We have good news for everyone who already purchased The Darkness
(or will be after trying the demo
) and have tried to enjoy the game's laggy online multiplayer. Over on The Darkness
' official MySpace page, Lord Sonatine has confirmed that they'll be releasing a multiplayer patch sometime in August to fix the lag issues that so many players are experiencing. Lord Sonatine explains that the problem stems from poor host upstream speeds which weren't caught while developing the game due to the studio's uber fast internet hookup. For now, they recommend hosting a match with less players which will help alleviate the bandwidth strain on the host.
On behalf of the hundreds of people we've heard complain about laggy The Darkness
multiplayer we send a well deserved thank you to Starbreeze Studios for the patch. That is, if the patch will actually fix the lag problem. Stay tuned ...
[Via Xbox 360 Rally]