Typically when a game releases, an update is not far behind. Usually, the first update for the game is released on the same day as the game launches. Those updates are called day one patches and generally only matter for physical additions of the game. Gamers who chose to preinstall a game can also be affected by a day one update. The day one update is meant to patch bugs or exploits found after the game has shipped. Typically these updates can be small but others such as Red Dead have been massive. The Crash Bandicoot 4 Day One update falls on the medium to large scale.
Last month, we covered the official file size for Crash Bandicoot4: It’s About Time prior to a day one patch. Anyone who has preinstalled the game now has access to the day one patch to download. At the moment, the day one patch is over 20 GBS; this is shocking since Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’s base file size is 30.01 GBs. This day one update only affects physical editions of the game.
According to the PlayStation 4 update, labeled Crash Bandicoot 4 version 1.02 on PS4 only does “Data Fixes”. The update does not indicate what is actually being fixed. If we had to speculate based on other 3D platformers, most likely 3D visuals, hit-boxes, and some level bugs were patched. Based on the demo, we can expect good things from Toys for Bob’s adaptation of the Crash Bandicoot franchise. You can click here for my official demo impressions of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is set to release on October 2nd, 2020; it will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Currently, there is no official announcement if the game will be available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, or PC. Hopefully, if the game is successful, we will see it on other platforms.
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