Many users are complaining about the numerous glitches that plague the Switch version of Sonic Colors Ultimate. Analyzing the various feedbacks, the game teams found that some bugs come from emulated versions of the game and outside their competence. It also seems that the glitches were forced by the players following specific procedures. At the moment, the developers are still working on a patch that will be published soon.
The teams responsible for Sonic Colors Ultimate are reportedly investigating bug reports and extreme crashes in the game. Sonic’s social media manager Katie Chrzanowski reported on Twitter that all feedback is under scrutiny as the developers are working on an upcoming patch. However, according to Chrzanowski, some problems shared online appear to come from an emulator, slowing down the investigation.
While some issues may be caused by players running illegal copies of the game on PC emulators, both GameXplain and Nintendo World Report have confirmed that they have encountered serious bugs on the actual Switch hardware.
GameXplain tweeted a video montage showing a variety of graphical issues they encountered while playing the game, stating, “The video contains issues we encountered during normal gameplay, but some also require specific steps to take and are less likely to occur accidentally.”
Nintendo World Report, meanwhile, tweeted another two-minute video showing more extreme glitches but pointed out that it achieved those glitches by following a specific set of steps to trigger them.
According to some reports, players can force glitches by opening each game’s world maps and then exiting them. This affects the game’s stability, causing extreme problems such as the deformation of Sonic’s character model and the entire screen flashing rapidly in bright colors.
Nintendo World Report pointed out that while it was able to replicate the glitches on the hardware (rather than an emulator), it could only do so by performing those specific steps.
Issues that seem to primarily affect the Nintendo Switch version of the remaster include glitched graphics, players falling through scenarios, rogue crashes, and more.
Sonic Colors Ultimate is available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.