Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a brand new virtual reality (VR) videogame by the name of AlterVerse. Indie developer Dog Star VR Studios launched the campaign in hopes to securing enough positive votes to release the title in full on Valve’s digital PC with full support for Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Less than a week on from the Greenlight’s launch and AlterVerse has already been approved.
Dog Star VR Studios describes AlterVerse as a mix of a range of popular videogames including Bethesda Softwork’s celebrated RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mojang’s iconic world-builder, Minecraft, and the online portal into other worlds, Second Life. The title allows players to craft their own worlds using a wide range of different tools through a Realm Server. These worlds can serve a range of purposes such as PvP arenas for online multiplayer or simply a person space for creators to relax within. World themes can range from sci-fi to fantasy and more.
The current version of AlterVerse is said to be the result of half a decade of work on the developer’s behalf. It consists of a mix of both melee and ranged combat, seemingly played in both first and third person. Different gameplay modes will also feature, tasking players with taking control of castles and more. Along with crafting worlds, a more traditional crafting system will be in place to create more tools, weapons, armour, and even spells. Players can also expect in-game voice chat, leaderboard scoring for online play and even a companion app.
Dog Star VR Studios anticipated at late 2015 – early 2016 release for AlterVerse. The Greenlight campaign also mentions support for ‘other VR hardware’, suggesting that it could be on the way to the HTC Vive as well as the Oculus Rift. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with the latest updates on it.