Sunday, November 16, 2008

Banjo Kazooie Nuts N Bolts’ Text Overhaul

You may remember my brief time with the demo of Banjo Kazooie Nuts N’ Bolts wasn’t very enjoyable due to text that was completely unreadable on my standard definition TV. Apparently, a little while ago, Rare heard the complaints of many other disappointed gamers and staffer George Kelion had this to say:

“I'm sorry that we weren't able to address this issue as nothing would please us more than turning all your complaints into gleeful responses, but it's simply something that's too expensive in terms of time, resources and money to alter.”

A mere three days after that statement, George via Microsoft PR issued a completely different story, indicating the tiny text would be fixed via a patch:

“It has come to our attention that people are experiencing subtitle [dialogue text] readability issues with Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on Standard Definition TVs. We would like to assure you that contrary to earlier reports, we are aware of the issue and currently working on a title update to be released within the next 30 days that will fix it for those with Standard Definition TVs. We’re committed to ensuring all fans of the franchise are able to have the best experience possible with Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.”

I guess Microsoft got pretty serious about this marquee holiday title having readable text, real quick. That’s great and all, but hey Microsoft, why not go after Capcom to fix Dead Rising?


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