Capcom has published a post on its Capcom Unity website that informs gamers about a potentially dangerous first world problem. Apparently, its recent title update for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has a great included feature that may cause some gamers to have their saves corrupted or prevent them from saving altogether.
The TU, in some cases, has caused players’ DD save data to become corrupted (cue Olra purification jokes), meaning the game will no longer save or load their game progress.
To prevent the possibility of permanent loss of your data, please copy your existing save data (whether it be DD or DDDA) to an external storage device or cloud whenever possible–especially if you are picking up the game for the first time in awhile or switching over to Dark Arisen for the first time.
If you experience repeated issues with your save data becoming corrupt, please try playing the game offline while we investigate the issue. We’re exploring the issue currently and hope to have a solution as quickly as possible. Many apologies for the inconvenience.
How something like this isn’t properly tested first prior to being released to the public is shameful. Capcom claims this issue was unforeseen, but how can something as big as save compatibility be overlooked? That’s just poor quality control.
Get it together, Capcom.