It's been a long time since we had any news on Dark Sea Games' Road Rash-inspired Road Redemption, which roared onto Steam Early Access back in 2014 and was last updated in December 2015. However, the developer has issued an update on Kickstarter assuring everyone that the project is still in development with a planned PC release in the summer and console ports to follow.
Since January we have been focused on improving nearly every aspect of Road Redemption, and this has required us to rebuild a lot of systems before uploading a new build to Steam," the developer explained.
"Although we have taken longer than we hoped to complete the game, we are dedicated to making the game that we promised. We've recently added more developers to Road Redemption, and we’re working hard to finish the great game we envisioned in our original Kickstarter pitch. In the next month or two, we should be ready to upload a new build on Steam so you’ll be able to see our progress!"
Dark Sea Games went on to outline the key areas of development between now and the final release:
- Improved bike driving and physics
- Revamped enemy AI
- Entirely new user interface
- New weapon upgrade system
- Unlockable bikes and riders
- Better missions with greater variety
- Story Integration
- Updated levels with more routes to drive
- Improved visuals of enemies and vehicles
- Several new enemy types including challenging late level enemies
- Boss fights
- Splitscreen co-op improvements
- Online multiplayer!
"Our current plan is to finish development of the PC version by the end of this summer. As we march toward that goal, we’ll be releasing several new builds on Steam Early Access to show everyone our progress. This will include a beta version of online multiplayer. For console fans, please know that we are also working toward releases on Xbox One and PS4. We’ll make more announcements about console plans as we get closer to release."
Notably absent was a mention of the originally planned Wii U release. Responding to posts asking on the whereabouts of Road Redemption on Wii U, Dark Sea Games assured fans that the Wii U version is still in development but it may take extra time: "We have definitely not ruled out a Wii U release, however due to the current complexity of the game and the weak hardware of the Wii U, it will take a tremendous amount of optimisation to make it happen. This would have to happen after PS4 and Xbox One versions are complete."
"Anyone who backed for Wii-U can definitely choose to receive a PS4 or Xbox One copy instead when those versions become available (or Steam version now)."
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