Swing and a miss.
Sports activities Story, the long-anticipated sequel to indie hit Golf Story by Sidebar Video games, was lately launched on the Nintendo Change just some days earlier than Christmas, and up to now, the consensus from followers appears to be that the sport is stuffed with glitches and bugs. Many stories point out that the sport was launched in such a state that it’s merely unplayable.
Now, almost every week after the sport’s launch, one participant has found a secret “developer room” that isn’t accessible via typical means, and the contents of the room are grim. What this participant discovered means that the builders had been overworked whereas creating the sport, the sport’s unique imaginative and prescient was misplaced, and the undertaking turned too bold someplace alongside the way in which.
Twitter person tendog recorded gameplay from this Sports activities Story hidden room, which is crammed with characters that characterize builders in a piece room. Every of the characters has one thing completely different to say concerning the state of the sport and its creation.
Some examples of the dialogue embrace:
- “You may say we’re experiencing a troubled improvement.”
- “You may additionally say anyone stored requesting new options and my unique imaginative and prescient not exists.”
- “One may even enterprise to say we must always have made the sport work as a substitute of including options.”
- “The menu is STILL damaged.”
- “They instructed me this was mounted. Ought to I report it once more?”
There’s additionally dialogue change between a number of the builders quarreling and blaming one another for damaged and lacking options.
Tendog additionally posted a YouTube video that reveals learn how to entry this hidden room in Sports activities Story. It includes coming into Len’s retailer in the course of the sport’s first chapter, pushing some packing containers to drive the participant character out of bounds, and navigating the empty area to the key room.
Sports activities Story and its predecessor Golf Story are recognized for having humorous dialogue, however is that this hidden room indicative of larger points at Sidebar Video games throughout its improvement?
Sports activities Story was initially introduced again in 2019 and had a focused 2020 launch window. When 2020 (after which 2021) got here and handed with no phrase on the sport’s progress, followers turned anxious about its standing.
Lastly, in November 2022, the sport was introduced to lastly be launched in December, and it dropped with little or no fanfare or advertising and marketing on December 23.
The data on this newly found hidden developer room may clarify why the sport took so lengthy to be launched and why it launched in such a glitchy, buggy state.
You may watch Tendog’s video on learn how to entry the hidden room in Sports activities Story under.