We’re happy to announce the release of the Playfire client, codenamed Project Vulcan, to ALL users as part of an exciting open beta. The current version tracks Xbox 360 games and activity and we’ll be adding PlayStation and Steam tracking shortly.
Project Vulcan GREATLY improves game tracking speed and reliability over the web service.
A big thanks to the moderators and alpha testers who have helped get the client ready for launch. We’ve already gone through 12 versions since the first prototype, and we're going to go through lots more to produce an awesome client. To achieve that, we'd love users to get in touch and share their thoughts about Project Vulcan - give it a try, and let us know what you think on the feedback thread, here.
We’ve released the beta as early as possible to give everyone the chance to try it out, but keep in mind there’s still lots of work to do, and we need the help of the community to make sure Project Vulcan becomes the best way to track your gaming activity online.
We’ll be updating the client regularly through the beta period and beyond, and all major updates will be listed on the blog. We’ll also be taking on all user feedback as we go, adding minor features and UI tweaks along the way, and we welcome feedback and experiences from users on the feedback forum.
We’ve also launched a brand new support area today to help us work out problems and issues people encounter during beta, making it easier for us to work out what’s wrong and how to fix it. If you have any technical issues running the client, check the support area out and create a ticket describing your problem. We’ll be using these reports directly to update and improve the client on a regular basis.
Currently, Project Vulcan works on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Vista machines. An OSX version may be available in the future.
Please note it may bring up anti-virus checks on some programs during beta, do not be alarmed!