Zoxide Games has just released their deep sea adventure game, Neptune Flux on Steam and the Humble Store. The PC and Mac versions both come with optional support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. Unfortunately, the PlayStation 4 version will not be available until a later date.
The developer behind Zoxide Games, Nick Pettit updated backers with news of the delay in a Kickstarter update on October 31st. “This is my first console release and I underestimated the challenges involved in supporting an additional launch platform,” Pettit explained. “The PlayStation 4 version is in QA, but unless there’s a miracle in the next few weeks, it’s just not going to make it by November 15th.”
It seems that no such miracle manifested itself, but the Neptune Flux release continued undaunted. An official PS4 release date won’t be available until the game is through QA testing. While Pettit is hopeful for a quick resolution, he admits that it could be delayed until Q1 2017.
Consolation For Console Players
In the meantime, Pettit has found a temporary solution for backers left waiting for their PS4 copy.
“To keep things simple, if your reward includes a copy of the game, I’m going to send you both a Steam keyn and a PlayStation 4 key. That way, you don’t have to pick a platform, and if you wanted a PS4 copy but also have a Steam account, you’re still able to play!”
There is a special discount this week so gamers can pick up Neptune Flux for 20% off. With the game’s release underway Pettit has shifted his focus to getting the remaining rewards completed. This includes the behind-the-scenes video of the making of Neptune Flux.
“I was hoping to have that delivered at the same time as the game, but I didn’t want to rush it and the game’s release took priority. Now that the game is released on PC with the PS4 version following, finishing rewards is my main priority.”