Codename Cygnus is a pretty cool idea. A sentiment that our own Lee Hamlet agrees with wholeheartedly. However, there have apparently been several concerns regarding the interactive radio drama’s Facebook login requirements; an issue that Reactive Games plans to tend to as early as next week.
The new update, which has already been submitted and is pending approval, will remove the Facebook login requirement entirely and give players the choice to save their content online (through the login) or opt out and store it locally. “It was a really dumb thing to do,” according to Jonathon Myers, Creative Director at Reactive Studios, “We needed a way to support our dedicated players with the creation of save game profiles online, but requiring a Facebook login from all players was far too much to ask. We really regret it, and we’re very happy to listen to our fans and make this immediate change.”
In addition to the liberation of social media requirements, Codename Cygnus‘ first episode (clocking in at about 15 minutes) will be free for a limited time, and the Mission 1 purchase (i.e. all episodes) will be $1 off at $6.99.
So no swansong for Codename Cygnus just yet! I know. I’m sorry.