VR MMO MetaWorld plans summer early access launch, seeks financial support

    
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Hoping to see a full-fledged MMORPG with virtual reality take off in your lifetime? We may be witnessing the start of one with MetaWorld, even if it does look a little like Nintendo Wii avatars got guns and went fishing in cyberspace.

MetaWorld uses SpatialOS for its engine and is aiming for an August early access launch on Steam. Currently, the team is drumming up financial support for the project through Indiegogo. A soft target goal of $50,000 is posted, although because this is Indiegogo, whatever the team raises, the team keeps.

According to the description, MetaWorld “invites you explore a persistent 10,000 square mile, massively scaled open world together. Discover endless activities and adventure, inside a real-time physics simulation allowing thousands of visitors to participate simultaneously online.”

So it’s more of a large social sandbox with an emphasis on persistence than a solely combat-centric DIKU-clone, but that doesn’t automatically disqualify it from our interest. Some of the activities in the game include go-kart racing, hunting, basketball, and SCUBA diving.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m intrigued that they aren’t using Unity. If the game devs read this I’d love to hear their comments on why.

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Vellik

The models may not be the best, but with the way people are, I can see one thing inevitably happening anyway: ERP goes to a whole new level.

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silverlock

I don’t think its a good sign that the first thing I though when seeing those avatars was “kill it with fire”.

I’m not expecting photo realistic or even close, but those things are just plain creepy.

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Utakata

I am more of a position of “wake my pigtails up when I see full realized worlds of TERA and B&S I can see via an over-the counter-pair of cheap looking sunglasses.” Till then, ho-hum…best of luck with the project, but those avatars need real work though.

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Melissa McDonald

Mark Zuckerberg says that’s coming before we know it (years though). He showed off what appear to be an ordinary pair of eyeglasses and said that will replace our smartphone and it will serve up mixed reality images.
Humanity will be going cyborg basically by the time we are done on this earth.

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Utakata

Remember to set the alarm for each pigtail when that happens then. <3

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Melissa McDonald

I’ll back this. This is what’s next. This is what needs development. VR MMOs. Project Sansar may end up being the true creative platform for VR, but I like what I see here and I want things like this to succeed, and thus be copied, and improved upon.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Robert Mann

Schlag, putting a whole new meaning behind somebody yelling “Duck!” in an MMO.

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MesaSage

We’re at that point on the dotcom bubble where the question “why” rarely gets asked.

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Robert Mann

Those, for all that it is sad to say, are… far more detailed than the teardrops with a head that are Wii avatars.

Probably too ‘modern life’ for my interest, but hopefully cool for somebody!

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Armsbend

Thanks for the morning laugh guys!