Silent Hill: Ascension carried the burden of your entire Silent Hill franchise, of which there hasn’t been an official installment in a couple of decade, and instantly fumbled it throughout a disastrous October 31 premiere. The sequence—basically, an prolonged choose-your-own journey cutscene progressed by a stay viewers—already suffers from wonky UI and a ineffective “battle cross,” which requires you pay $20 for, amongst different issues, a “legendary” bread sticker.
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An sudden variety of persons are watching, developer Genvid’s CEO Jacob Navok instructed Kotaku over e-mail, making it in order that “a number of programs had been strained” throughout its launch. Lots of these individuals had been additionally posting about recreation director Hideo Kojima’s cum, so Genvid disabled Ascension’s chat for its second evening of streaming on November 1. Ascension’s 15-ish minute episodes air nightly.
Metallic Gear Stable designer Kojima is especially revered within the Silent Hill fan group for P.T., a defunct and daunting PS4 SH demo, and I suppose that makes some individuals need his “cummy in my tummy,” as they spammed in Ascension’s chat. Different chat contributors requested “pyramid head to look with large boing boing,” and introduced they “want pyramid head to impregnate me.”
Genvid, apparently, couldn’t take one other 24 hours of this, and pulled the chat function forward of Ascension’s second episode.
“Up till we are able to determine how we deal with the moderation queue,” Navok stated in an aftershow livestream, “we’re gonna restrict the chat to stickers, and hopefully, I can get the emojis in there, too.”
After that, Genvid will attempt to have its Twitch-style chat overlay again on observe throughout the subsequent few months. “We’re not gonna get it proper the primary time, we’re positively not going to get it proper the second time,” Navok stated. “However there’s a purpose that [Ascension’s episode schedule] is gonna go on for, like, eight months, which goes to present us the time that we have to tune and make issues good and enhance them.”
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As for Ascension’s microtransactions, battle cross, and its typically ugly rising pains, Navok implores haters—of which there are numerous—to see that he’s making an attempt his finest.
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“We’re nonetheless a really younger firm,” Navok stated. “We’re nonetheless studying. The general public who labored on this undertaking had been solely doing DLC initiatives earlier than […]. We don’t have deep expertise in monetization, we’re not nice at it but, we admit this.”
“However […] the concept we’re right here to rip-off or be scummy is simply absurd,” he continued. The harder downside to handle is that lots of Ascension’s detractors don’t solely suppose that the sequence is a rip-off, but in addition that it shouldn’t exist.