09 Mar 2011
Coming up to twenty days after the PC patch for TDU2 was released, the patch for Xbox 360 and PS3 is still not here. Atari have said it’s all down to the approval process that Microsoft and Sony put the patches through, ‘The patches are still in the approval process’, for both consoles. Although I’ve remained very optimistic about this patch coming soon, my faith is starting to leave me. Despite the fact that I don’t actually know how long it usually takes for approval, surely it shouldn’t take this long?
There are countless numbers of people complaining (with reason) about serious bugs that really need to be fixed. The fact that we can’t play co-op games is very annoying, as well as not being able to have a club. However, I feel that the worst bug that needs to be fixed is the corrupt save file problem. Gamers, who haven’t backed up, play at their own peril at the fact that they could lose all their hours of work for no apparent reason. There are multiple threads on the official forums of people saying ‘I’m off’ after losing their save games on level 30+. These threads are then full of people saying, ‘you should have backed up’, but really, should we have to back up a game? I’ve never backed up another game.
Rant over, if you want to get the patch, you’ll just have to wait as there is also still no sign of when it will come. Keep checking the appropriate thread, xbox 360 and PS3, this is the first place you will see when the patch is released.
Each thread says what the patch will do:
- Improve login process to allow a higher volume of successful connections
- Increase online stability across all multiplayer functionality
- Improve performance and stability of Friends List and Friend Invites
- Address issues related to file corruption
- Enable Club and MyTDULife functionality
- Enable Co-Op races
- Enable weather while offline
- Address an issue where players can get a Lancia which has no car data (the patch should prevent this from occurring in the future, and restore players who are currently affected by the issue)
In the meantime, always back up your game save. Read how to backup your Xbox 360 game save or your PS3 one. If you’ve had a corrupt game save or any other serious problem, leave a comment and tell us.