Over the past few weeks VRFocus has been reporting on an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible theme park videogame named Atom Universe. Developer Atom Republic recently launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign looking to raise £20,000 GBP in order to bring the title to both PC and PlayStation 4 with support for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMD) respectively. Now, just over a week before the campaign is due to come to a close, Atom Universe has passed its goal.
Beating the £20,000 mark means that Atom Universe will launch first on PC and then arrive on PlayStation 4 later down the line. However, Atom Republic has ambitions to deliver the console version of the title at the same time as the PC edition, thus has revealed a new £30,000 stretch goal to bring the Beta for the videogame to PlayStation 4 at the same time as the PC Beta in August 2015.
Atom Republic explained the additional goal in a recent update: “For us, it’s a big commitment: initially we thought of releasing the game on PC first, as it’s safer, easier, more straight-forward and quicker for us than PS4,” the developer stated. “But we know most of you really want it on PS4. So we have had a good discussion with the team: we could recruit more people to deliver the game out to you sooner, on both platforms. But that will cost us, because we need to optimize the game for PS4, but more importantly we must do more QA testing for Sony: there will be more bugs to fix, to comply with Sony’s strict demands, and for them to authorize the release on PS4.”
The title is due to launch with three attractions, including a Minikart Race, Shooting Gallery and Motor Stunts. The list of minigames will grow over time. In order to take part in these events players must spend Atom Universe‘s in-game curreny, Atomz. These Atomz are available at varying backer tiers during the Kickstarter campaign.
VRFocus will continue to follow Atom Universe‘s progress, reporting back with any further updates on the title.