Blacksad: Under the Skin


Patch notes

Dear friends,

We are thrilled to announce that Blacksad: Under the Skin is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC both on physical and digital editions!

Before diving in the adventure of Blacksad: Under the Skin, we strongly advise you to download patches already available as we feel it’s essential to experience the game like the development team at Pendulo Studios envisioned it. Other patches will follow shortly to add some polish to the game.

The teams at Microids and Pendulo Studios we will be paying major attention to your feedback in the upcoming weeks. We would like to thank the community for your incredible support since the project announcement.

The Microids Team

UPCOMING PATCHES

Xbox One

PlayStation 4

Nintendo Switch

Patch Note 1.03

Crashes fixed:

The game doesn’t crash anymore:

  • After talking with Thorpe in his office
  • After the poker game
  • During the loading screen before going to Dunn’s flat
  • During the loading screen after the cutscene in which Blacksad returns to his office to get the Lockpick
  • When Blacksad gives the burger to the goat in the alley of the Boxing Gym

Bugs fixed:

  • John’s body doesn’t clip anymore with the forklift after using it
  • The text of deductions tutorial doesn’t disappear anymore after the deduction interface gets invoked
  • Clues on deduction interface no longer appear reversed when player invokes it after opening Sonia’s safe.

Performance issues fixed:

  • Slight framerate drop had been corrected
  • The framerate no longer drops while Blacksad talk with Weekly in the Dark Room
  • The framerate no longer drops during the QTE in which Blacksad is trying to hide from O’Leary in his office.

Animations/Display:

  • The image from the deduction interface no longer remains on the screen, even after dismissing the interface in Thorpe’s office.
  • Using the catsense no longer:
    • Makes camera clips with bed on which Yale is laying in the hospital.
    • Make pictures present in the Dark Room get blurry.
    • Makes black screen for few seconds.
  • Subtitles are now correctly displayed when a player launches an old save after quitting the game to Main Menu
  • O’Leary’s voiceover and animation are now correctly synchronized while he is talking in his office
  • The texture of Jake doesn’t appear in black color anymore
  • Text from the settings menu no longer remains on the screen for a few seconds
  • The button prompt ‘A’ to take the pictures, no longer overlap with the text of the ‘Picture-Controls’ tutorial

Audio glitch:

  • Voiceover of O’leary is now correctly displayed during the cutscene in which he is talking with Blacksad in his office
  • Voiceover of Thorpe’s dialogue which triggers after he enters Bobby Yale’s room in the Hospital, is now correctly displayed
  • Voiceover of Blacksad and Helen Moor are now correctly synchronized with their actions and subtitles in the cutscene

PATCHES ALREADY AVAILABLE 

NINTENDO SWICH

PATCH 1.02

  • Major and minor bugs fixed
  • Collectible card issue fixed
  • Collisions issues fixed
  • Deductions issues fixed
  • Saves/loadings bugs fixed
  • Loading textures improvements
  • Textures quality improvements
  • Framerate greatly improved
  • Memory management improvements
  • Shadows and lights improvements

 PATCH 1.01

  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
    • Post-processing effects improved
    • Framerate greatly improved
    • Memory management improvements
    • Memory leak fixed
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixed
    • Ambient sounds added
    • More music added
    • Missing voices fixed
  • Gameplay improvement
  • New character animations added
  • New cutscenes added

 

PLAYSTATION 4 SIEE

Patch 1.05

Crashes fixed:

  • After selecting “Continue” on the title screen
  • When players display tutorials
  • When Blacksad returns from the diner to the boxing gym
  • After ordering a burger at the Diner
  • When leaving Yale’s flat after the Docks
  • When Blacksad investigates at the cemetery
  • After talking with Jake about O’Leary’s HQ
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to display a black screen when Blacksad is walking with Mary
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the game to crash when closing the tutorial about the timed event in Farnham’s hotel room

Bugs fixed:

  • Warehouse – Blacksad can now call Weekly, even if he called Smirnov first
  • Hall of Fame – Players can now inspect the cards in the main menu
  • Docks – John’s body doesn’t clip anymore with the forklift after using it
  • The camera issues in the locker room are fixed

Performance issues fixed:

The game doesn’t freeze anymore:

  • During the deduction phases
  • When Blacksad uses his cat sense
  • When Blacksad is waiting for his burger at the Diner
  • When Blacksad collects a card
  • When Blacksad investigates at the Boxing Gym

Animations:

  • Warehouse – When Gills meets Blacksad, his facial animation is now properly displayed
  • Some invisibility issues are now fixed:
    • The nurse body is not missing anymore
    • Sonia is now visible when Blacksad investigates the roof of the boxing gym
    • Jake isn’t invisible anymore for a short time when Blacksad ring the bell at the Boxing Gym
    • Jake is no longer invisible when Blacksad comes out of the locker room
  • Fixed a visual glitch that would display black patches on the wall of Dunn’s flat.
  • Buildings and cars are now properly displayed when Blacksad and Mary are walking on the street
  • Loading textures are not visible anymore when Blacksad goes to the Diner to meet Smirnov
  • Display bug doesn’t occur anymore when opening the settings menu with tutorial
  • Mary’s flat – textures are properly displayed
  • Diner – the screen doesn’t become blurry anymore when using catsenses on the receipt

Display:

  • The cat sense icon has been resized
  • The controller picture in the tutorial has been resized

Audio:

  • Fixes the voice of Jake when he meets Blacksad in his office with Sonia
  • Roof – Mary’s voice is now audible when Blacksad is reading the letter she wrote for Sonia
  • Voice lines aren’t cut anymore during the pool game at La Iguana
  • Voices and subtitles problems are fixed in Act 1
  • French voices & subtitles issues are fixed in Act 2

Trophies:

  • Poker Game – the trophy “Zero Tolerance” is now unlocked if the player chooses to threaten Quince
  • The trophies “Billy Sorrows’ Reading Club” and “The Reaper” are now available
  • Platinum trophy is now available!

PATCH 1.04

  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Collectible card issue fixed
  • Collisions issues fixed
  • Deductions issues fixed
  • Saves/loadings bugs fixed
  • Loading textures improvements
  • Textures quality improvements
  • Framerate greatly improved
  • Video block issue fixed

PATCH 1.03

  • Major and minor bugs fixed
  • Graphic issues on Catsenses fixed
  • Tutorial issue fixed

PATCH 1.02

  • German voices addition
  • Russian voices addition
  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Saves/Loadings bugs fixed
  • Loading texture
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Framerate greatly improved
    • Memory management improvements
    • V Synchronization implementation
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixes
    • Missing Voices fixes
  • Collectible Cards issue fixed
  • Tutorial addition

PATCH 1.01

  • Major bugs fixed
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
  • Framerate greatly improved
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixes
    • Ambient sounds added through the game
    • More music added
  • Some characters animations and lip sync improved

 

XBOX ONE

Patch Note 1.0.4.8

Crashes fixed:

The game doesn’t crash or black screen:

  • If you select “Continue” after returning to main menu
  • When players launch the Xbox One Guide or the main menu
  • While using settings option from pause menu when Blacksad enters boxing gym through the back door
  • When using cat sense on Mary
  • At the end of Act 1
  • When Blacksad picks up a Hall of Fame card
  • If Blacksad uses deduction interface in O’Leary’s den
  • After the fight between Blacksad and the boxer

Bugs fixed:

  • Cards are now available when you change the account
  • Players are now able to pick up several cards throughout the adventure: in the alley near Chinese restaurant, on the stairs outside O’Leary’s HQ, in the boxing gym
  • Jake is not invisible anymore when Blacksad comes out of the locker room after opening Jake’s locker. Players who have encountered this issue will be now able to progress further in the game.
  • Warehouse – Blacksad can now call Weekly, even if he called Smirnov first
  • John’s body doesn’t clip anymore with the forklift after using it
  • Camera issue on the locker room is now fixed
  • Fixed subtitles bugs in the Chinese restaurant

Visuals:

  • Textures are now properly displayed in several places: Barber Shop, Hotel Room, O’Leary HQ
  • Thorpe and several assets are now visible during the conversation with Blacksad at Thorpe’s office
  • Textures fixed during Blacksad and Jake’s conversation in the boxing gym
  • Accessing the fridge for the second time doesn’t display a pink screen anymore
  • Entered the option menu for the first time with the tutorial the window is now correctly displayed.

Audio glitch:

  • In French, Blacksad & O’Leary voices aren’t missing anymore
  • Blacksad’s voiceover is now audible while talking to Sonia as she is leaving the Gym’s Rooftop.
  • Dialogues doesn’t get skipped anymore during the conversation between Blacksad and Sonia when Blacksad asks her about interview with Weekly.
  • Fixed several audio losses during conversations.

Material:

  • Application now re-establish a controller if a second controller is connected

Trophies:

  • Fixed a bug when the trophy “The Reaper” would be unlocked even if Mary was alive.
  • “Sports Illustrated” achievement title is now translated in Russian

PATCH 1.0.3.0

  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Collectible card issue fixed
  • Collisions issues fixed
  • Deductions issues fixed
  • Saves/loadings bugs fixed
  • Loading textures improvements
  • Textures quality improvements
  • Framerate greatly improved

PATCH 1.0.2.5

  • German voices addition
  • Russian voices addition
  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Saves/Loadings bugs fixed
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Framerate greatly improved
    • Memory management improvements
    • V Synchronization implementation
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixes
    • Missing Voices fixes
  • Collectible Cards issue fixed
  • Tutorial addition

PATCH 1.0.1.1

  • Major bugs fixed
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
  • Framerate greatly improved
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixes
    • Ambient sounds added through the game
    • More musics added
  • Some characters animations and lip sync improved

 

STEAM

Patch Steam 1.04

  • Fixes freezes when Blacksad walks or when players perform actions
  • The game can now be launched properly if the Xbox One Gamepad is already used
  • Fixes a crash that would happen when players use the Deduction Menu during a loading screen
  • Pressing buttons during loading screens don’t create bugs anymore
  • Fixes a bug during the loading screen in the car while players are pressing RB multiple times
  • Fixes the bug encountered when players open the Menu while Blacksad is on the phone
  • Fixes a bug that would happen when John refuses to take Sonia’s case
  • The catsense is now properly displayed when players try to shoot the sniper

GOG

PATCH 1.03 / PATCH 1.01

  • Major and minor bugs fixed
  • Collectible cards issue fixed
  • Deduction issues fixed
  • Saves/Loadings bugs fixed
  • 30 FPS limitation improvement
  • TradingCards improvements in management, positions and visualization
  • FX and Sounds improvements
  • Contrast screen to let users select the best
  • Dynamic resolution system (more clear UI)
  • CutScenes improvements and optimizations
  • New Mitchell Cutscene at the end of the Laboratory Scene
  • Trophies bug fixes

PATCH 1.02 / PATCH 1.00

  • Some major and minor bugs fixed
  • Saves/Loadings bugs fixed
  • Performance optimization and various improvements
    • Loading textures improvements
    • Textures quality improvements
  • Sound
    • Sound effects fixes
    • Missing Voices fixes
  • Collectible Cards issue fixed
  • Tutorial addition

Last update : July 8