Gollum Developer Apologizes for “Underwhelming” Launch

The Lord of the Rings Gollum

Many have had their eye on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and after quite a lot of delays, Daedalic Leisure’s action-adventure title lastly launched earlier on this week. It didn’t, nonetheless, go the best way the developer would have hoped. The title has been broadly criticized by critics and audiences alike, and is at the moment sitting at an incredibly low rating of 36 on Metacritic (and 41 for the PC model).

Within the aftermath of overwhelmingly damaging reception, the developer has taken to Twitter to supply up an apology to gamers, stating that it “deeply regrets” the state the sport has launched in.

“We wish to sincerely apologize for the underwhelming expertise a lot of you will have had with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum upon its launch,” Daedalic Leisure wrote. “We acknowledge and deeply remorse that the sport didn’t meet the expectations we set for ourselves or for our devoted neighborhood. Please settle for our honest apologies for any disappointment this will have brought about.

“Our objective as a studio, and as passionate The Lord of the Rings followers, has at all times been to inform a compelling and immersive story-driven journey. Crafting a narrative with Center-earth as our playground has been the best honour – and the most important problem we now have confronted to date.”

Whereas a lot of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’s greatest points are baked into the sport’s very design and are unlikely to ever be salvaged, Daedalic Leisure says that it’s engaged on fixing bugs and technical points.

“At Daedalic, we perceive {that a} sport’s success depends on the enjoyment and satisfaction of its gamers,” the developer’s message reads. “We genuinely worth your suggestions and have been actively listening to your voices, studying your feedback, and analyzing the constructive criticism solutions you will have offered.

“Our improvement staff has been working diligently to handle the bugs and technical points a lot of you will have skilled. We’re dedicated to offering you with patches that can assist you to benefit from the sport to its fullest potential.”

In our evaluation of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, we gave it a rating of 5/10. Learn the total evaluation by way of right here.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is out there on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Change.