If you’ve been playing the Xbox 360 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection, I have some bad news for you. Konami announced yesterday that the patch that was originally planned for the 360 has been cancelled. I’ll admit, the reason for the cancellation is pretty ridiculous: it won’t be patched due to “technical issues and resources”.
So, are they saying that the technical issues the game has are too broken to fix? That just leads to more questions, like “Why was the game released in the first place if it had these bugs?” or “What exactly makes the game too broken to fix?” If I had to guess, I’d say that the sales that the game has had for the Xbox 360 didn’t justify the cost it would take to patch the game in the first place.
Luckily for the PS3 owners Konami did see fit to fix your copy of the game. A patch was released yesterday that will fix the frame rate and audio-syncing issues that have plagued the HD Collection. However, despite the fact that the game is in a bad state for the Xbox 360, Konami is continuing to sell the Silent Hill HD Collection for the system, and advises gamers to contact customer support “with any questions regarding their purchase”. If I really wanted to play the collection, I think I’d just go buy a PS3 instead…