Fresh3D Inc, the developer behind the upcoming Outcast HD reboot, has updated its Kickstarter page, addressing the impending failure of the campaign. The title was hoping to raise $600,000 USD to fund development, but currently sits at $253,840 with under 12 hours to go before the campaign’s closure. The title had hoped to add support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, had it passed a $1 million stretch goal.
“When we started this campaign, I was so excited that I could not imagine that we could eventually fail,” the developer admitted on its Kickstarter blog. “Shame on me! This same over-confidence, this same craziness and this same adventurousness, which 15 years ago led us to create the original game, lead us to face the harsh reality of this Kickstarter failure which could have been avoided with a bit more time, thinking and upfront money.”
The developer also admitted that it knew its goal was high even before launching the campaign and had not prepared enough content to display to backers. That said, it did not think these issues would lead to the project’s failure. It cited a lack of financing as a reason for rushing the campaign, suggesting that it should have had a lower goal, with lower console stretch goals amoung other things.
Despite that failure, Fresh3D Inc plans to keep on with Outcast HD, suggesting that it could return to Kickstarter in the future, if not another crowd sourcing platform or perhaps another type of funding all together. VRFocus will continue to follow the project and bring you any new updates.