NIS America has announced that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been delayed, once again, on the PC. According to the team, the PC version suffers from performance issues that have not been addressed yet.
As NIS America announced:
“Low framerate issues and memory leak problems were apparent from the earliest PC builds we received. To help combat these, we looked into the drawing processes, which lead to an overall improvement in performance. However, we are still encountering framerate drops in specific circumstances. The systems regulating these framerate issues are heavily reliant on the architecture of the original PlayStation 4 version and, as such, are not existent in PC architecture. The memory leak issues are somewhat less complicated and expected to be resolved this weekend. But in order to solve these issues, we have determined that we must modify the core level of data in the game.”
NIS America claimed that the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was meant to be a console port with improved performance, which is why the team wanted to avoid touching the core programming as much as possible. However, due to the game’s performance issues, the team will now have to modify the core programming.
NIS America concluded:
“Once the changes from the relocalization efforts have been implemented at the end of this month, we will be moving development to an entirely different developer who will primarily focus on frame rate improvements as well as other PC optimizations. Once that process begins, we will monitor the progress and determine the release schedule. We will also be sure to give regular updates to our progress.”