If you've had your sneaking trousers cleaned and pressed in preparation for a weekend of Dishonored 2 [official site], you'll want to follow Adam's performance-enhancing tips first. It sounds like we need need to wait a few days before we see an official patch addressing some of those performance problems, you see. Publishers Bethesda Softworks have popped up a small notice to acknowledge the problems some players are reporting -- our own Alec included -- and say they're working on a patch.
Bethesda say we can expect this "in the coming days", which sounds a bit ominous considering how pre-apocalyptic everything's looking lately.
I'll briefly turn you over to today's announcement:
"We are actively working to provide an update to address your concerns. The patch and its release notes will be available in the coming days.
"With the feedback our support group as received, we are preparing a patch intended to provide improvements to allow for more consistent framerates on affected systems and provide an update to the mouse code for smoother input.
Adam, for what it's worth, isn't suffering much and he's flipping adoring the game. But if you don't want to be frustrated by Dishonored 2's delights being so near yet so juttery, it might be sensible to wait to hear what shape it's in after a patch or two.
Who knows when "in the coming days" is? Sounds quite Biblical to me. Fiery skies herald change In The Coming Days. We shall be tested In The Coming Days. Cities will turn into salt In The Coming Days. All you know shall be lost In The Coming Days. But at least Dishonored 2 should run better In The Coming Days.
[Disclosure: Cara Ellison, my flatmate and a former RPS columnist, wrote a wee bit for Dishonored 2. I don't know what she wrote but I hope it has some cracking cusses. We might play through it together but end up watching Chewin' the Fat or Blackadder instead. I was genuinely distressed by how much Chris Barrie smoulders in this episode. It's not right. Say no to Hot Rimmer.]