After months of hard work, we're thrilled to share the latest updates on our game with you in this blog post.
The most exciting news is that we've launched a beta server for testing the 3DXChat 3.0 Beta before implementing any changes to the main version. If you can't wait to try out the updated client, you can access it now by following this link: Join 3DXChat 3.0 Beta.
Let's dive into the details:
We've prioritized enhancing the game's stability based on player feedback. To achieve this, we've taken a two-stage approach:
- Stage 1 - Upgraded the game engine to Unity 2021 latest version.
- Stage 2 - Addressed bugs in the game code.
Game Engine Update
3DXChat has successfully completed the first stage of porting the game to the new Unity 2021 engine, replacing the old 2018 version, and we are currently in the second stage of fixing bugs. This update grants us access to a wealth of technical improvements implemented by the engine development team. You can find a more comprehensive list of changes on the official Unity website.
It's important to note that most of the significant changes have been made behind the scenes and may not be immediately visible to players. Nevertheless, we believe it's crucial to deliver the game using the latest technology. We chose Unity 2021 as it's the version recommended by Unity itself for stability and suitability in ongoing projects. The newer versions, such as Unity 2022 and above, are currently considered unstable and recommended for research purposes only.
With the new engine in place, we'll be able to utilize all the features it offers. This upgrade brings numerous bug fixes and engine optimizations, resulting in a more stable client for players to enjoy while we continue addressing remaining issues.
Our upcoming plans involve further improving stability by continuing the bug fixing phase, alongside developing new content such as clothing and animations.
During the engine porting process, some systems encountered issues. However, we're happy to report that we've fixed them all, and in some cases, completely redesigned them. For instance, we revamped the beer drinking system, enhancing it by adding new types of drinks and food. As you consume these items, you'll notice the liquid level in the bottle dropping and bits of food disappearing from your plate. We've also introduced the ability to throw the bottle out of your character's hand, adding more realism to the experience.
But our efforts didn't stop at the engine upgrade. We've also included several new features and content for you to enjoy.
Open Your Own Shop
You now have the option to build your own store or place items anywhere in your location for other players to purchase. When items sell in your store, you'll receive 90% of the XGold earned. Grateful visitors can support your business by buying food and drink. Moreover, many of these items come with fun special effects. For example, vapes can emit colorful vapor, creating a smoke screen.
Share XGold Between Users
You can now gift XGold to other players or use it as payment for services. These features expand the game mechanics and offer fantastic role-playing opportunities.
Record Your Parties Like a Pro
We've added an optional camera mode for video recording (accessible via the F8 hotkey). This mode enables you to capture smooth, seamless fly-throughs or set the camera to behave like a quadcopter. Additionally, you can now control the default camera using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
We also have new in-game content for you, including:
- Food and drinks objects for World Editor
- Clothes (remastering old clothes + material system and brand new items)
- Tattoos (6 new hand-drawn tattoos)
- Sexual Positions (Not available in the beta client! Because they are in closed testing. You will get them in the release on the main server after the beta ends)