Five-man studio Grimm Bros. recently updated the Windows version of its tactical-action RPG Dragon Fin Soup, which prompted people playing the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita versions to ask if they would be get an update soon.
In response to the Kickstarter backers asking this, Grimm Bros. explained that fixing it isn’t as easy as it would like, largely due to the porting studio BlitWorks having full control of the PlayStation versions.
Here’s what the studio wrote out in response:
“We understand the frustration and believe me when i say that we are a lot more frustrated about the matter than anyone else but as we had explained before things are not as simple as you put it.
First of all, even without the PS+ deal, the deal with sony always was that the game cannot be released for any other platform before the PS platform, ergo we did a sim launch.
Secondly, developers don’t choose when they release the game on PS+, games are being selected and once a deal and a deadline is in place it cannot be changed or postponed.
Of course we would love to address all PSN related issues but again, as we have explained multiple times, a different studio ported the title and did the submission and they have dropped the ball.
We cannot go into detail but lots of the issues, such as the one you named are the result of their port and our QA got the hands on the game only days before submission.
It is a complicated situation.
We do not have access to the PS source code, we cannot debug or fix those issues and are completely reliant on the porting studio Blit Works.
In our own best interest the PS platforms ideally would be patched ASAP, it’s not like we are too lazy to do so or don’t care, it hurts te sales and our rep but not everything is in our control in regards to this matter.
Lack of support for PS platforms is in no way a result of our efforts in supporting the game on Steam as we by our-self simply cannot do any work on the PS platforms.”
BlitWorks hasn’t yet said anything publicly about updating the PlayStation versions of Dragon Fin Soup.
The game is also supposed to be coming to Mac, Linux, Xbox One, iOS, and Android at some point.