Wild Hearts launched earlier this week with EA Play’s 10-hour early access trial, though a full release set for tomorrow. Developer Omega Force and Koei Tecmo have now addressed some concerns and criticisms raised during this early access period, promising to address and fix the numerous issues brought up by players, especially on PC.
PC players who got access to Wild Hearts this week via EA Play reported a number of issues related to the game’s performance, even on hardware above EA’s recommended specs. Other problems reported included persistent stutter regardless of the settings and resolution. It’s understood that console players might also be experiencing similar issues.
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In response to these criticisms, Omega Force released a statement saying that it’s “working continuously to improve performance and optimise the game for a wide variety of hardware specs across future updates” and for all platforms. A patch will arrive for PC next week to address a CPU bottleneck problem, which should “improve performance across mid-high end CPUs.” A future patch for Wild Hearts will also introduce DLSS and FSR support.
Wild Hearts is Omega Force’s spin on the Monster Hunter formula. Players must take down deadly beasts called Kemono that have harnassed elemental abilities from nature, causing an imbalance in the environment. With the assistance of ancient technology called karakuri that allows various contraptions to be crafted on the fly, hunters need to defeat Kemono and restore natural order again.
Previews and reviews in progress arrived earlier this week mostly stating that Wild Hearts has its fair share of technical problems that need to be addressed with patches and updates, but it’s an overall solid and fun Monster Hunter-type game with unique gameplay elements that sets it apart from other titles in the sub-genre.
Wild Hearts launches on 17 February 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Be on the lookout for our full review later today.
Source: Omega Force