We might talk about ‘metaverses’ in hushed tones after that particular buzzword lost its zeel, but there are still those imagining the possibilities. The likes of VRChat and Neos VR have dominated the space with a new contender set to arrive this week. Digital universe Resonite is set to launch this week on Steam Early Access, promising a platform with “infinite possibilities”.
Developed by Yellow Dog Man Studios and Frooxius, the latter already has some pedigree in the space. Frooxius – or Tomáš Mariančík to be more precise – was the principle developer behind Neos VR. Having split from that platform, Frooxius has created Resonite as another digital universe heavily reliant in in-app content creation. Players will be able to hang-out and socialise if that’s all they want to do. But at its heart, Resonite is about building. “Create and develop anything from beautiful art, interactive avatars and gadgets, to complex interactive worlds and games,” states the description.
Resonite’s Digital Universe awaits
Originally slated for an October 2023 release, Resonite will be launching on Steam for PCVR headsets this Friday, 6th October.
As noticed by Road to VR, Resonite updated its Patreon issuing this statement:
“We reached a point where we are confident that major issues will be sorted out and we’d generally prefer not to make all of you wait longer and delay the launch. There will still probably be some bumps, but we’ll smooth them out as time goes.
“We’re very excited to open the new platform and experience our work. We have a lot more for store in you as well coming in the future. The launch is just beginning of this new digital universe and with your help and support, we’ll continue shaping and expanding for many years (and hopefully decades) into the future.”
Frooxius is a well known creator and that certainly seems to have helped Resonite‘s finances. The Patreon has almost 2,000 members generating $25k USD/£20K a month in membership fees.
There’s been no indication just yet as to Resonite’s support of other VR headsets outside of PCVR.
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