In a move that's already rubbing plenty of people the wrong way across social media, Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh developer Pendulo Studios has essentially just come out and admitted that the game is unfinished. Oh, and it's out today on PS5 and PS4. We hope you didn't pre-order!
"Despite our best efforts, those who play the game at launch won't be able to enjoy the experience as we intended it to be," reads the team's statement on Twitter.
"We are committed to fixing this situation in a promptly manner: we will deliver the necessary patches in the coming weeks while keeping all of our channels at your disposal for any issue you want to report to us directly," it continues.
Usually, this kind of statement arrives days or even weeks after a shoddy release, so we reckon this one might be setting some kind of record.
Snark aside, we're left wondering how this has been allowed to happen. You would think that a release date delay would be the answer to such a situation, but it looks like the developer's had to stick to a strict deadline. At this point, players have no real choice but to see how the game holds up, and hope that those aforementioned updates are coming sooner rather than later.
What do you make of this? Dare we ask if you've snagged a copy of Tintin Reporter? Let out a deep and weary sigh in the comments section below.