Zone of the Enders HD Collection patch coming to PS3
posted on 05.02.13 at 07:52 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Update to improve frame rate and effects.

Kojima Productions is readying a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection, which suffered severe frame rate drops compared its Xbox 360 counterpart, studio boss Hideo Kojima said on the latest Hideradio broadcast.

The patch will improve the frame rate and effects quality.

A new version of the game will also be released in Japan, including the patch on-disc. For existing owners, the patch will be available as a free download.

A release date for the patch was not announced.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Martian Wong

    Very good…

  • Rafael Martines

    Well I bought Zone of The Enders HD and after get Gof of War Ascension Platinum Trophy I would play ZoE, but now I’ll wait for the patch :P I’ll play Ratchet & Clank HD e Soul Sacrifice until the ZoE patch XD

  • Anime10121

    Damn, played and platinum’d both games and don’t remember many hiccups, but good news neway I guess :)

  • z_merquise

    This is really nice!
    I enjoyed the ZOE HD even with the inconsistent framerate. It isn’t an issue for me, actually. But fixing those will really make this one better.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah, everyone I know in real life had no problem with the HD version, except maybe those who had played the PS2 version very recently.

  • Solomon_Kano

    The frame rate issues weren’t even noticeable to me, though there was some very obvious slow down before a cutscene would start, to the degree that I’ve been wondering if it was intentional lol. This is great news anyway though! Can’t complain about the game looking better, even if I didn’t have am issue with it before.

  • Warboss Aohd

    fixin’ framerate iz alwaysz a good fing……makin’ it look better iz a nice bonus.

  • Kickersu18

    Where is the Vita Version ? Need that game on the go!

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m thinking it’s been cancelled. :(

      No news, it’s not on their website, and the PS3 box doesn’t have the Transfarring logo.

      • Kickersu18

        hmm very disappointed about that… but thank you for your quick answer:

        • Solomon_Kano

          No prob.

  • Hidayat246

    so xbox version is free from this bug???????

  • DesmaX

    Hopefully they fix the ZoE2 final battle. I wasn’t nowhere near as epic when the game was running in, like, 10fps

    Oh well, I already platinum both, but I would totally replay 2 after the patch

  • xMCXx

    Huh, if that patch manages to sort everything out, I might even buy it.
    I love ZOE but I don’t want to play a shit version.

  • TheFoolArcana

    Too little, too late.

  • 武神水樹

    Was hoping to see Japanese audio

  • bloodiOS

    Finally! It’s been half a year! Can I have the option to disable the stupid V-sync now? And by the way, I’m assuming that the visual enhancements they’re mentioning here will be about fixing the weird colour banding artifacts and the mysteriously missing motion-blur that are exclusive to the PS3 version. Next time, please just hire more competent teams like Blue Point Games if the internal teams can’t be bothered to do it… Sheesh…

  • Elvick

    Probably pick it up then, since the Vita version is probably canned. Which is a shame, I’d rather play it on the Vita any day of the week.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Instead of buying this I’ll buy “Zone of the Enders 2nd Runner” for PS2 instead. I already ZOE for PS2 anyway. Whats the use for me owning this NONE. Then again I’m a Video Game Collector.

  • new_tradition

    I still haven’t picked up the PS3 version, and the issues this patch is supposed to fix were some of the main reasons.

    I never played the original PS2 games, so I definitely wanted to get this HD collection.

  • Zackasaur

    I still need to get this.


    another???? mmmmm :3 ok

  • ddsfan2

    I don’t know if the framerate issues would bother me, but I actually held off on buying it in 2012 because of so many negative reviews on amazon. (which convinced me to try the PS2 version)

    This patch sounds promising, so I’ll probably pick up the PS3 version soon. I’m glad that they are taking responsibility to address customer complaints and to ensure that their product is of high quality, as these two games really seem like my type of game.

  • ギャビン

    I think this is really cool of Kojima to even do this.

  • Budgiecat

    ugh. How bout a new patched disc for the west as well.

    I swear they do that in Japan because they know the Otaku will double dip

  • Vlad Tepesdracula

    I have the originals on PS2 and the HD collection on PS3. Yes, there is inconsistent framerate and the games actually run slower than the PS2 versions. That said, I can spot that because I have played those two games a huge amount of times. If they fix things with this patch, then great!

    Just the fact that they ARE working on it is good rep for Kojima’s bunch.

  • PrinceHeir

    funny i actually have the game, but haven’t played it that much.

    too busy playing tons of games and MG Rising and NG3 Razor’s Edge.

    i might buy the pre patched JPN version, damn should have waited for this though :