Seeking Dawn was one of the most heavily-marketed VR games of the year and even though it didn’t quite live up to expectations, it still delivered a lengthy, feature-filled campaign with full co-op support and one of the most visually striking VR worlds we’ve seen yet. Luckily, Multiverse didn’t stop working on it after it officially launched.
In addition to releasing a free-to-play version of the game that includes co-op recently, the developers have released a slew of other updates and fixes. Specifically last month a big 2.0 update came out with a new Master Mode that includes weapon upgrades, difficulty adjustments, and three entire brand new zones to explore. There’s also now a buff/debuff feature related to eating food, general balancing, new enemies, and various optimization fixes.
That 2.0 update is easily one of the largest we’ve seen for a VR game to date post-launch and is a great sign for the developer’s ongoing support.
On top of this, Multiverse is also making strong progress on next year’s PSVR port for Seeking Dawn. Junior Ferreira, Digital Media Manager for Multiverse, reached out to UploadVR recently with the following update on the PSVR version:
“Thanks to the hard work from our fantastic dev team, we finally have a new playable Seeking Dawn PSVR demo. At the same time, we are working closely with Sony and trying our best to push out the PSVR version for our players, who have been waiting for it for so long…We are so excited to finally be able to share the progress we’ve made regarding PSVR, and can’t wait to share more with you and our fans.”
Unfortunately that’s all we know so far, but hopefully the PSVR version will launch with all of these updates included from the start. We’re especially interested in seeing what the control schemes are like in Seeking Dawn given how fluid and robust the options are on PC VR platforms like Rift and Vive. The PS Move controllers, while capable of supporting games like Borderlands 2 VR, are far from ideal.
Let us know what you think of this news down in the comments below and check out our full review for more details on the game.