Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Update Scheduled For July 22

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris: camera, loading times and more are scheduled to be improved July 22. More fixes will be coming starting August.

July 19, 2020

Dengeki Online published on July 17 a column from Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Producer Yousuke Futami. In it, FutamiP first thanked everyone who bought the game, and once again acknowledged there are performance problems. The development team is still hard at work to fix them, so everyone can enjoy SAOAL in the best conditions. He deeply apologized to all players for these shortcomings.

Next up, Futami explained the improvements and updates will be coming in two parts. A first update will improve multiple aspects of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, including the camera and loading times. This update is scheduled to launch on July 22.

When August starts, another update will be coming to further improve the SAOAL experience. This part will also include the new Daily Quests and Raid Dungeons content we previously detailed.

Dividing the update in two allows the team to fix what they can fix as soon as possible, instead of waiting for everything to be ready.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Launch Trailer

Personally, on one side I think it’s crazy a game from a franchise as big as SAO didn’t get all the resources it needed to launch without these problems. But I don’t think I need to say more if you’re into anime and manga adapted games for a few years. As this definitely isn’t the first time. On the other side the pandemic definitely played a huge part in all this too, so it’s more understandable. I think it’s a good thing they are actively acknowledging these problems and communicating about it as well.

SAO Alicization Lycoris is available on PC via Steam, Xbox One, and PS4. We detailed certain aspects of the game before, most notably its new original character Medina, and how this could be the last game specifically written with Kirito as the protagonist. You can check all our past content through the search function.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

Read more of Iyane's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know