Despite a big push from indie developer Justin Moravetz, the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for virtual reality (VR) dedicated videogame Vanguard V has unfortunately ended in failure. The campaign had hoped to raise $198,000 USD to bring the on-rails flight action title to the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) on PC, Mac and Linux, Project Morpheus VR HMD on PlayStation 4 and smartphone-based HMDs, though only ended up rasing $27,817. However, according to Moravetz, this isn’t the last we’ll see of the title.
“Many of you may be wondering what my plan is now that the kickstarter campaign has ended without funding,” the developer wrote in a Kickstarter update post-closure. “I have been working non-stop preparing in case of this scenario. In result, my communication has been a little quiet in the comments, messages, and updates. However, there is quite a bit of news that I would love to share along these lines. I need a bit if time to compile it all together but I think everyone will agree that the news is encouraging.”
Moravetz signed off promising “Details soon.”
Vanguard V casts players as flight suit pilot Qu, who travels across space to defeat a Parasite threat. Players uses the head-tracking technology embedded in VR HMDs to steer Qu along a set path, locking onto enemies and defeating them with homing lasers. The title is set to take players acrosss space, onto planet surfaces and below. It features a heavy focus on music with work for the likes of Jake Kaufman.
Just what the future holds for Vanguard V is unclear, then. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with and further updates as they happen.