VR MMO Zenith raises $10 million from investors, says ‘not much’ will change about development


We’ve been a little skeptical about the long-term prospects of Zenith, but the virtual reality MMORPG has a better chance today of making it than before, thanks to a $10 million infusion into its coffers.

Zenith developer Ramen VR announced that a round of fundraising from venture capitalists and Oculus resulted in the sizable chunk of change. So what’s the studio going to do with its fat wallet?┬áRamen said things will continue more or less as normal: “What does this actually change about the development of the game? Not much. Zenith remains our core focus and Lauren and I remain in full control of the studio. We’ll work hard to maintain the same culture, community, and dedication that has gotten Zenith to this point.”

The studio did bring on a new community manager to run outreach and the official Discord, and it announced that it’s hiring an animator and graphics programmer.

Readers will recall that Zenith originally raised a quarter of a million dollars from gamers through Kickstarter back in 2019. It has seen multiple delays in development in the last year and is currently in an early bird phase of alpha.

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