One of the great things about a console that has a hard drive attachment is the fact that you get a great feature that computers have been enjoying for years – the ability to patch a game after it is released.A patch is quite helpful especially if there are bugs in the final product that were not identified before it was distributed for sale. A patch can fix certain glitches in the on and, for the more problematic problems, may even prevent some catastrophic errors (you wouldn’t want to repeat a game if your saved game was erased after you’ve spent 20 hours playing it). Putting out a patch also means that a company is committed to their product long after they have gotten your money.
Sega has recently announced a patch for its Xbox 360 title Chromehounds – the first mecha game for the platform. The patch is automatically going to update when the game is booted and when the console contacts Xbox Live.
Sega has already posted this bit of news on its message board and according to a representative from SEGA, the patch is expected to solve certain issues for the North American gamers who have already bought the game. According fans the patch will mainly fix some issues with online play, namely, stability of the network that is created when logging onto the game server, issues with negative funds which is addressed from within the server, updating of the search function to correct the labeling problems associated with the game.