Back at the beginning of April – which incidentally seems like a thousand years ago now, but nope – we learned about a brand-new sandbox MMORPG dropping on Kickstarter called Oath. And if you thought it was a longshot, especially since few MMOs have funded thus far in 2019, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s passed its funding goal with 10 days left to goal, having currently raised $44K of its $35K ask, the “lowest possible amount” needed to get the game to beta.
“We are so grateful that you are as passionate as we are,” the devs at ReadyUp Studios write in their Kickstarter update. “We want nothing more than to create a fun and fair MMO, free of [corporate] greed and unfairness. We truly could not have done this without you. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are going to keep you guys involved every step of the way. We have a lot planned, but we have a lot of work to do to get it all presented to you guys.”
As we noted in our original piece, Oath is a cutesy action combat sandbox built with Unreal Engine 4 and SpatialOS, with a smattering of classes, dungeons, raids, crafting, and PvP modes, plus a heavy focus on grouping and group-based content.