Nintendo has apologised for performance issues in its hit-selling Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and pledged to make improvements to the games.
On Wednesday, the company detailed the next update coming to the games and said it was taking player feedback “seriously”.
The version 1.1.0 update will release later on Thursday and bring with it the first season of Ranked Battles, one of the game’s competitive modes.
It will also fix an issue where certain music tracks weren’t playing correctly during specific battles, according to Nintendo.
In a message from the platform holder, it apologised for performance issues that players have encountered, saying that it will “take the feedback from players seriously and [is] working on improvements to the games.”
It said: “We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
“We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.”
The full patch notes for the version 1.1.0 update are as follows:
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Version 1.1.0 patch notes
- Season 1 of Ranked Battles will kick off, allowing you to enjoy Ranked Battles through the Battle Stadium.
- Please check the in-game notice for more details about Ranked Battles Season 1.
- An issue has been fixed that caused the music to not play correctly during the battles with the Elite Four and the Top Champion in the Victory Road path.
- Other select bug fixes have been made.
We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.
Despite the much-criticised state of the games at launch, Scarlet and Violet have been huge hits for their creators.
Shortly after their release last month, Nintendo announced they’d reached “the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within the first three days”, with 10 million units sold in its first 72 hours worldwide.
“The huge expansion and changes to the single player campaign are great, the size of the world and the joy of exploration are the best in the series, and the new Pokemon and battle mechanics introduced all sing,” we wrote.
“However, it’s just impossible to shake the thought of how much better the game would feel if it was on more powerful hardware, or simply ran acceptably on Switch.”