Back in August 2014 indie developer Space Budgie finally attached a release date for the full version of its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible puzzle and platform-based title, Glitchspace. The title was set to leave its Steam Early Access phase a little later than expected in March 2015. Sadly, that will no longer be the case as the developer has this week announced another delay for the title, pushing it even further back after the departure of two members of the Space Budgie team.
In a statement to fans, Space Budgie revealed that both Karl and Albert from the development team were moving on. No reason was given for the departures, though it did reassure that the decision was ‘amicable’. As such, the Space Budgie team is now a three man team that will continue to work on Glitchspace. While development will go on, the studio is currently unable to confirm a new date for the full launch of the title.
“With these changes comes others: unfortunately this means that Glitchspace’s full release next March will have to be delayed,” the developer stated. “Whilst this will be disappointing to our fans, readers and even ourselves as well, we hope you’ll understand that for Glitchspace to reach its full potential, there’s a significant number of challenges that we need to solve for it to do so and these fixes are going to take time. To do otherwise would be a disservice to all of the people who have bought our game in alpha or to even those interested in picking up Glitchspace in the future.”
Glitchspace is a first-person experience which features support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) first development kit (DK1). Players are tasked with navigating cyberspace environments by using a programming gun to fire code at objects, manipulating their appearance. Despite the delay, players can still sample a good amount of Glitchspace now through the Early Access release, which costs £6.99 GBP. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates.