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Glitchspace 1.7 Update Adds Oculus Support Again, Full Release Pushed Back

Indie developer Space Budgie remains hard at work on its first-person platform and puzzle title, Glitchspace, which is currently available as a Steam Early Access release. The title had in the past supported the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but had it removed, promising to reintegrate it further down the line. This week sees the experience reach its 1.7 update, with support for the HMD finally arriving once more.

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The recent update includes support for the first development kit (DK1) or the Oculus Rift, with support for the second development kit (DK2) promised for later down the line. Other additions in 1.7 include an ‘Experimental’ graphics option, a new main menu, tweaks to certain levels and an overall user interface (UI) refinement. A number of bugs to do with portal rendering, collision and more have also been addressed.

While the title is definitely making progress, the developer also brought news of a delay of full release. “Talking of time-scales, we have pushed back the final release to March 2015,” the team noted. “We want to make sure the game is just as we wanted it, and that we deliver an experience which will be remembered for all the good things it was doing. It’s quite a jump from our original release date, but we found ourselves lost in other work, and we’ve realised there’s a lot more that we need to work on before Glitchspace is ready for final release.”

Glitchspace is a first-person title in which players manipulate platforms to progress through levels. The experience can currently be picked up on Steam Early Access for £6.99 GBP. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates.