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Vanguard V Fails Kickstarter But ‘Encouraging’ News Inbound

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.

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“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.