Univrs announced that their broom racing VR title Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing will be delayed from its planned June 2020 release date to Late 2020 for Oculus Quest and Early 2021 on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR.
The delay comes after the team adopted protective measures against COVID-19, which has changed their planning and development of the game. The title is still being developed and worked.
During gameplay, players will be able to create their own avatar and hang out right the other Little Witch Academia characters through Bonding Races. There is also a multiplayer mode where players will be able to race against others online. During a race, use Magic Energy, be able to increase speed as they fly, and attack other racers while being conscious of their stamina. The developers stated the game is made simple and fun and compared it to Mario Kart.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing is being developed in a way to limit motion sickness in VR. Through its development, the company has tried many iterations of their tech but still got sick. However, they finally found the answer and it deals with making the player move while in VR which frees their mind and makes motion sickness a thing of the past. This involves moving the player using their hands and body more during gameplay.
The team also released new concept art to hold players off until the next update, you can check those out below:
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