I was excited for the release of Tacoma on the Xbox One, especially after how much I enjoyed playing through Gone Home a few months ago, but when I tried to launch the game today I was met with disappointment.
For some reason I’m unable to progress past the ‘Press A to start’ screen. I tried restarting the Xbox but had no luck, so I went to Twitter and tweeted out to the game’s Twitter account. To their credit, they were quick to reply with some suggestions (do a hard reset and clear local 360 saved games), but neither of those worked. I also tried moving the game from internal storage to an external hard drive, but I still have been unable to get the game to start. It seems like this has been happening for many other Xbox users as others have reached out on Twitter, and there are a series of 1 star reviews on the game’s store page.
Currently I’m left debating whether to wait it out and hope for an update, or to attempt to get a refund and purchase it on Steam where there doesn’t seem to be any issue.
If I find a way to get the game working I’ll be sure to update this post. If you’ve found a workaround please share it in the comments.
Hopefully they get the issue ironed out soon!
I got past that screen initially with some trouble & did play the game briefly. Then when I went to load the game later in the day to continue I couldn’t seem to progress. I found that turning my controller off then on for some reason made the button press register. However, when the menu came up & I hit Continue Game I was stuck at a black screen indefinitely. If you’re playing the game for the first time try the controller reboot it may work for you.