Upcoming VR MMO Zenith Hits Kickstarter Goal, And The Funds Are Still Pouring In

Upcoming VR MMO Zenith Hits Kickstarter Goal, And The Funds Are Still Pouring In
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With the rise of virtual reality, it was only a matter of time before developers began experimenting with bring an MMO RPG experience to the various VR platforms that are currently available. After all, the idea of existing in a massive world through the magic of VR has appealed to gamers for a long time. It’s the reason why Ready Player One and Sword Art Online are so popular.

Ramen VR, the developers behind the upcoming VR MMO Zenith, are looking to bring that experience to gamers. The game is heavily inspired by anime and old-school JRPGs, featuring a massive world with a central city as its hub. The team has been working on the project for some time, but they recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help further development and release the game. The campaign was an instant success, achieving its modest goal of $25,000 in only four hours. As of this writing, the project has already raised over $100,000.

The story of Zenith is a familiar one. Centered around the massive city of Zenith, the world is under threat from an ancient God-King. The being was imprisoned long ago, but the seal that is holding him has started to weaken. It’s now up to the heroes of the world to search for a solution, or the world is doomed. As one of these heroes, you’ll develop your avatar through a variety of skills, allowing you to take on any class or role.

Zenith is promising a lot of the typical features you’d expect to find in an MMO; crafting, combat, exploration, and social interaction with millions of players, with an ever-evolving game world based on player interaction. The team is utilizing Spatial OS, an MMORPG platform that is designed to handle massive online experiences. By using the platform, Ramen VR is hoping to create a world full of beautiful visuals, varying environments, and exploration without loading screens.

It’s a bold and ambitious project for a small development team, and with the game already gaining a lot of interest, there is a lot of pressure on them to deliver. Based on the limited information available from the Kickstarter page, the game is still in a fairly rough state. Considering the amount that the development team is looking for, and an expect shipping date of August 2020, the team may be biting off more than they can chew. Of course, only time will tell.

If you are interested in backing the project, head on over to the game’s official Kickstarter page. There are still 40 days left until the campaign comes to a close.