Tammeka’s Radial-G: Racing Revolved has proven to be a popular racing videogame on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for over a year, yet the promised PlayStation VR port is yet to be seen. VRFocus has today received confirmation that development is still progressing, and a launch date will be with us very soon indeed.
“We’re excited to be finally nearing the end of a 3 year journey that started with a cheeky tweet sent to Shuhei Yoshida at Develop: Brighton 2014, resulting in being supplied with a [PlayStation 4] dev kit and as known then, Project Morpheus, to port the game over with,” stated Sam Watts, Director of Immersive Technologies at Make Real, operating as Game Producer at Tammeka, when talking with VRFocus. “It’s been a learning experience for the team as first time Sony PlayStation developers releasing their first title, navigating the development and submission process; I don’t think we made it easy for ourselves choosing our first game to be one that supported online multiplayer, PlayStation VR, PS4 & 2DTV, made with Unity at a time when the SDKs were ever changing but, the light is now at the end of the tunnel with a digital and physical release expected before the end of Summer.”
With all that in mind, Watts is still confident his team can deliver an experience that parrallels the well received Oculus Rift edition of the videogame.
“The release version will include everything players already have had on Oculus and Vive (albeit with a maximum of 8 racers) with an additional “comfort mode” that makes it easier on new users who aren’t ready for such an adrenaline rush – we don’t like to leave anyone out and that 1% needed including too.”
Movement systems in virtual reality (VR) are currently a hot topic, so acknowledgement that two distinct audiences – newcomers and early adopters – need satisfying simultanouesly will undoubtedly be well received by the community.
No specific release date has yet been offered for Radial-G: Racing Revolved on PlayStation 4, including PlayStation VR compatibility, however Watts remains thankful for the console audience’s continued support of the videogame: “We know there are a lot of people waiting for this release on PlayStation VR and we thank them for their continued patience whilst we dot the i’s and cross the t’s – the wait will be worth it!”
The PlayStation VR version of Radial-G: Racing Revolved will be playable at Japan Expo, Paris, taking place 6th – 9th July 2017. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the upcoming release.