Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh was released for the PS4 and PS5 earlier today. But players might be disappointed to learn that it is not yet a complete game, according to its developer Pendulo Studios.
Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Pendulo Studios announced a very important detail concerning the release of Tintin Reporter. It said that despite the studio’s “best efforts,” players who choose to play the game early in its launch “won’t be able to enjoy the experience” as the developer had intended.
While implicit in its meaning, it’s a way of saying that the game was indeed released as an incomplete package. Possibly, this could mean that the game may be temporarily set on a cliffhanger for those wanting to experience the game from start to finish.
Understandably, that is not something any consumer who pays a full price for the game will appreciate. However, this is also not to say that the case is unprecedented in the world of gaming.
Just some years back, fans of the Metal Gear Solid franchise were met with a similar case when Konami pushed for the early release of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, following a development dispute with the series creator Hideo Kojima. Although still regarded as a magnum opus by Kojima, Phantom Pain remains an unfinished title to this day.
Pendulo Studios seems keen on making up for Tintin Reporter’s shortcomings. That is, by rolling out patches in the coming weeks, implying new content along with each implementation.
Meanwhile, the developer is opening all its channels to accommodate the players’ concerns about the game directly.