Project 5: Sightseer developer Tasharen Entertainment is waiting Unity fixes for Linux. Since the the cooperative multiplayer sandbox game released on Steam. The Linux support has been decent but performance takes a hit.
Tasharen Entertainment outlines the details in a recent Steam Discussion post.
“The water bug is fixed just by building the game using Vulkan graphics API which replaces the dated OpenGL. The trouble is that to do that I need to update Unity to the absolute latest, and there are certain packages I am using (shadows for one) that are not 100% compatible with the latest Unity just yet. Plus last time I tried, there were some incompatibilities with the non-vulkan version… so long story short, I am letting Unity guys fix all the bugs first before moving up to the latest version of the game engine that fixes the water.”
Since we have known about the water issue for a while. Conversations with the developer have always mentioned this problem. Now we have a formal statement at least outlining the plans. Seeing this means Valkan support is incoming in a more recent release of Unity. And while Steam reviews remain Very Positive, this is understandable. Yet again, Linux gets put on the back bench. But that might be that is for a good reason?
Project 5: Sightseer Trailer (Linux, Windows)
Project 5: Sightseer set in a vast, procedurally generated world. Where players start with nothing but a scanner and a mining laser. All set in the location of your choosing. So you can venture forth to find resources, build outposts, research technologies. And ultimately unravel the world’s secrets. Simple right?
PVE Updates and NPC Outposts:
Well the games also has a release of the first part of the PvE updates. Seeing many players are eagerly awaiting. But in order to experience these new changes. Player have to start a new world to get real glimpse of this new content. Which means that server admin’s will also need to update their server before putting up a new world.
This also means that update adds NPC outposts. There are available to discover by exploring the world. These can be simple resource extraction satellites that players can steal useful resources from. Just lightly defended outposts to capture. Or even heavily protected forts placed in a restricted area are best to avoid. So now more care must be taken when exploring the world.
Project 5: Sightseer is available now on Steam for $19.99 USD for Linux and Windows