Video video games are arduous to make. These bizarre, advanced items of intricate interactive software program take years to make and might typically break in very bizarre methods. For instance, gamers of Powerwash Simulator on Xbox observed the sport began crashing quite a bit once they’d hop on-line with others. And whereas a patch is coming to repair this nasty bug, the non permanent resolution from the builders at FuturLab is a bit foolish. In response to them, to cease the crashes, all Xbox gamers want do is keep away from trying on the solar.
Powerwash Simulator is an excellent, enjoyable recreation about…effectively, utilizing an influence washer to scrub stuff. (You need to have guessed that from the title.) It’s been out for a bit on PC by way of Steam Early Entry, however solely noticed a full launch yesterday, when it additionally made the leap to consoles by way of Xbox Sport Cross.
However there’s that a difficulty the place the sport crashes when gamers attempt to clear the world collectively. What might it’s? Maybe the servers aren’t working? Possibly the sport’s web code is damaged? Or possibly it’s even a difficulty with the way in which the sport handles knowledge over a community connection?
Nope! In response to Powerwash Simulator’s official Twitter account, the actual perpetrator behind all of the crashing on Xbox is the sport’s use of lens flares, which seem whenever you lookup on the digital solar. As I mentioned, video video games are bizarre and sophisticated issues. Even sillier and weirder is the dev’s resolution for this challenge: Simply cease trying on the solar a lot, you weirdos.
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FuturLab admitted this “isn’t a fantastic workaround” and apologized to gamers for any inconvenience this bug has brought about. The devs say the problem with lens flares was caught at “the final second,” presumably earlier than the sport shipped. Fortunately, in a follow-up tweet from earlier immediately, the devs confirmed a hotfix for this photo voltaic hiccup is within the works. It’s due someday subsequent week.
Kotaku has reached out to FuturLab in regards to the scenario and obtained this assertion:
We all know what it’s, are working as quick as we are able to to get it to gamers and have a repair that we hope to get out by the top of subsequent week.
Within the meantime, fortunately, you’ll be able to nonetheless play Powerwash Simulator solo to get pleasure from its enjoyable cleansing simulation in excellent concord with that fiery orb within the sky.