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Fans report DPDC is buggy and the EU digital release is delayed

April 27th, 2013 | 12:34 am   By: Whitney

So Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut officially released in Europe! Yay! I know I’m jealous because I won’t get my hands on the game until Tuesday, April 30th here in the US.

However, instead of the plethora of tweets and posts of excitement I expected on DPDC EU release day there’s been an increasing amount of discussion about how glitchy, and depending on who you talk to, unplayable the game is :(

Fans are reporting major frame rate drops while playing the opening chapter and driving around Greenvale along with varying audio problems, translation errors and even York killing glitches.

I have to say these reports are not only disappointing but also surprising given that the build I saw back in both January and March of this year at the two DPDC San Francisco press events I attended displayed no such issues! Unfortunately, since the Director’s Cut won’t be released in the US until next week I’m not sure if the problems reported are strictly limited to the PAL release or will plague the NTSC release as well. As soon as I get my hands on my own copy I will let you guys know of any issues I experience!

Additionally, I had several fans tell me last night that the day one European digital release has also been delayed until May 1st! However, according to a message Ill Saint received from the Playstation Store it hints that this release may be delayed even longer then originally reported due to technical issues

Our records show that you have pre-ordered ‘Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut Preorder Pack’ from PlayStation┬«Store. We regret to inform you that due to technical issues, Deadly Premonition will miss its expected release date of 26th April. We are working hard to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a revised release date at this time. For the most up-to-date information please visit the product page, which can be found here:

Be advised your pre-order has not been cancelled and as of 24/04/2013 your Sony Entertainment Network Wallet has not been charged. The charge date for your pre-order will be revised based on the new release date. If you require any assistance, please visit the PlayStation Support page which can be found here:

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The PlayStation®Store Team

Could this be due to the day one bugs fans have been reporting? I have my fingers crossed that maybe a patch is already be in the works.

Sources (NeoGAF, SomethingAwful Forums, RSG Facebook, Undead Guru on Twitter)

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8 responses to “Fans report DPDC is buggy and the EU digital release is delayed”

  1. zac says:

    It’s the silent hill HD pact all over again!

  2. Pie says:

    I’m in the middle of playing this right now and I have noticed the audio and framerate glitches, however, once getting past those parts (and driving all over Greenvale), the framerate issues appeared to stop. It’s probably just a loading thing. The audio glitches I’ve seen only really seem to be concerned with York’s footsteps occasionally sounding like an angry dog, though.

  3. Maffgeary says:

    Been playing this since its release in Blighty on Friday and have to admit that the lag / delay issues are true. Game occasionally freezes for a second or two during open play but hasn’t crashed yet. Subtitles also not keeping up with the audio and, like Pie, I’m getting the angry dog sfx turning up all over the place (does add a certain ‘Hound of he Baskervilles’ feel to proceedings tho :) ).
    Having said that, still having a blast being back in Greenvale. Determined to get more side quests and cards ticked off on this playthrough!

  4. Qix says:

    glad I didn’t preorder. Hopefully these issues get fixed

  5. Pie says:

    Haha, yeah, after playing some more I have to admit I was just being lucky; the framerate things came back after like an hour. /hangs head in shame

    But it’s still tons of fun to play, nothing gamebreaking yet. Maffgeary’s got a good point, that it’s like the Hound of the Baskervilles. It gives some interesting effects to certain areas.

  6. Maffgeary says:

    Hopefully there’ll be a patch coming soon. It’s still worth playing for the new right stick camera control feature and some interesting cut scene additions near the start (although not sure if I approve of them or not…). Right, off to get myself a radio :)

  7. Tony says:

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  8. nberae says:

    There is a cutscene comparison on YouTube, go check it out