Welcome to this week’s DevBlog, brought to you by the friendly people at Atom Republic.
With yesterday patch we saw, v0.3.2.4.112 get added to the King Branch for Steam players in the in morning. However, we also had another surprise patch for the PlayStation 4 and Steam players later in the afternoon.
Players were finally able to explore our first private space and better yet, you could invite up to 15 friends to join you.
Video by Your PS Home
Now that said, we’re still in Early Access and we’re still testing the server scalability. For some players loading times between public and privates may vary in length, some taking longer than others.
If there is one thing we know, it’s that you want Avatar customisation. So far we’ve seen a wealth of accessories get implemented into Atom Universe, but you want more. Physical changes for your avatar, different clothing items and hairstyles, the list goes on.
While this is possible for us to continually add more accessories to the avatars head, hands and back via sockets (this allows the art team to add items without altering the Atom Universe’s code). Allowing you to alter your avatar physical appearance (size, build and features), or your avatars clothing (tops, pants, shoes etc) it would require a massive change within Atom Universe’s code.
We’re very excited to start work on the avatar customisation. However, we’re not at that point in the development cycle just yet. The main focus right now is to get the servers working correctly allowing everyone to enjoy Atom Universe without any connection troubles and of course, we’re working on the PlayStation 4 build so everyone can join in on the fun.
Weekly Developer Activity
- Starting to integrate the Mirage House.
- Added an additional 25 accessories.
- Even more bug fixing.
- Bug fixing.
- Testing server scalability.
- Configuring in-game commerce.
- Reporting community bugs to the development team.
- Discussing possible content ideas for future distribution.