Konami released eFootball’s first patch today following its disastrous launch – and it shows why the game should never have been released in the first place.
v0.9.1 is now available for eFootball on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and Konami has published the patch notes. They make for remarkable, sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying reading.
There is a long list of fixes for some of the bugs players reported – and Eurogamer highlighted – when eFootball launched. For example, there’s this one:
- Some players are shown as a floating suit, or disappear entirely, in the pre-match cutscene.
eFootball’s pre-match cutscenes clearly had a lot of problems. There’s a fix for this gem:
- Pitch grass is not shown three-dimensionally during the pre-match cutscene.
And I really want to know about the “erroneous image” Konami mentions it has stamped out:
- Some advertisement boards located around the pitch may display an erroneous image.
The further we get into the patch notes, the more nightmarish eFootball becomes:
- The referee may be shown as being trapped on the surface of the pitch during a match.
- Players (aside from the set piece taker) may run through the advertisement boards and out of the field during a corner kick.
- The set piece taker may grab the ball in his hands when he is about to kick it during a corner kick.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its the referee in EFootball
This next problem only occurred when controlling Timo Werner (this is a joke):
- The player may miss the ball completely when attempting to shoot.
eFootball needed some goalline technology:
- If the ball is cleared just as it crosses over the goal line into the goal, it may incorrectly be judged as not having gone in.