Here’s something new for fans of gaming with a headset: Zenith, a VR MMO in development right now from Ramen VR, aiming to provide players with a new VR online experience with a shared space. Those of you without headsets, however, can still pay attention as the game is apparently working to be the first cross-platform title of its sort, compatible with both VR headsets and normal desktop setups. The game is set in a Japanese-inspired fusion of cyberpunk and fantastical designs, built with SpatialOS and Unity and featuring more active combat along with systems designed to ease the pressure of real-time inputs.
“Inspired by anime and JRPG classics and reimagined as a dynamic living world with cross-play between VR platforms and PC, Zenith offers a futuristic universe in which players will fight, craft, explore, and live as they forge alliances and friendships in guilds and parties. In the game world, the city of Zenith has been sheltered from the mayhem unleashed by the crash of a massive starship. While the beasts and horrors brought by the spaceship have been brought under control, the seal imprisoning the God-King responsible for the chaos grows weaker every day—heroes are needed to venture forth to save Zenith from another calamity. Characters who take up this challenge can participate in epic raids and world events or go solo to become a powerful leader whose deeds will be forever immortalized.”
The game’s Kickstarter went live today with a $25,000 ask that it’s certain to hit, given that it’s nearly there already even as we type this.