One of the reasons why we have been keeping an eye on the virtual reality trend this past year is for its possible implications in the MMORPG genre. Could we someday be donning a headset to go out adventuring in our favorite worlds?
An upcoming title, Becoming Preta, indicates that this future might be in the cards. What looks like a generic hack-and-slash action MMO is revealed to be a lot more interesting when you discover that its team is developing it as a cross-platform title that includes PC, console, mobile — and VR.
While we don’t know what virtual reality devices Becoming Preta will use, co-op play has been confirmed, along with a summer release. This game’s been in development for a while as just Preta, although work on it halted for a while before Nexon formed a new studio, Illion, to handle its final stretch.
“ILLION inc. is a startup established by a group of devs from Nexon and whatnot,” reads the official site. “We are kind of guys who don’t have life except playing video games but were stunned by the fact that how much F2P RPGs sucked nowadays. So we decided to set things straight and began creating our first title Becoming Preta, probably the first F2P VR MORPG that will kick ass!”
You can get a hint of Becoming Preta’s VR mode below.