Friday, 8 July 2016

DevBlog #27 – New PlayStation 4 and Steam Early Access Update

Greetings and welcome to this week’s Devblog. Today, we’re going to taking a closer look at Yesterday’s update for Early Access players.

Mirage House


SubD Studio’s Mirage House makes its return to Atom Universe. Kickstarter backers will remember that the Mirage House was the first Private Space in Atom Universe. Now, this minimalist space has been completely reiterated.





The first big change is the beautiful day and night cycle, now you’ll be able to sit by the pool and watch the sun set over the landscape. Kickstarter backers may also remember that the original Mirage House had two floors with enough space for seating and a bedroom. Now the newly design space is much bigger across one floor with additional seating areas and stylish fireplace.



Outside, the swimming pool lights up at night illuminates the side on the property in crisp blue light. Behind the property, lights shine upon the palms trees, giving the landscape a warm glow.

Accessories


The avatar customization menu has received a lot more accessories in this new update. In fact, over 75 new accessories have added to help give your avatar a little bit more diversity. Now your avatar will be able to wear a wide range of head accessories, wings, swords, shields and tails.



Performance Improvements


With this update comes some much needed performance improvements, most notably within the Hub. The Hub frame rate has now been increased and when you’re travelling around you’re less likely to come across those nasty frame rate drops.

3 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing this DevBlog Dave. It's nice to be able to walk around in SubD Studio's remastered Mirage House! As you know, I had talked to Sergio about the changes they made as part of the remaster in this interview: https://tbaby84.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/mirage-house-updated-by-subd-studio-for-atom-universe/
    The new accessories are nice. I've been wearing one of the butterfly wings :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/tbaby_84/27891137940/
    I actually never noticed issues walking around in the Hub itself, but I think the main issue is still loading it initially. Many users have often run into issues not being able to access it (e.g. no servers would load in the list in the Main Menu). Yesterday evening it became inaccessible by all Steam and PS4 users most likely due to so many people accessing AU with the release of the latest update. I reported that here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/394120/discussions/0/358417008719573009/. I saw that was resolved early this morning and was told it would be monitored by the devs.
    As always, thanks to everyone at Atom Republic and the entire Atom Universe team for all their efforts on the game as tremendous progress has been made! :)

    ReplyDelete