Yesterday, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia originally on the PS Vita, was released on Steam. According to reports we here at LewdGamer have received, the release is currently plagued with bugs and graphical issues. These problems have been acknowledged by the developers and include startup crashes, non-functioning DLC, background inexplicably going black, and failure to meet the promised resolution of 1080p.
Developer Idea Factory International released the following statement on the Steam forums:
“Hey guys, we’ve been combing through the threads and wanted to let you know that these are some of the common issues that we’re looking into right now:
- DLC not working/not being recognized as purchased
- Crashing on startup
- Background going black (this may be fixed for some people by updating the drivers for your graphics card)
We also would like to note that the game has a max resolution of 1600×900, and is therefore not in 1080p as previously stated. We’re sincerely sorry for misinforming you guys about this and hope that you can still enjoy the game!
We’re also looking into other issues that you guys have mentioned, and we appreciate all of the support and feedback we’ve been getting on this. There are some growing pains with releasing a Steam title for the first time but you guys are definitely helping us make future releases run smoother!”
Here are some examples of the technical issues people have been experiencing that were submitted to us by a youtuber known as Bear who brought this situation to out attention.
We have recieved one report stating that uninstalling CCCP codec fixed some of the errors.
The developers are promising a swift fix, and ask for patience while they repair these issues with their first Steam release. Until then, I suggest holding off on purchasing the game. We at Lewdgamer will make a follow up post once these issues have been resolved.
We reported on Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 releasing on PS Vita a few days ago.UPDATE: Users are reporting that some issues have been fixed with a recent patch, though others are still reporting problems. The good news is that the developers are working hard on getting the issues fixed for their customers.Source: Steam forums Source: Bear’s youtube channel