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Indivisible released on Nintendo Switch without devs' knowledge
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Indivisible released on Nintendo Switch without devs’ knowledge

An unexpected release that’s lacking key features.

RPG platformer Indivisible unexpectedly launched on Nintendo Switch today, utterly surprising not only fans, but also the game’s developer, Lab Zero. According to the game’s lead designer, Mike Zaimont, Indivisible’s publisher 505 Games did not communicate the launch to anyone at Lab Zero. Zaimont and his colleagues only found out about the release when they started to receive congratulations on the launch from fans on Twitter.

Unfortunately in addition to not being informed of the launch, Zaimont also found that the Switch port is missing several key features, including cooperative play, aka New Game Plus. There was also no PR performed for the game’s Switch launch, which is not only unusual from a marketing and sales standpoint, but understandably disappointing to the development team that poured hours of blood, sweat, and tears into their game.

https://twitter.com/MikeZSez/status/1255065722687860736

It’s not Lab Zero or Zaimont’s fault that the game launched missing a key feature, but nonetheless Zaimont apologized to fans for the disappointing circumstances, saying “This launch does not represent the quality standards of Lab Zero. It just doesn’t. I’m sorry. It wasn’t us.”

The developer appeared to take things in stride ending his Twitter thread with, “But hey, it’s 20% off!” So if you plan on purchasing Indivisible for Switch today, enjoy the discount.

We’ve reached out to Publisher 505 Games for a comment, but have yet to hear back. As of the writing of this article they have yet to comment on the unexpected release and lack of communication with Lab Zero. Though, the publisher did make note of the game’s release not long ago on Twitter.

[UPDATE*] – Indivisible’s lead designer Mike Zaimont has shared on Twitter that the game was intended to have a day 1 patch, but cooperative gameplay / New Game Plus were not intended to be included in that patch. The features will be added at a later date.

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