Thanks again to everyone who helped make the release of Road Redemption on PC possible. We left Early Access and officially launched on October 4th! Online mode is live! And console versions are definitely still in the works as well.
For all digital rewards, we are preparing to email everyone over the next few days with special keys that will allow you to redeem your digital content including backer-exclusive weapons and bikes. We'll be following up soon with updates regarding physical rewards.
The Road Redemption Team
Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash, is officially releasing on PC, Mac, and Linux on October 4th, 2017!
Thank you to all our amazing Kickstarter backers for helping us reach this milestone. We’ve contacted many of you about your in-game backer rewards such as having your likeness in the game. We expect to have all in-game rewards included in the game on October 4th, and other rewards like t-shirts will be shipped shortly after. Console versions are definitely still in the works as well!
Thank you so much,
The Road Redemption Team
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Hey guys. We're nearing our official exit from Steam Early access, and this progress update focuses on two things: online multiplayer and story
Online multiplayer has been a big challenge for us. Because of latency, doing melee combat online is never easy. Doing it in a game where a player can easily move 3 meters between data sends (30 data sends/second), presents even more of a challenge.
Fortunately, thanks to some really clever latency compensation algorithms, we're now at the point where two teams of 8 people and hundreds of cars can all occupy the server at the same time and have a really fun gameplay experience.
Our final goal is to support 32 person servers. The main roadblock right now is bandwidth limitations - how much data the server is forced to send. As you add more players, this goes up exponentially. We're confident that with some more data optimization, we can achieve this, though 32 player support might come in a post-release patch.
We'll be releasing an alpha version of the online game to you guys very shortly.
We've finished writing the Road Redemption script and are in the process of hiring voice actors. All told, we're looking at 5 main characters (you, your mentor, the leader of all of the game's 4 gangs, and the ultimate antagonist who everyone is chasing).
Our goal with the story has always been to provide context and meaning to the game's campaign mode without getting in the way too much. We think what this accomplishes that goal.
More updates soon.