One other month, one other huge game launch, one other shitty PC port. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor hit cabinets yesterday and for all of the tweaks, enhancements, and extra beards it boasts over its predecessor, its efficiency is leaving lots to be desired. In Morgan Park’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor assessment for PCG, he lamented its “unacceptable efficiency” however hoped a promised pre-release patch would enhance issues. If Steam opinions and social media are something to go by, it hasn’t.

Jedi: Survivor presently sits at a 31% Principally Destructive assessment rating on Steam, with legions of gamers posting descriptions of their many costly, beefy rigs and the way badly Jedi: Survivor manages to run on them.

“How do you push out a game with stuttering IN THE FIRST CUTSCENE!?” reads a assessment by a Steam consumer known as AdamB, who says they’ve a “an excellent NVMe drive and system, and but this game runs terribly”. “It solely took me 10 minutes in a small enclosed space to get unhealthy efficiency. Do not buy this game till it is mounted.”

One other, from Ty Rants, says they’re “Caught between 36-41 fps regardless if something is modified (efficiency mode, decision, low, medium settings)” and notes that the game is simply one other in a protracted line of unhealthy ports: “This now makes just like the sixth AAA game to launch damaged on PC at launch this yr alone. (**** us PC avid gamers right)”.

Nonetheless, at the least some gamers are taking the chance to put in writing some severely poetic stuff. A assessment from Spartan says the game “Runs like my ass after taco bell”. I can solely aspire to criticism so concurrently concise and evocative.

It is the identical story throughout the web. Reddit consumer astrangebiscuit calls Jedi: Survivor the “Worst PC port” they’ve ever seen, saying they can not even acquire 60fps on their RTX 4080. Nonetheless, at the least they managed to launch it. Some customers who pre-ordered and preloaded the game have been advised it will take over a yr to unpack it, though that may be an issue with Steam itself somewhat than Jedi: Survivor.

I think about that a number of months and several other patches from now, Jedi: Survivor will run simply superb, and stop being (within the phrases of a participant known as Santiago Santiago) “Star Wars CPU Survivor”. But it surely’s a rank absurdity that so many big-budget video games from multi-billion greenback firms simply preserve releasing like this. Whether or not it is the Closing Fantasy 7 Remake, The Final of Us, or Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, publishers preserve asking full worth for video games that clearly aren’t completed but. It is acquired to cease.