Switch players encounter all kinds of glitches in Sonic Colors Ultimate

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To update [Mon 6th Sep, 2021 10:20 BST]: Although previously we did not find problems with the game, following the steps published on YouTube by JustLemres (Warning: Contains flashing images) we can now independently confirm that the glitches seen online over the weekend are playable on Switch hardware. We will discuss the issues in more depth soon …

To update [Mon 6th Sep, 2021 05:30 BST]: Blind Squirrel Games and the Sega of America social media manager for Sonic the Hedgehog have acknowledged the comments and are investigating the issues:

Original article [Sun 5th Sep, 2021 17:00 BST]: Nintendo Switch owners who bought the ‘Digital Deluxe’ version of Sonic Colors Ultimate reportedly run into all sorts of launch errors, with some even warning of potential seizure risks.

Since fans got the Switch build earlier this week, social media has been flooded with complaints about this particular release. What VGC explains, players have featured “severely flawed visuals,” characters falling through the stage, soft crashes, and crashes; comparisons have even been made Sonic ’06. Loading times are also significantly longer.

Perhaps most concerning are the warnings about seizure-inducing screens, which sounds pretty similar to what we saw earlier on Square Enix. Wonderworld Balance. Sega has released a day one patch for Ultimate, but it’s still unclear if it addresses any of the issues that players have apparently been encountering in the Nintendo version.

It is worth noting how Some of these uploads show images of the game running on Hacked emulators and Switches, while other images are believed to have been captured directly from the retail launch. Some of the original images that emerged were called:

We didn’t encounter any of these graphical glitches or errors during our time with Sonic Colors Ultimate on Switch.

Eurogamer reveals how Sega originally enlisted Blind Squirrel Games to develop the Sonic Colors remaster, and more recently, the developer has come under fire for failing to credit the free open source Godot engine. He responded quickly, acknowledging his mistake and promised to fix the problem in a future patch:

Switch fans previously expressed disappointment over Nintendo’s version of Sonic Colors Ultimate in July, when the game was found to have been limited to 30 FPS. The full release of this remaster will take place next week, on September 7.

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