Rockstar has confirmed that Bully: Scholarship Edition, which shipped this week for Xbox 360 and Wii, has horrible problems on older Xbox 360 units.
UPDATE: Rockstar’s official statement reads:
“We are very aware of the problems some people have been experiencing with the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition and have been doing everything within our powers to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We will be releasing a title update through Xbox Live within the next week that we are confident will rectify the problem. We apologize wholeheartedly for the inconvenience that this matter has caused some owners of the game.”
Rockstar’s confirmation upholds consumer reports of random lockups that cause gamers to lose their progress in the game, as well as framerate and audio problems.
In a report on Wired, a Rockstar representative is quoted as saying the company is “working around the clock” to fix the problems.
Rockstar’s initial investigation into the Bully: Scholarship Edition lockup problems on Xbox 360 indicated that the problem was only occurring on “older 360s.” However, consumer reports have also surfaced about the game experiencing difficulties on newer models as well.
DailyGame has not yet experienced the problems on our own Xbox 360s, but we will still withhold our final review until the problem appears rectified.