Multiverse released their ambitious sci-fi FPS Seeking Dawn for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift last month. Unfortunately, this ambitious action-adventure seemed to fall a little short of reviewers’ and players’ expectations. But the studio hasn’t taken it lying down and have now released a development roadmap which details how they’re going to improve the game in the coming months. It’s a very bold attempt at transparency and should prove to appease those who were the least impressed with the game. Even so, Seeking Dawn is still an impressive VR title in its own right and with the coming improvements and content additions might become a must-have title in the future.
“After the release of Seeking Dawn, feedback and reviews have been mixed. Players who enjoy this game are thrilled by this breathtaking VR world. But there are also players who really want to love this game, but have had to deal with bugs and other tech issues,” the team said in the statement. “The dev team has acknowledged much of this through social media and has responded by showing their passion and dedication to make this game better. Now a more detailed development roadmap sets the next few milestones for 2018, with improved optimization, updated game mechanics and more content to expand the VR world of Seeking Dawn.”
Fix It Felix
Starting with the critical bugs first, the team is working on a fix which is due out later this month. The fix will address the performance issues players have been grappling with across the board, as well as improve the multiplayer experience through optimizations to network performance. Along with that comes a left-handed mode and improvements to graphical fidelity.
“The dev team hopes to add more replay value to Seeking Dawn by having these changes affect both single and multiplayer modes,” Multiverse says in a press statement.
Next month, Multiverse is planning to release a free DLC called Age of Master as well as the Master Mode, which will see only the most hard-core gamers taking the plunge. The DLC will add a new playable area with more monsters and new weapon upgrades and skins. Along with the DLC and new mode, the team will also add some more fixes and level redesigns. One of the gameplay aspects that will be fixed is the resource respawn rate – something that should make a lot of players happy.
Lastly, we’ll see the PSVR version released this coming December.
So if you haven’t tried your hand at Seeking Dawn yet, then now might be the time to get into it. For those who have bought or tried the game and weren’t impressed – these fixes and content additions might warrant a second look at the title.