Basement Crawl was in such a dire state when it deployed on the PlayStation 4 a few months back that Sony actually had to provide people with refunds for the atrocity. What was originally billed as a dark twist on Bomberman turned out to be an utter mess, with the developer pledging to rebuild the entire game and release it as a free download for existing owners.
Now, the studio has revealed a little more about how the title has changed since its launch, starting with its new name: Basement Brawl. “We will be re-releasing [it] on a new engine, with new characters, modes, and so on,” explained Bloober Team spokesperson Marc Calhoun. “We will have more info on that – and a beta – very soon.”
Speaking with IGN, as part of the announcement of the Polish developer’s new game Scopophobia, the representative admitted that the firm had learned a lot from its disastrous previous project. “With [that game], we made mistakes, and it's not something that we have forgotten about,” he conceded. “The most important lesson for us, I think, was to not underestimate the voice of our community.”
We just hope for the company’s sake that it gets things right this time, because rebuilding an entire game from scratch doesn’t sound like an especially inexpensive endeavour.