Earlier today, a rumble started on the Steam forums with many gamers calling out Vertigo Games for locking down features of the game to Intel’s Core i7 CPUs.
Fortunately, Vertigo Games was quick enough and apologized for their mistake and have released an automatic update that would automatically update the game so the features would be accessible on other CPUs as well. While the lock down was temporary, they still recommend an i7 even after the unlock. Here’s their statement:
“Thank you for all your feedback on the game. We developed the game to be as immersive and engaging as we could. While we love to hear about the things that delight you, we also take to heart the things that we can do better. It’s clear from your feedback many of you are not happy with the previously undisclosed modes being available only on certain higher end PCs. You are most important to us, and we hear your comments. We are unlocking these modes immediately to all players, and we hope you enjoy them.
We have recommended and still recommend using the Core i7 in order to maintain a constant 90FPS with advanced physics. We also realize that these chips cost money. We created bonus content that was not advertised as a reward for those of you who took us up on our recommendation.
We wanted you to feel it was worth it, but we also wanted everybody to be able to play these modes eventually. These surprise game modes were meant to be a reward for those players with high-end VR systems who were looking for the most immersive experience possible.
You are most important to us, and we hear and appreciate your comments. We are unlocking these modes to all players immediately via an automatic update, and we hope you enjoy them.”