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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is finally out on PC and it’s currently a huge mess

Falcom’s Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA should have been nothing but a huge success for NIS America. With such a rich history and passionate fanbase behind the Ys series, it’s very sad to see the game go through so many problems over and over again.

Finally after a seven month delay (due to NIS America having to go back and re-do the game’s translations followed by issues with the PC port), Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is finally out on Steam and its not good as users have reported the game is full of issues that include fixed internal resolution, constant crashing (one user reported the game would crash every 1o minutes or so), text errors, screen tearing, and controller issues to name a few which has lead the game to getting negative reviews.

NIS America has responded to these issues quickly, updating players with a Day 1 report of known issues stating the company will be releasing a patch to fix these issues as quickly as possible.

Today we launched Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Steam and for GOG.com. Awareness of certain issues has arisen from both internal testing and from submissions from diligent players eager to dive into the game.

We appreciate your enthusiasm, and thank for your patience.

To begin, we have isolated one of the widest-reported bugs concerning crashes occurring on start and subsequent issues related to controller support. We have created a tutorial to temporarily solve the issue while we implement a permanent solution. You can find out more in our Troubleshooting Forum post here.

We are currently investigating all reports coming in to our Troubleshooting Forum, so please continue to report any and all issues you are encountering. We kindly request that you include additional relevant information such as the steps to reproduce and your system specs.

Known Issues as of 4/16/18:
-VSync is not working
-Audio Issues
-Slight flickering in light in Eroded Valley & Towering Coral Forest
-Full screen mode detection is currently not functioning well
-Irregular shadows
-Text errors
-Controller Issues (Detection, Joystick Input)

Roadmap/Order we plan on fixing:
-VSync issue to be fixed within 48 hours
-Controller Issues (Detection, Joystick Input)
-Fix flickering in Eroded Valley & Towering Coral Forest
-Fix irregular shadows
-Remaining issues noted above

With your help, we will address issues with the title, starting with critical fixes first such as client crashes, and proceeding from there. We would like to apologize for issues encountered, and reconfirm our commitment to fixing these issues in upcoming patches.

Thank you for your support,

-NISA Staff

Let’s hope these issues are fixed quickly so everyone can enjoy the game and here is hoping the Switch port of the game won’t have any problems on release.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is also available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita with a Nintendo Switch port coming out June 26th.