Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases December 7, 2018 exclusively on Nintendo Switch. A recent interview suggests that the game will require a day one patch before you can play it on Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with Famitsu, Game Director Masahiro Sakurai mentioned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will require a day one patch to play. According to the game director, only the physical version owners of the game will need to patch the game before playing it.
Also, those of you who have owned the digital pre-order of the game from Nintendo eShop, you will not be required to download the patch. The patch will be included in full game size.
Game Director Masahiro Sakurai did not mention more details about the day one patch. He also did not mention the details for which the patch will be released. At this point it is not known as what part of the game will get the fix in day one patch.
However, Game Director Masahiro Sakurai said that ‘This will also prevent your replays from going off-track’. The statement can be referred for anything in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now joining the mainstream trend of most AAA titles games which are shipped with a day-one patch requirement. The practice is bad for long run of any game.
Most of the games these days have made a practice of releasing a day one patch. The day-one patch are mostly for physical versions of the game and the digital versions come with the patch support in the download file.
Worst is when fans buy the games and support the developers and in turn, when they get the physical copy of the game they are left with huge chunk of patch to download first and play later dilemma. This is one bad marketing strategy, one that should be avoided at all costs.
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