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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed patch fix inbound

Monday, 19th November 2012 23:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sonic & All-Stars Racing developer Sumo Digital is aware of issues introduced in an early patch for the Wii U release, and is already working on a solution alongside fixes for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versons.

“We’re looking into the Wii U Boost Challenge and Ninja Tag issue (and any other non-race game mode). To cut a long story short there was a problem with the update which went live on Sunday – and we’re working to get it sorted ASAP,” a Sumo Digital staffer wrote on the Sonic Stadium forum.

The staffer said a patch is available for the Xbox 360 version which addresses some Achievements issues, while a PlayStation 3 update is expected “any day now”.

Sumo said the problems were only found after the completed game had already been submitted.

“Bear in mind we rely on SEGA QA to report glitches and issues as our own internal QA consists of a couple of people who check into issues raised by them,” the staffer said.

“In the meantime, apologies some glitches made it into the final game. We are monitoring threads on all forums and discussing issues as they arise with SEGA.”

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed released on the Wii U on launch day, November 18, but hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on November 16 before sim-shipping in the US on all HD platforms. 3DS and Vita versions are due in December.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. Kabby

    “our own internal QA consists of a couple of people who check into issues raised by them”

    Might want to rethink that. You also might not want to tell everyone on the internet you can’t be bothered testing your own shit too.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    I’m sure Sumo would love to employ a full QA department, but proper testing is pretty expensive – that’s why a lot of companies outsource. In this case, the publisher – Sega – allegedly dropped the testing ball.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. stx

    Looking forward to the patch on PS3. Hopefully it will fix the bug where a vehicle is turned in the wrong direction (or plane upside down) in some rare instances after being hit. Very frustrating when it happens.
    Framerate also needs to be improved in water areas, but that’s harder to fix I think.
    Great game otherwise.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Tenk

    I’m not really sure theres an excuse for this bug. it’s not like it’s hard to find. the bug I’ve run into removes all checkpoints on the boost challenge making the -first- tour uncompletable. half an hour on a linear course of matches.. the only way you could miss this is if you had never played the game in the first place.

    #4 2 years ago