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Subverse developers hint at futanari porn and VR content in Kickstarter update

Studio FOW promises 'more experimental features' down the road.

Apr 2, 2021, 11:20 am*

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Ana Valens

Despite sci-fi porn parody Subverse’s immensely popular launch on Steam, fans felt the adult video game’s early access launch lacked immersive and interactive content. Developer Studio FOW has since responded to the feedback in a Kickstarter update, promising futanari pairings “fringe kink content,” and more player interactivity in future Subverse chapters.

In Studio FOW’s first post-launch update, studio founder and creative director DC acknowledged initial disappointment with the game’s sex scenes, which the Daily Dot called “fun to watch,” but “surprisingly underwhelming” in its review. Studio FOW’s initial objective was to present a smooth and stable gameplay experience in Subverse’s sex scene segment Pandora before “enabling the more experimental features later down the line,” DC explained.

DC specified that Subverse will have “a LOT more scenes” added, including futanari and fetish material.

“Believe me, there was a reason we went with the realtime system and we will make full use of it as we expand our capabilities,” DC wrote. “We’ve got a lot more rounds in the chamber, don’t worry.”

An animated teaser added in the Kickstarter update also includes Demi, Subverse’s voluptuous robot android, reacting to an HTC Vive controller patting her head. The implication is obvious: VR porn may be coming to Subverse.

In a Kickstarter FAQ post from April 2019, Studio FOW said VR content “is not something we’re looking into right this moment, but it might be something we try far, far down the line.”

In upcoming updates, Studio FOW promises to expand on player interactions with female characters. Future releases will implement Devotion Quests, a dedicated side storyline that blends “thrills, romance and sex into one satisfying package,” complete with a short cinematic adult cutscene.

DC also acknowledged fan interest in modding and promises the team will “be looking into this over the next month.” For now, however, Studio FOW’s main focus lies with hiring more animators and developers while fixing the game’s bugs.

“You’ve made your voices clear on how you want Subverse to be the leader in the adult scene, and I am completely on board with that,” DC wrote. “We’ll be using the funds for recruitment and expanding our team first and [foremost], making sure that the dev team is in a position to deliver the remaining chapters and module upgrades in a timely fashion.”

While Subverse fans generally expressed disappointment with the game’s adult content on release, Studio FOW’s update has seemingly raised morale. Redditors on r/Subverse felt Studio FOW took fans’ grievances to heart and were posed to improve the game.

“Without circlejerking too hard, I will say that addressing right off the bat feedback from PANDORA and various other ludo-sexual-narrative (lewd-o-narrative I guess) disconnects is one of the reasons why I comfortably backed this project in the first place,” one fan wrote. “I do trust StudioFOW to deliver a quality product with attention to detail, and look forward to future game updates.”

The Daily Dot reached out to Studio FOW for comment.


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*First Published: Apr 2, 2021, 11:19 am