In an odd and unexpected twist, those behind Someday You’ll Return have decided to cut content in order to improve the user experience. Yes, you read that right: CBE Software has patched its released game to remove content instead of adding some.
“After reading feedback from our customers, it became clear to us that some parts of the game, mostly in the second half, were not enjoyed as we had expected them to be. We took a hard look at the game and asked ourselves how we could make it better. While it is very important for us to remain true to our vision for the game, we felt if there were ways we could make improvements without compromise, we should do this even if it means sacrificing months of hard work.
We realized that some of the content and puzzles were not adding any value to the main game story. It is very important to us that our players have the best game experience, so after careful consideration we cut away hours of superfluous content, making the game better as a whole. Ingenious explorers out there shouldn’t worry, though, as they would still be able to access some of the “missing” areas by careful exploration and doing additional tasks well off the beaten path.
One of the features some players didn’t enjoy was stealth. To aid those players who dislike stealth, we’ve added a new, in-game potion called “Devil’s Pact”. This potion turns the player almost invisible to enemies during stealth sequences. Now players who dislike stealth sequences can drink the potion and through them easily, while players who enjoy being stealthy can keep playing the original version. We strongly believe that offering this choice is the best option for both types of players.
” – Jan Kavan, CBE Software co-founder.
Someday You’ll Return is a narrative-driven psychological thriller, which is set in remote areas of the Czech Republic. It first released onto PC on the fifth of May, and is said to be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future. We have yet to play or review it, because we’re waiting for the console versions to become available.