NIS America hasn’t had the most success when it comes to their release of Nihon Falcom’s Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. While the game was very well received back in September on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, it was also heavily criticized for its shoddy translation which included grammatical errors, inconsistencies and typos which lead the company to re-do the translations once again.
While the translation patch is due to come out later this month for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, it seems the issues never end as the company recently posted that the PC release of the game has been indefinitely delayed citing Low framerate issues and memory leak problems were apparent from the earliest PC builds we received, that and the company needs to modify the core level of data in the game.
Originally slated to release the same day as the PS4 and PS Vita versions, NIS America delayed the PC port to fix issues and bugs. NIS America would then once again delay the PC Port shortly after when it announced it would be going back to redoing the localization but hey third time is a charm right?
It’s been just over 4 months since the release and it kind of leaves the question of what has the company been doing this whole time especially since back in October the company posted in an update, “After we delayed the release of Ys VIII on Steam, we reached out to Peter “Durante” Thoman for his expertise, and we are happy to report that he could share some of his hours with our developers these past few weeks. We asked Durante for his help with the following for this title: GPU performance improvements, CPU performance improvements, and developing a system for improving and regulating framerate. We also received feedback from Durante about a shadow rendering issue that we are looking into.” So overall it’s a bit weird they avoided touching the core programming since the PS4 and PC are two different pieces of hardware.
Of course, with NIS America also announcing a Switch version before finishing the long waited PC port, you have to imagine there are a lot of upset people including those who pre-order the limited edition PC version.
You can head to the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Steam Page for more information.