Independent game developer Rami Ismail took to his blog to give an insider’s look on the usefulness and even necessity of Day One Patches. It’s a fascinating look behind the scenes of console development that is a must-read for not only developers but also just people who play games.
There’s two things that are relevant here:
- Consoles are platforms and devices that come with an expectation of quality, and as such have systems in place to ensure that quality.
- Developers are creatives working on a commercial schedule, leading to the ancient and never-broken rule that a developer will always be two weeks late for their deadline – no matter how big or small the deadline is.