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RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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edited August 3 in General


Seeking Dawn has just launced - here's the trailer:



The game can now be purchased on Steam and will also be available in the Oculus Store:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/859340/Seeking_Dawn/

Personally I'd much prefer to support Oculus - I'll give them a few hours to catch up with Steam - currently I can't buy Seeking Dawn in the Oculus Store  :(

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1983757598365882/

According to this article Seeking Dawn should be available in the Oculus Store today:

https://www.roadtovr.com/vr-sci-fi-shooter-seeking-dawn-land-rift-vive-july-12th/

Quote: "Multiverse Inc., the studio behind VR sci-fi shooter Seeking Dawntoday announced the single/multiplayer game is soon heading out of closed beta and launching on Oculus RiftHTC Vive and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets on July 12th.” [...] Promising a ‘full-length’ VR game, Seeking Dawn is said to offer a 20-hour single-player campaign, co-op gameplay with up to three other players in campaign mode, and multiplayer deathmatches in a “sprawling Survival setting.” [...] The full release will be available on the Oculus Store (Rift) and Steam (Rift, Vive, Windows VR) for $40."


Note that the price is $33.99 on Steam, not $40.

Update: I made an error, sorry - it was 33.99 - not $ - in the Steam store, thus Seeking Dawn has the same price in the Oculus and Steam stores. 

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  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 1,829 Valuable Player
    I believe that the store updates around 5 or 6pm BST if this if your timezone

    This looks great i will pick it up when it arrives on home also, the visuals in VR games are really beginning to step up
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
    Trinity
    edited July 12
    vannagirl said:
    I believe that the store updates around 5 or 6pm BST if this if your timezone

    This looks great i will pick it up when it arrives on home also, the visuals in VR games are really beginning to step up

     Couldn't agree more - I have high hope for this title - I really need a new high quality VR fix after having completed Lone Echo :blush:

    I'm also behind on my "Hurt Me Plenty" Doom VFR spanking sessions - and I just got out of the Tar Pit in Robinson last night (which was completely awesome, including saving the baby long-neck dinosaur). So it shouldn't be a problem to wait for Seeking Dawn... And maybe it's true that anticipation is the greatest joy :smile:
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    First Steam user review of Seeking Dawn just arrived - maybe I should warn the user of not using drugs when playing   ;) The review is rather short - but quickly gets to the point:

    "If there is one game in your whole life you should own for VR, GET THIS!"

    Now that does not exactly sound too bad...  :D (Unless it's one of the Seeking Dawn developers or his mom writing...)

    Still waiting for Oculus to open the Seeking Dawn store page - guess they need to finish their coffee and donuts first, and then there's the toilet break, before starting up the Seeking Dawn server, sigh... Double-sigh... 
     




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  • dburnedburne Posts: 1,430
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    Well crap, between IL-2, DCS, and Elite Dangerous I don't know when I will ever have the time - but reckon I will have to go ahead and purchase this one.
     Oh well been a while since I have bought a game from Oculus. Might as well give them some support now.
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  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    Looks pretty cool. Downloading.
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  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    edited July 12
    Minimum spec: i5-7500 (3.4GHz and above)
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,846 Volunteer Moderator
    The game looks dope AF. Definite purchase!
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  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    So far it doesn’t run well on my i5-4670 GTX1070 [email protected]

    I get the the first door which fails to open and there’s no switch. I’m stuck in the corridor?
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,270 Valuable Player
    i think reccomended spec is GTX 1070 so it may be you will have to ditch the SS in this one until you get your new gpu.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 12
    PSVR is coming later - so this game could be quite cpu demanding (compared to PSVR first, where the level of polygons typically are modelled to fit the PS4 processor's capabilities). Just saw this review:

    "The game ran fine for me on my specs (Core i7-7820x/32gb RAM/GTX 1080/HTC VIVe PRO). I had no issues from what I could tell. "

    But that's 3.6 Ghz x 8 cores and does not help much estimating cpu load... But at least it's good news that GTX 1080 is enough for Vive Pro... 
    According to developers, recommended cpu requirements are similar to Lone Echo: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 (3.4GHz and above) / AMD FX™-9370 (4.4GHz and above).

