The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has announced that the first patch for Sonic Colors Ultimate has been released for Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the account stated that this is the first of numerous other patches that will be arriving to the title across all of its released platforms.
For those unaware, the Switch version of Sonic Colors Ultimate has dealt with a severe degree of controversy due to its bizarre glitches, with some even containing the potential to induce seizures. Several odd visual glitches reared their ugly head in this version, and while every platform of release has been dealing with its fair share of bugs, the Switch version is by far the most heavily affected.
Thankfully, this patch has addressed and fixed the harmful imagery that initiated seizures, according to several vocal fans and the like such as Youtuber TWIP. However, other bugs still need to be addressed, like frame rate drops, animation issues, and lengthy loading times.
Still, the clarification of this being the first of many patches really hones in on how problematic this release was. While we can not definitively know of the intricate development conflicts faced by developer Blind Squirrel Games, it is safe to assume that there were several missed steps of optimization and playtesting ahead of release.
Regardless, it is always preferable to have a stable game at the end of the day. So let’s hope these upcoming patches ultimately make Sonic Colors Ultimate the intended experience it was meant to be.
If you missed it, check out our review of Sonic Colors Ultimate’s PlayStation 4 release.
Sonic Colors Ultimate is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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