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Darkfield Launches Updated Team Deathmatch Prototype

Indie developer VR Bits recently enjoyed a milestone in its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) space combat title, Darkfield. The campaign has reached over 50% of its $10,000 AUD goal, with now just under three weeks to go before the campaign’s closure. As the developer thanked those that have backed, it also revealed the release of an updated prototype of its single-player Team Deathmatch prototype.

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According to the developer the Darkfield Single-player TDM Prototype2 features ‘massive performance improvements’ and increases the number of enemy ships in battles. The new demo can currently be downloaded for free on the title’s offical website and is available on PC, Mac and Linux. As the title suggests, this is a single-player version of the full title’s multiplayer team deathmatch, in which players can choose from a number of different ships.

Darkfield is a cooperative space combat simulator in which players take part in huge space battles. The title features four-player missions for friends to complete together, selecting one of a number of unique ships that bring their own skills and abilites to the table. The title even features first-person environments to explore on foot to help players get a grasp of its lore and universe.

Those interested in Darkfield can currently back $15 to secure access to both pre-release and full versions of the title, the first of which is expected to hit in July 2015. when it does release it will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus will continue to follow Darkfield as its Kickstarter campaign progresses, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.