Thumper is launching later today at 3PM PST on PS4 (North America) and Steam! We wanted to surprise and reward gamers who have been waiting years for the game to come out with the chance to play a bit sooner! Here's the release trailer:
Thumper won’t support HTC Vive or Oculus Rift at launch, but support will be added before the end of the year via a free Steam update.
We’ve spent years creating Thumper and releasing the game simultaneously on PS4, PSVR, and Windows PC has been the hardest and most satisfying work we’ve ever done. We’re a two person team and we take a handcrafted approach to making games. We hope Thumper reflects that. Supporting multiple platforms -- especially brand new ones like VR -- is a challenging and painstaking process to get it right. We’ve always wanted to launch the game with support for all major VR platforms, but we just didn’t have the bandwidth until recently.
The good news is we’ve already started PC VR development and it will be available before 2017. As soon as we’re certain, we’ll announce a release date and more details.
We’ve always wanted Thumper to be an intense, overwhelming experience -- not a “VR game” specifically. We think Thumper is amazing in VR, but the “best way to play” is really a matter of personal preference. So for now, PC gamers can play the entire game in glorious traditional HD. And rest assured we are hard at work on VR support!