    Still waiting for Oculus to take my money...
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 12
    Seeking Dawn is now live in Oculus Store  :) - $40, so that's $6 more than Steam - but I just love to support Zuckerberg, hopefully he can use the $6 to buy a cold beer or some food, the poor guy must be starving - thus my treat today  o:)

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1446648452044502/

    Update: My bad - Steam showed 33.99€, not $, thus it's about 40 bucks in both Oculus and Steam stores. I hope Zuckerberg isn't reading this thread - or can accept my sincere apology  :) 
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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,027
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    RuneSR2 said:
    Seeking Dawn is now live in Oculus Store  :) - $40, so that's $6 more than Steam - but I just love to support Zuckerberg, hopefully he can use the $6 to buy a cold beer or some food, the poor guy must be starving - thus my treat today  o:)

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1446648452044502/
    Doesn't the one in the Oculus store have Oculus specific api's versus the steam version? 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 12
    MowTin said:
    RuneSR2 said:
    Seeking Dawn is now live in Oculus Store  :) - $40, so that's $6 more than Steam - but I just love to support Zuckerberg, hopefully he can use the $6 to buy a cold beer or some food, the poor guy must be starving - thus my treat today  o:)

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1446648452044502/
    Doesn't the one in the Oculus store have Oculus specific api's versus the steam version? 

    I don't know - the Steam version fully supports Rift too; someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Oculus specific api's and drivers are used for Steam VR to work (just like you're using for example Nvidia drivers to play Steam 2D games on Nvidia video cards).
    I'm guessing the Oculus Store version has been through Oculus QA, and that may indeed be worth 6 bucks...
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  • NeloDiavoloNeloDiavolo Posts: 36
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    Steam shows $39.99 for me, where does it show up cheaper? I'm in the US if that matters. I did recall the beta pre-order from the official website being 6 bucks cheaper though. 

    I wanted to pre-order but I also prefer to purchase from the Oculus Store when possible.

    Can't wait to pick this up later tonight for some co-op action. 
  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 1,829 Valuable Player
    Just picked this up (Home version)


    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 12
    Steam shows $39.99 for me, where does it show up cheaper? I'm in the US if that matters. I did recall the beta pre-order from the official website being 6 bucks cheaper though. 

    I wanted to pre-order but I also prefer to purchase from the Oculus Store when possible.

    Can't wait to pick this up later tonight for some co-op action. 

     I just checked - I made an error, sorry - I didn't notice that Steam shows all prices on my PC in € - thus it was 33.99€, not $. All prices in my Oculus Store is in $. 

    Hmmmm, I better make an apology in my previous post - guess I was so sure of the $33.99 because the beta was $35 that I overlooked the € sign  :(
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,846 Volunteer Moderator
    edited July 12
    RuneSR2 said:
    Steam shows $39.99 for me, where does it show up cheaper? I'm in the US if that matters. I did recall the beta pre-order from the official website being 6 bucks cheaper though. 

    I wanted to pre-order but I also prefer to purchase from the Oculus Store when possible.

    Can't wait to pick this up later tonight for some co-op action. 

     I just checked - I made an error, sorry - I didn't notice that Steam shows all prices on my PC in € - thus it was 33.99€, not $. All prices in my Oculus Store is in $. 

    Hmmmm, I better make an apology in my previous post - guess I was so sure of the $33.99 because the beta was $35 that I overlooked the € sign  :(

     Funilly enough, for me its cheaper on Oculus, im in the UK


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  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,233 Oculus Start Member
    Has anyone played it on i3-6100 3.8Ghz  and 1060 6Gb ? 
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 25,651 Oculus Staff
    Looks awesome!
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  • NeloDiavoloNeloDiavolo Posts: 36
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    RuneSR2 said: to
    Steam shows $39.99 for me, where does it show up cheaper? I'm in the US if that matters. I did recall the beta pre-order from the official website being 6 bucks cheaper though. 

    I wanted to pre-order but I also prefer to purchase from the Oculus Store when possible.

    Can't wait to pick this up later tonight for some co-op action. 

     I just checked - I made an error, sorry - I didn't notice that Steam shows all prices on my PC in € - thus it was 33.99€, not $. All prices in my Oculus Store is in $. 

    Hmmmm, I better make an apology in my previous post - guess I was so sure of the $33.99 because the beta was $35 that I overlooked the € sign  :(
    No worries at all but thanks for clarifying. :) 

    Any impressions so far?
  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 292
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    I've added Seeking Dawn to my wish list, it looks good from the 'trailer' and @RuneSR2 's pics and first impressions just served to make it a done decision.  Currently I'm splitting my gaming time between SkyrimVR, FO4VR and Overlord 2 (flat!) so will jump into Seeking Dawn in about a month, so thanks for the brilliantly illustrated review!
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 14
    Had some problems with Seeking Dawn last night, maybe my Tray Tool profile stopped working. I'll look further into this issue later. 

    In short it seems that the value for Tray Tool super-sampling is added to - or being multiplied by - the super-sampling value set in the Seeking Dawn settings. I'm guessing that my Tray Tool SS 2.0 (or 1.4) value + SS 1.4 in-game exploded to something like SS 2.8 and completely crashed Seeking Dawn. 

    In short - if anyone experiences such interactions, try just to close Tray Tool before starting Seeking Dawn that worked for me (setting up a SS 0 profile for Seeking Dawn in Tray Tool did not help, but maybe I need to reinstall Tray Tool). 

