the MLB stutter issue and how long do the gamers who have dropped $60 get their fix for what -at this point- should be a mature game engine?

Thanks, so much.

PS - Sam Houser, by the way, is the co-founder of Rockstar, and not some hapless member of the design team doing his best Don Quixote impression on the Operation Sports forums, which is usually the best we can get from Kush after your many, many bug-ridden past releases. (Surely you recall the years of problems that plagued the Legacy Mode in College Hoops?) So, if it's all the same to you, I'd like to hear from someone in a position of actual authority in a bit more public venue than a niche fan site. Maybe the news section of your game's Xbox Live menu? If EA Sports can offer at least that with NHL 2008, surely you can.