Bloodstained Performance issues are something of an unintended feature that eSwitch owners of Koji Igarashi’s brand new Igavania. The recent launch of the hotly anticipated title is now being addressed by devs focused on fixing a slow start for the game.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror-action platformer and a homage to everything that fans of Castlevania love about the franchise. The title follows the side-scrolling adventures of an orphan child. As the central protagonist slowly falls foul of an alchemist curse, her body crystalizes around her and seals her fate. The only way to save herself and the world around her is to launch headfirst into a quest to rid the world of a demon-infested castle and the challenge that sits atop this monstrosity.
Featuring the type of gameplay and design that you’d expect from Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night features a whole army of talent responsible for the iconic line of Castlevania games. Still, it hasn’t stopped the Nintendo Switch experience falling well below par. Despite some great critical reviews, Nintendo Switch owner found that optimization was not fantastic and, compared to our PC counterparts things are a bit sluggish.
505 Games has published a direct statement addressing these issues and it seems like the devs behind an otherwise great game are looking to address the issues, below:
“Hey, everyone. We have been listening to the feedback regarding Switch performance. Our goal is for everyone, regardless of platform, to be able to enjoy the game and have it run smoothly. We want to live up to your, and our, expectations.
Throughout the QA process, we have been addressing performance issues in the game. Update 1.1 was published to Switch prior to launch to add content and improve performance. It did not accomplish as much as we had hoped and we need to do more.
To address the concerns brought up by the community we are immediately shifting resources to improve performance and stability for the Switch. You can expect a number of small updates that will improve different areas of the game rather than waiting longer for one big update. We will have more details as we dive into the work.
We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.”
If you haven’t checked out Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night yet then you can still get an optimal Bloodstained performance and check out the 13 free DLC on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One now.