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Lowest rated PS4 game ‘Basement Crawl’ getting rebuilt as an apology

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Posted on May 23, 2014 AT 05:28am

Bloober Team has revealed that it will be rebuilding its PlayStation 4 title Basement Crawl as an apology to people who purchased it, following low review scores.

The game is currently sitting on a 27 Metacritic score, making it the lowest rated PS4 game, and a 1.9 user score. Bloober Team’s Marc Colhoun has told GameSpot that the team is looking to rebuild the game entirely.

Firstly, I think that I should start this off by apologizing to those of you who bought Basement Crawl and have been waiting for us to fix it,” he said. “The game was a mess for both you and us.

“Usually, what you will see at this point is a lot of marketing talk and maybe a patch. Rather than accepting defeat on this and issuing a patch that kinda fixes this or kinda improves that, we have decided to just come out and explain to you where we are right now and what we plan to do. We have been rebuilding the game, completely from scratch and on a new engine.

“I know that this isn’t really the way things are usually done in the industry, but I think that if you have put a bad product out to people it is your job to do what you can to fix that. Even if it means going back to the drawing board on a game that has already been released.

“We don’t want to come out and say that this [new version] is going to be 10/10 GoTY, but just a way for us to regain the trust of gamers. We also really don’t want anyone to think that this is some kind of quick money grab. So, we will be giving this game for free to people who bought the original game. This is our priority, to ensure that we give you what you expected from us. To do this we are getting in touch with as many people as we can that bought the game to get feedback and help ensure that you guys are just as much part of the process as we are.”

Colhoun went on to describe how the team will be making the game better this time round. ”This deals with the technical issues we ran into but a few of you spoke about how there needs to be a tutorial, AI, more game types and so on. We have added all of these things into the game and more. We aren’t talking about it too much right now simply because we are in no position to be making promises to people.”

A patch is set to be released for existing owners of the game alongside the rebuild if they don’t wish to download the entire thing again. No release date for the patch or new version was offered.

Source: GameSpot

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