Last week we covered a flurry of updates for Xbox Live titles, including The Harvest, ilomilo, and iBlast Moki. We had some trouble digging up release notes for Crackdown: Project Sunburst’s version 1.2 update though. At last, the contents of the update have been revealed.
Crackdown: Project Sunburst v126.96.36.199 changelog:
- Overall connectivity is more stable and reliable.
- Fixed an issue where players who moved phones were not able to play the game.
- Fixed bugs related to Friends’ bases not scrolling or displaying properly.
- Improvements to the My Bases screen to make it more clear what things do.
- More consistent integration of player’s overall GPS settings.
- Added a FAQ link in Help and Options that links to the Facebook page.
- Numerous other small fixes.
Sounds good, right? Brace yourself… We’ve heard rumblings at the game’s Facebook page and other places that this update is causing some users to lose their save files, destroying hours of work. The Slumber Party Achievement has also become unattainable for some people, presumably forcing them to sleep by themselves, which is never fun. Project Sunburst is an innovative game, but it’s disheartening to see that after several months of release it still doesn’t work quite right.
Don’t let me scare you away from trying it out, though. Crackdown: Project Sunburst is a unique tower defense game that integrates with Bing maps to allow players to defend real world locations. Our review found the gameplay quite addictive. Buy it for $2.99 or try the demo here (opens a link to your Zune software) on the Marketplace.
Thanks to Kathy Richardson at Microsoft for the release notes.