Capcom apologises over Dragon's Dogma 2 controversies

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Capcom has apologised over the controversies that have surrounded the launch of Dragon's Dogma 2.

The long-awaited fantasy RPG sequel has received a bevy of strong reviews (you can read Digital Spy's review here), but has also caught flak for some specific reasons.

Beyond some bugs and glitches, Dragon's Dogma 2 has come under fire for having microtransactions, and for having some major frame rate issues across console and PC.

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In a post, Capcom stated: "To all Dragon's Dogma 2 players. We would like to update you on the status of the following items, about which we have received numerous comments from the community. To all those looking forward to this game, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."

After promising to fix bugs "starting from those with the highest priority" in patches, and adding the option to allow Steam players to restart with a new game, Capcom addressed the microtransactions.

The developer and publisher did not address the ethics of having microtransactions in a full-priced title (something it does with its Resident Evil and Devil May Cry titles too), but merely pointed out that the items can be obtained within the game through normal play for no extra cost.

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Capcom did offer an explanation for the frame rate issues, as well as stating an intent to fix them in the future.

"A large amount of CPU usage is allocated to each character and calculating the impact of their physical presence in various areas. In certain situations where numerous characters appear simultaneously, the CPU usage can be very high and may affect the frame rate," the explanation reads.

"We are aware that in such situations, settings that reduce GPU load may currently have a limited effect; however, we are looking into ways to improve performance in the future."

In the meantime, fans have been making lists of how many unimportant NPCs they can kill within the game in order to keep a better frame rate.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is out now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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