If you believe he was out to instigate anger and frustration, you're paranoid or delusional, whatever you want to call it. He said nothing wrong, and I would've said the same thing in his place, after witnessing how you people are acting like the Apocalypse is upon us.
You have a right to demand a finished and polished product as a consumer. I do not defend Hangar 13 in this issue. Never said it's not disgraceful to release a game in this state. However, I can not take you seriously anymore when you start freaking out this much over a damn trophy, or claiming I am against consumer rights. (smh)
i'd count my blessings if I was you and be happy I got hold of a free copy, instead of having to pay full price. Point number two: they can't revoke your license. You got the game for free through legitimate means, you should have a digital receipt of the "purchase" which counts as a legal document of a valid transaction. Sony fucked up in that regard, you own the game.
Yes. You got me, dead to rights. I'm out to divide you all and create a rift in this community, which will have repercussions for countless decades. Grab yer torches and yer pitchforks! Good God, you've gone off the deep end.
That patch for Island Saver must've been a very simple hotfix or a patch which has been in their queue system before launch.
I don't think you all know just how developing and submitting a patch really works. Let me give you a quick rundown of the process:
Countless people submit bugs and glitches over at their support department. The support team forwards those to their QA team. Those have to reproduce the bug in their current builds, to know what the actual hell is going wrong. When they were able to reproduce it, they put the appropriate dev team members on it to fix it. This happens for hundreds of issues being reported, alright? All being handled by the same employees, because keep in mind: not everyone is qualified to handle all these bugs. Not to mention some bugs are fixed quicker than others. Then they test the builds, to see if the issues reported are fixed, if those do not cause new ones (models glitching, animations going nuts, things popping in and out, etc) and if the fixes for all issues combined do not conflict with one another. You don't want a hundred patches for every single individual issue, right? You want one patch which fixes everything reported at that time. When all that work is done, they prepare their patch release submission and forward the new build (which optimizes the software and fixes bugs/glitches mentioned in their patch notes) to Sony, which takes days or weeks even, depending on the number of anomalies addressed. There are thousands of games out, so there are other patches being submitted as well; a new build ends up in a queue. Once you move up in that queue to first place, Sony performs testing of the patch, e.g. checking if the patch doesn't brick PlayStation consoles. As soon as Sony greenlights the patch, it gets pushed to users.
Small process, huh? Yes. Mafia II: Definitive Edition is full of framedrops, audio issues, bugs and trophies acting up or not popping. A shameful build for a remaster of a 2010 game. But hey, they can fix all that in just 48 hours, right? Of course they can. Not to mention developers aren't human beings, they wouldn't need to eat or sleep in between or have weekends, haha. The mere notion of it is complete folly.
I was hoping for one serious reply. Just someone who is able to put everything into perspective and call for some common sense. Was that in vain, or what.
I'm serious about this: some of you are badly informed - or just not informed at all, lol - and cry about the tiniest thing every single minute until a patch has been rolled out. It's like you want everything and you want it right now without any regard for realistic expectations. Instant gratification. Before I get another disingenuous reply saying I defend this build of Mafia II, I'm going to repeat it one last time, and I hope your minds can actually process the sentences I put down here: no, this game should've been working properly from the start and anything they do to fix it is too little, too late. The damage is done, and it's a poor remaster. But we're in this mess now, and all you can do, is wait until the patch is being rolled out to consumers. And no amount of complaining or incessant whining is going to make time flow quicker, make people work even harder, and make the queue over at Sony advance faster.
I'd expect a mature and decent reply from some people over here on my answer. But after having witnessed the strangest, mind-boggling comments on just one reply of mine, ranging from falsely accusing me of stupidly defending a game company to claiming I want to split this community, I fear that's wishful thinking on my part.