Sports Story: Switch Indie Blocks Access to Room That Criticized Development
A new patch for Sidebar Games’ Sports Story changed the dialogue from the Chamber of Secrets that contained development complaints.
This secret room is not meant to be seen by players, Discovered shortly after launch. this new patch was supposed to remove access to the room entirely, but some players were still able to find ways to break in. Sidebar Games addressed the room in their latest patch notes, stating ” Access to the secret development room has been blocked.”
In our first conversation in this secret room, we talked about issues in development: “You might say we’re experiencing troubled development,” “Someone keeps asking for new features, and my original vision no longer exists.”
The Sports Story dev room is actually still accessible, but the dialogue has changed #Nintendo Switch pic.twitter.com/h8Ch5Z6f2X
— Tendog (@tend0g) January 29, 2023
However, as currently reported, euro gamer, the room now contains another dialogue in which the character has changed the tone. I can assure you, things are very much under control here! I promise.
Sports Story is the long-awaited sequel to the hit indie game Golf Story on Switch in 2017. The game was first announced in his 2019 as a Summer 2020 release date before a delay pushed the game until his December 2022.
The game was in a rough state at launch, with a number of game-breaking bugs on top of poor performance. Sidebar Games released multiple patches last month to make the game more playable. The lengthy delay and inclusion of this secret development room suggests that Sports Story’s developers struggled during production.
IGN has reached out to Sidebar Games for comment and will update this article once we hear back.
A patch is in progress to fix some reported issues. If you have any problems, please send an email with the bug report in the subject line. It should be ready in no time, but patches may take a little longer to process during the holidays.
— Sidebar Games (@sidebargames) December 24, 2022
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