Get a sneak peek at your own personal diving base with friends
Dutch independent studio Vertigo Games today launched the first playable, named “Stage 0”, of the online multiplayer VR-enabled underwater experience World of Diving on www.divegame.net.
Stage 0, which is playable with both the Oculus Rift and a traditional monitor, lets players dive in with up to 4 friends, to give their customized character a spin in their own personal diving base, and to get a first taste of what the upcoming underwater experience will entail.
“Launching an early, scalable build in this fashion allows a small studio such as ours to stagger the release in manageable chunks, while at the same time giving our ever-growing community the chance to get involved in a transparent and open development process from very early on,” says Richard Stitselaar, Creative Director at Vertigo Games.
Vertigo Games emphasizes that Stage 0 is not meant to be representative of what World of Diving will offer players in its final stages – neither in scope nor feature completeness. “Stage 0 serves to give players an impression of they can expect from World of Diving in the future – and a way for us to start an open, informed dialogue with our enthusiastic, resourceful community,” Stitselaar adds.
Stage 0 is now available for PC to anyone who has pre-purchased World of Diving via its official website: http://www.divegame.net. Mac and Linux support is expected within the next weeks.
For more information about World of Diving and for all the latest news, visit the official website and community platform on http://www.divegame.net.