A developer on the third-person stealth-action recreation Gray Skies: A Battle of the Worlds Story has come ahead to touch upon the sport’s abysmal Steam rankings, saying the staff will tackle the issues and launch a free remaster.
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However first, a little bit of context. Gray Skies: A Battle of the Worlds Story launched on PS4, Xbox One, Change, and Steam in November 2020. An atmospheric survival recreation with action-adventure and stealth parts based mostly on the works of science fiction writer H.G. Wells, Gray Skies was rocked by a plethora of destructive Steam opinions. Gamers criticized it for sloppy animations, illogical gameplay, atrocious controls, and far more, with the final consensus being that it’s a janky mess of a misbegotten recreation. This dragging has endured to this present day, and Metal Arts Software program by no means responded.
That was for a purpose, as developer Nathan Seedhouse confirmed in a July 15 put up on Gray Skies’ Steam web page that non-public points stored him preoccupied.
“After a few years of crippling private points that stored me away from growth, I got here again to seek out that Gray Skies has points, and has been reviewed extraordinarily poorly,” Seedhouse wrote. “I used to be unaware of simply how dangerous it was till not too long ago. I got here again to it with contemporary eyes after greater than two years and fully perceive the problems most individuals have taken with it.”
Seedhouse went on to say that though Gray Skies undoubtedly has issues, a lot of which the Steam opinions level out advert nauseam, he firmly believes the staff “made a good recreation” beneath all of it. As such, Seedhouse has outlined some upcoming plans to rectify the errors.
“I’m remastering the sport with new applied sciences which have grow to be out there, and my very own improved information of growth,” Seedhouse continued. “I’ll learn by way of all of the issues fastidiously and tackle each, paying shut consideration to the most typical complaints, comparable to clunky motion and irritating stealth parts. I actually recognize each one in every of you that took an opportunity on it. So the remaster might be mechanically added to any library that already owns the unique Gray Skies, freed from cost after all.”
Kotaku reached out to Metal Arts Software program for remark.
It’s unclear how the studio will remaster the sport and, ought to such an occasion come to move, whether or not it’ll win again gamers who already took an opportunity on it. We additionally don’t know if the theoretical remaster would hit platforms apart from Home windows. Nonetheless, with affirmation that the remaster might be free for many who personal Gray Skies, and that the unique model of the sport might be faraway from sale quickly, we are able to solely hope that issues go effectively for each Seedhouse and Metal Arts Software program.