It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Spectre developer Proscenium. The team is currently hard a work on its upcoming multiplayer virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, but recently issued an update as to when fans and Kickstarter backers will finally get their hands on the title. As it turns out, the release of the full experience has been pushed back, though Proscenium is planning a Steam Early Access release to compensate.
“So, while we have been quiet for a while, we haven’t been idle,” the developer revealed in a recent Kickstarter update. “As you know, Spectre was recently Greenlit on Steam. After much deliberation, we’ve opted to utilize Steam’s Early Access to release the next Spectre demo. Steam keys for this updated demo will be distributed for free to all of our Kickstarter backers! We will also host weekly matches beginning from the demo’s launch to Spectre’s full release, which will be pushed back to Fall 2014. We plan to start Early Access next month, so keep an eye on your inboxes for those Steam keys!”
The upcoming demo will consist of a brand new level complete with previously unseen mechanics, character models and even a new muscial track from Chris Wilke. The developer also hinted that it may make Spectre compatible with the Cyberith Virtualizer, the omni-direction treadmill designed for use with VR experiences. The device is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund development and production.
Spectre is due to launch with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus will continue to follow Spectre‘s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates.