Vertigo Games has released an early multiplayer build of its upcoming undersea exploration title, World of Diving. Available to those that pre-purchased the experience on the official website, this early version is titled Stage 0 and allows for play with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as well as standard monitors.
Up to 4 players can customise their characters and explore the seabed together in this version. However the developer stressed that it’s not feature complete and doesn’t contain the full scope of the experience. It is simply intended to give players an impression of what to expect in the final product.
“Launching an early, scalable build in this fashion allows a small studio such as ours to stagger the release in manageable chunks, while at the same time giving our ever-growing community the chance to get involved in a transparent and open development process from very early on,” said Creative Director Richard Stitselaar.
Stage 0 is currently only available to PC users that pre-purchased the title, though Mac and Linux versions should be arriving within the next few weeks. VRFocus will continue to follow the title and report back with all the latest developments.