    Otherwise the game runs perfectly on my oc'ed GTX 1080 - using SS 1.4 in-game. One annoying thing is that my game character gets thirsty after a few minutes and keeps saying "Damn, I'm thirsty" and so far I haven't found much water. And you eat hamburgers for food - astronauts don't eat when in a spacesuit - and they for sure don't eat hamburgers. 

    I noticed some ground covered by a lot of stones - I'm not 100% sure, but it really looked like tesselation - and it looked awesome. The use of tesselation could indeed explain the high hardware requirements. 

    Tesselation is shown in this video (hint: jump to 0:50) - should someone wonder what tesselation is about:


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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 14
    Current reviews aren't looking good, sadly, in retrospective I think the Seeking Dawn developers should have made this game exclusive to Rift, Vive or even MR and then hopefully have gotten more funds to polish the game. Seems like the game is getting the silent treatment in the Oculus Store - there isn't any splash illustration to draw attention to the game at all. 

    Even if/when the game gets patched to obtain better performance and user ratings, most review sites will only write one review, thus the importance of securing proper QA before launching cannot be underestimated.

    1. https://uploadvr.com/seeking-dawn-review/ - score 6/10.
    2. https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/07/review-seeking-dawn/ - 6/10.
    3. https://www.pwrdown.com/gaming/seeking-dawn-review-an-interesting-vr-sci-fi-shooter/ - 8.4/10.
    4. http://cogconnected.com/review/seeking-dawn-review/ - 6.7/10.
    5. https://www.roadtovr.com/review-seeking-dawn-beautiful-sci-fi-shooter-marred-many-dull-chores/ - 6.5/10.
    6. https://www.gamerview.com.br/reviews/seeking-dawn - 8.4/10 (review from Brazil).

    I guess 8.4 is reasonable - for now -  if you have the hardware to run the game without needing to lower too many settings.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 440
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    edited July 14
    Agreed, still I had high hopes for Seeking Dawn in the Metacritic top 3 - like Lone Echo did last year, would be great with another VR-only game to impress the non-believers. 

    BTW, I've just been playing Seeking Dawn for some more hours - it's quite close to Subnautica in many aspects (collecting resources, crafting), and the graphics are truly second to none. Without spoiling anything, arriving at the first major structure was truly an awe-inspiring moment. Textures really show off details when hit by a light source. The textures are way beyond even Lone Echo and the Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Right now I'd easily rate the game at 95 % - let's see how it goes from here... 

    BTW, I've arrived exactly here in the game - doesn't the ground look quite tesselated?



    I don't think there's much wrong with the game, maybe there's some slight memory leak (some scenes seem to perform better after I've died and everything is loaded once more), but all in all performance is nice/great on my system - I haven't had a single crash (except when I was experimenting with Tray Tool and got very high SS). 

    And here's another photo from my summer vacation :-)  (Sometimes I really don't know what to answer when my colleagues ask if I had a great vacation and if I went travelling to some interesting location...) 



    SS 1.5 worked fine today, so I'm running the game with maxed out in-game settings, except for antialiasing. Enabling Tray Tool still caused trouble. - I got the Tray Tool profiles working (voice confirmed), but selecting either SS 0 or SS 1.4 in the Seeking Dawn profile caused the game to go beyond the SS 1.4 (or 1.5) set in-game. Normally I use SS 2.0 globally, but have some profiles for games needing other settings. 
    Until the developers fix this issue, the only way I got Seeking Dawn running perfectly using SS 1.4 or 1.5 was to deactivate Tray Tool completely (hmmm, maybe I should try Tray Tool SS 1.5 and SS 1.0 in-game to see what happens - man, this is taking quite a lot of time, guess that always was the fun aspect of PC gaming ;-) 
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  • nroskonrosko Posts: 768
    Trinity
    Well i didn't like the beta & still sound like there is a lot of issues. It seems to be getting mixed reviews rather than bad ones. For me the game is a million miles away from being triple AAA standard. It looks pretty in screen shots & those above are making me want to give it another chance but i felt the game was generally lacklustre. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 11,540 Power Poster
    Sounds like it is best to wait a few months to give the Dev's a chance to salvage the situation. Based on the mixed reviews, there certainly does seem to be a product worth salvaging.
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  • JoeManji08JoeManji08 Posts: 123
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    I really enjoyed the game, but it could definitely use a bit more optimization.  Some scenes just have low framerates (meaning ASW on with a 1080ti even on low settings).  After messing around with graphics settings and finding consistent performance across settings based on the scene, I just left it in high graphics and dealt with the ASW when it kicked on.  I found it happened for about a third to a quarter of the game. 

    But it does have great graphics and fun gameplay.  I found myself stopping to look all around at the scenery at least once every area.
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