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PS4's lowest-rated game will be rebuilt from scratch, developer pledges

A new version of Basement Crawl, currently the lowest-rated PS4 game to date, will be released for free to current owners.

 

by Martin Gaston on

May 23, 2014

 

The developer behind the lowest-rated game on PlayStation 4, Basement Crawl, has said to GameSpot that it is working to rebuild the game from scratch as a way of apologising to those who purchased it to begin with.

 

Basement Crawl was released back in February, and was described as a "lackluster, multiplayer-only Bomberman clone bereft of features" in its GameSpot review. The title also has an overall rating of 27 on review aggregator (and GameSpot sister site) Metacritic, currently giving it the lowest Metascore of any PlayStation 4 title released to date. Even NBA Live 14 scraped a 43!

 

Bloober Team's Marc Colhoun told GameSpot that the developer is now looking to rebuild the game entirely. "Firstly, I think that I should start this off by apologising to those of you who bought Basement Crawl and have been waiting for us to fix it," said Colhoun. "The game was a mess for both you and us."

 

"Usually, what you will see at this point is a lot of marketing talk and maybe a patch. Rather than accepting defeat on this and issuing a patch that kinda fixes this or kinda improves that, we have decided to just come out and explain to you where we are right now and what we plan to do. We have been rebuilding the game, completely from scratch and on a new engine."

 

"I know that this isn

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That implies 2 things that may or may not happen/be true: 1) Rewriting will actually make it better (which is a common misconception in the software world) and 2) People actually care.

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Never heard of Basement Crawl, am ashamed to say...but it's nice the developers are taking it upon themsevles to re-do it.

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First time i hear of the title but nice approach from the devs

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