Silent Hill HD Collection patch canceled on Xbox 360
posted on 08.09.12 at 06:52 PM EST by (@admeady)
Konami cites "technical issues and resources."

The Silent Hill HD Collection will not recieve a patch on Xbox 360, Konami has announced.

Unlike its PlayStation 3 counterpart – which has since been patched – the Xbox 360 version’s technical issues, which are the result of unfinished code, will go forever unfixed.

“Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, Konami issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues,” said the publisher.

“Konami apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the Xbox 360 SKU.”

The Xbox 360 verison of the Silent Hill HD Collection will continue to be sold.

  • xMCXx

     Yeah, that game is broken as hell, beyond repair.
    Even with that patch for the PS3-Version.
    That they even continue to sell this is a farce.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    ThankS God Ps3 Still Better Than XBox 360

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I think it costs quite a bit to patch 360 games? I’m sure this has something to do with it. I think they should pull the game from retail though.

    • kiri25

      If I recall MS charges the company for any patch needed where Sony does not. I could be wrong but I recall valve saying something about MS charges while Sony does not.

      • Locksus

        if I recall correctly both Sony and MS charge abi
        out the same for a patch. But the first patch is always free so the cost shouldbt be the issue here.

        • kiri25

          I’ve nvr heard of Sony charging in fact I think valve has said something to the extent that Sony does not charge. I’ll have to locate that source and provide u with the link. Tho I might have misread the article but I’m pretty sure Sony does not charge.

          • Locksus

            http://kotaku.com/5884842/wait-it-costs-40000-to-patch-a-console-game here's the link about Tim Schafer saying that it costs 40k to patch a game and he clearly refers to multiple consoles so I assume he means the 360 and PS3. 
            But in the case of SH patch on the 360 Konami doesn’t have to pay anything to MS if it’s the 1st patch they’re releasing on the system as the 1st one is always free. 

            They’re just pissing the 360 fans in the eye with this one. One the good side they’re giving a free game to anyone who bought the 360 version before August 8th.

    • DrForbidden

      I think that the cost is irrelevant. If they don’t want to bear the cost, they shouldn’t release a broken product. If they released a broken product and want to keep it on the market, they have a duty to fix it, at their own expense. If they released a broken product and don’t want to bear the cost of fixing it, then they have an obligation to recall the product. Doing anything else just makes them dishonest, cheating fraudsters.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        It would only be dishonest if they said nothing.
        They are clear in the fact that they have no intention of fixing it.

        I dont understand how Konami is the bad guy here. There SHOULDNT be a fee to patch a game. PERIOD.

        • kiri25

          I agree with u fully about the fee however if the game was in need of a patch it shouldn’t have been released to begin with, so it sorta is konami’s fault. I mean if u know MS will charge u to fix then delay the 360 version till its rdy to be sold, but don’t punish ps3 owners to wait if 360 needs to be delayed. So I honestly see this as both bad on konami for releasing a game not properly tested before release and MS charging for patches to fix bugs that might have been over looked.

        • DrForbidden

          Yes, there absolutely should not be a fee to patch a game (unless it is a patch to add DLC support which the publisher will profit from). However, the onus is still on Konami to make sure THEIR product works, not Microsoft. Is Microsoft taking advantage? No doubt, but that is a secondary issue. It’s not like Konami didn’t know about the fee before developing and releasing the game for the X360.

           
          As for ‘dishonest’ : Unless Konami somehow ensures that every unsold copy comes with a warning label or something like that, it is dishonest to continue to sell the games as it currently is. There are very many people out there who may not be aware of the game being broken. As it stands, they are knowingly continuing to take money from people in exchange for a product they know to be defective. I am not sure how much legal responsibility Konami bears in this issue, but it is inevitable they will look like the bad guy here. “Because it costs too much for us to fix” is NEVER an adequate excuse when the fault lies with you in the first place. Either pull the product, or ensure that consumers are able to know that it is defective before they commit to making a purchase. The second option is probably pointless as it would kill sales stone cold dead, so they might as well save themselves the trouble and recall the X360 version if they have no intention of patching it.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    A nice way to piss off Xbox 360 fans. Konami should be blamed for all these problems on the HD Collection. Firstly, I felt that they should have hired Bluepoint Games to remaster both Silent Hill games, which they did greatly for God of War games and The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection. Secondly, they should have not released the collection on Xbox 360 in the first place if the Xbox 360 version of the games have lots of technical problems.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    That’s kind of messed up, Konami. If you’re going to put out a broken game, at least have the decency the fix it.

    • DrForbidden

      It’s even worse when they acknowledge that they will continue to sell the broken game which will not be fixed. Isn’t this grounds for a lawsuit or something?

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Perhaps that mandatory $10,000 fee to submit a patch for a game on xbox is now coming back around full circle to hurt the end user as ludicrous company policies always tend to do?

      Phil Fish said thats why he wont patch FEZ. Just a thought.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Ridiculous fees or not (and it’s pretty damn ridiculous), Konami should take responsibility for their game. It’s unjust to leave the game broken and continue to sell it.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          I can agree with that. They should have never released the game broken. Especially on the xbox considering that I am sure Konami and every other dev are well aware those patching fees exist.

          I would say the fault resides mostly on Konami here but the fact that the fee was introduced in the first place on an MS policy level should also be considered.

          • Locksus

            If this was the first patch then Konami wouldn’t have to pay anything. Like I said the 1st patch is always free. 

            Probably too lazy to solve the technical issues. 

            • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

              Haha. I got that same impression from the whole “technical issues and resources” thing.

              Like, “it’s too hard!”

              • Malcolm Reynolds

                Then why are they fixing it for PS3 which is notoriously more difficult for devs to work on?

                Its the fee. Plain and simple.

    • zakou

      It’s a normal thing to do these days, remember Skyrim? The PS3 version was almost unplayable, the devs knew how broken it is and still released it, while blaming PS3 separate RAM to be the fault.

      W.T.F, well at least people like me exist who don’t buy 100 versions of capcom games and other on disc DLC game’s or do research before instantly buying a game but we are the minority.

  • zakou

    Here we go again, fanboys got their boners on and can’t resist praising the PS3 xD we have been through this so many times.

    OT: at least they should lower the price of 360 version to 5-10 dollars.

  • kiri25

    Well I was mistaken Sony does charge a small fees for game updates and patches. You can read more about it here in this article posted on the 1st of this month. http://www.develop-online.net/news/41580/Sony-aiming-to-make-the-PS3-more-open-for-devs

  • superlocke

    So how is the ps3 patch? do the games play properly now? Should.I consider picking this up again?