The VOTE: Are Launch Day Issues and Day One Patches Acceptable?

February 19, 2016Written by Chandler Wood

Street Fighter V issues VOTE

The VOTE allows you, the PSLS community, to cast your vote and determine once and for all which choice is definitively better. This is for all the marbles, and any other voting sort of analogies that you can think of. Feel free to discuss your choice in the comments below, but remember to keep it civil. We’ll have new votes every Wednesday, with results from the prior week posted at that time, so be sure to check back and make your voice heard. 

Last week we brought up the legendary forbidden topic here on PSLS: Destiny.  With new plans being announced by Bungie for Destiny in 2016, we wanted to know if it would be enough to bring you back to play the online shooter. The breakdown is unsurprising for the comments that we generally hear from our readers. 15% of you say you never left in the first place, 29% look forward to getting back into the game, 52% say that you are done with Destiny, and 4% indicate that you never got sucked in to the madness that is Bungie’s divisive title.

Street Fighter V’s release has placed a huge focus on games releasing with launch day issues and whether or not it should be acceptable. People are still having trouble with the online mode, and there is admittedly very little content outside of the network connected battles. Even Capcom openly admits that there is much left to be optimized on this currently released game. Pairing up with our staff opinions that we posted yesterday about broken games and day one patches, we wanted to see where the numbers lie for our readers. Is it acceptable for a game to release with issues even if the developer can patch in fixes? Should gamers expect patches before a game is considered complete or should that game release as pristine as possible out of the box (or hot off the download)? Let us know by voting below!

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Check back during the week to see how your choice is stacking up. Have any suggestions for future polls? Email me, tweet me, or hit us up on Twitter @PSLifeStyle, and don’t forget to vote each Wednesday.