Sonic Colors Ultimate patch notes promise even more game fixes
Sonic Colors Ultimate is a great game, but it’s been very unstable from a technical standpoint since its launch. It was created by Black Squirrel who has previously worked on Mass Effect Legendary Edition as well as Borderlands: Game of the Year enhanced. Sonic Colors Ultimate’s problems were especially severe on the Nintendo Switch platform, which Black Squirrel Games had never worked with before.
Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry suggested that Nintendo Switch users avoid the Nintendo Switch version until they have fixed all issues. SEGA has been quick to fix the problem and has just released the first Sonic Colors Ultimate patch.
What has been changed in the Sonic Colors Ultimate patch notes
Although the patch update tweet does not go into detail about what Sonic Colors Ultimate has changed, data miners, modders, and others have suggested that it likely fixes graphical issues, including a potentially dangerous glitch that could have caused seizures in gamers suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.
It also adds cross-platform engine Godot in the credits. Godot was not previously credited, possibly breaking the MIT licensing agreement Black Squirrel Games had with the company.
As you can see, SEGA has confirmed that this patch is the first of many updates that will be made available on all platforms. Sonic Colors Ultimate is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. This commitment to ongoing development work is a nice thing to see.
We have come to a long distance from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)’s “put it out, then forget it” days on the Xbox 360/PS3, and the dedication of SEGA to the new Sonic Colors version –and the reputation for the Sonic the Hedgehog series as a whole — is greatly appreciated.