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Today we’re releasing Volo Airsport v3.4, featuring the new Course Editor! With it, you can create your own time trials, exactly like the ones we introduced in v3.3. You can read all about it in the last Beta Feature post, or you can check out this featurette video:
The course editor, like the game itself, is in early stages. Right now you can only place rings with it, and while sharing courses with your friends is possible, we really need a proper platform like the Steam Workshop for this. Still, it’s a good first step, and our testers have already shared bunch of splendid courses on the forums.
Thanks to everyone who helped test this feature! It’s the first time we did a testing round like this, and you’ve helped us find and fix a whole bunch of problems that would have taken us much longer to catch on our own.
We’re also published a new build to the Oculus branch on Steam. It is a slightly stripped down version of v3.4, but it’s miles better than the previous v3.2 based build.
This build now uses DirectToRift mode exclusively on Windows, which requires a different way of launching the game. For details on where to get it and how to run it, see the manual.
I did a talk at a recent Dutch VR Meetup, of which you can see the slides. It has some details on what it’s been like developing for the Rift and attempting official support for it. The good and the bad, really.
We’re doing very important background work. We have a tonne of features lined up, but we need to make sure the game’s architecture lets us add them without trouble. An in-depth blog post on this process is coming up, but here’s a quick summary of our immediate focus:
- Framework maintenance
- User Generated Content (mods)
- Online Multiplayer
Why now? We’ve worked on features and fixes since the initial v3.0 release last September, and from that we’ve learned what was easy to do and where we encountered significant friction. It’s hard to anticipate exactly the kind of framework you need for a game beforehand, but with this experience we’re now much more sure of what we need.