Powerboat VR is an advanced speed boat simulator designed specifically for VR. Take part in challenging races against AI opponents, deliver cargo between islands or simply relax and enjoy the scenery!
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Dec 29, 2020

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Why Early Access?

“We're a small team, a very small team - actually just 1 person! Launching this game via Early Access allows me to engage with the VR community and received feedback on what works in the game, and, more importantly, what doesn't.

Getting feedback like this is invaluable to small development teams and will allow me to produce a stable, fully featured game.

I am extremely active on the Steam forums posting game updates every week, sometimes even daily, so users can see what is being worked on and be confident that the game is being continuously developed.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This game should be in early access for no more than 6 months from release date.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan to expand the current roster of drivable boats as well as expand the island chain, delivery network and add more wild life species to discover.

Since launch the initial map has been expanded to a huge 900km2 map with fully procedurally generated trees, rocks and cities and 2 new boats have been added to the roster.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version currently allows the player to experience the core features of the game.

This includes being able to drive 5 different boats ranging from a small R.I.B. to a full on 100kts+ tunnel hull offshore powerboat around a huge 900km2 tropical island map.

In free play mode the player can explore the map at their own pace and take part in quick races and challenges. Local Co-Op is also available allowing a 2nd non-VR player to play along side the VR player.

The racing championship side of the game is currently under development and should be available shortly.

Updates are pushed out regularly - sometimes even daily meaning that there is always something new happening with the game.

The Steam forums contain a detailed list of changes, and when they happened, allowing users to see how the game is progressing.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will not change after leaving Early Access”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All players will be invited to join in the discussion about the game via the Steam forums where their feedback will be invaluable to the development of Powerboat VR.

The Steam forums will provide areas for players to report bugs, request help and also voice their own ideas about the game. Community inspired ideas will then be considered for inclusion in the release version of the game.”
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About This Game

Powerboat VR is an advanced speed boat simulator designed specifically for VR. It includes a robust physics engine which allows the boats to react realistically to the fully dynamic 3D ocean wave system which is capable of simulating everything from a calm lagoon to white capped and unpredictable open water.

The world of Powerboat VR is split into 2 distinct parts...

1. A 900km2 (30km x 30km) open world tropical island map to explore at your own pace and take part in various challenges and quick races dotted around it. If you wish, you can even invite a local Co-op player to join you. While on your travels keep an eye out for various animal life such as sharks and birds - you never know what you might spot!

2. A more serious racing championship mode which is currently under development but will include several different race classes, boat tuning and boat management systems based on the real world sport of offshore powerboat racing.

Key Points

1. 900km2 tropical island map
2. Fully physics driven boat/buoyancy simulation.
3. Various types of races from short, technical courses to long offshore/open water racing that transitions between different sea conditions.
4. Diverse range of boats available including R.I.Bs, sport and powerboats.
5. Dynamic 3D ocean wave system with varying sea conditions.
6. Dynamic & controllable time of day.
7. Fully interactive VR controls.
8. Play how ever you wish - race, deliver cargo, explore or simply enjoy the sun setting over the water!
9. Need some help? This game supports local, none VR, co-op so a friend can join in to help you earn extra XP!
10. Varied wildlife to discover and observe including fish and birds.
11. Support for room scale, standing and seated VR experience.
12. Support for other controllers e.g. wheels, pedals & joypads etc

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / AMD RX Vega 56 8GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: VR Headset Required. WMR is not currently supported.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: VR Headset Required. WMR is not currently supported.

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