The much anticipated Vox Vachinae has finally been released for early access to stores and people are already shelling out to get in on the Grinder. it’s been grinding it’s way up the Trending Games list on the steam store and Oculus store alike. Some people are wondering why it’s early Access? This game was in a closed Alpha and beta that was going on for a long time before anyone has gotten to play it. It was released on September 26th looks to already have a pretty active player base. They are going to have to compete with free to play games like Archangel but like all multiplayer games it’s going to be down to the player numbers to see who’s going to come out on top.
Here’s what the developer’s have to say!
“At Space Bullet, we think that Early Access should be about expanding on an already fun and stable core game with the guidance of a broader community. Vox Machinae is currently at this stage, offering an exhilarating and immersive gameplay experience that plays and runs great. We’re ready to expand that core experience to include a richer feature set. Together with players we believe we can build on our solid foundation and elevate Vox Machinae to be the finest giant stompy robot combat simulator ever created.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“Our estimate is that it will take 6 months to a year to add all the features we want in a full version of Vox Machinae.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Some features we plan to include in the full version of Vox Machinae are:
– Module system to add new abilities to your robot.
– More content (robots, weapons, maps).
– New game modes unique to Vox Machinae!
– Enhanced AI.
– Interact with other pilots in the Hangar.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“Vox Machinae currently offers thrilling core gameplay, great visuals, and highly-optimized VR and non-VR performance. Bugs are minimal, and stability is high. Multiplayer consists of Deathmatch, Salvage, and Stockpile modes with varying number of teams from two to four. Additionally we have a free-for-all mode and configurable win conditions. Content includes five robots, ten weapons, and five maps to play on. AI bots are available to play against offline, or to fill empty slots on online servers.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Vox Machinae already provides great bang for the buck. Price may increase when leaving Early Access to reflect the amount of additional content and polish added.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“Many improvements to the game have already been a direct result of close communication and feedback from our community of testers. We look forward to continuing this tradition on a larger scale, collaborating with our community to shape the future of Vox Machinae.”
With all the process in mind and some pretty good downloads we think it’s just the right time to get onto get into the grind so to speak. We will be doing live stream Gameplay to our Twitch/Dlive channels in preparation for our Hands on Review with the game. We will be doing doing testing with the Steam application of the game in order to allow for testing with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hardware. We don’t have the pro so that will have to come at a later date!
Why Early Access? Because they wanna make the game even better and have a good plan for it.
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