By Jason Fogerty (JFogerty)
Have you been following updates on the virtual reality cyberpunk MMORPG Zenith that is under development by Ramen VR? If so, you might recall how rapidly this game received overwhelming funding and support through Kickstarter. While it has been a while since we have had updates on this title, we have an exciting one for you today. The developer just announced that Zenith is on the way to PlayStation VR.
Project Creator Andy Tsen Announced That Zenith is On the Way to PlayStation VR
The news about Zenith coming to PlayStation VR turned up in the latest Kickstarter update of project creator Andy Tsen. In the same post, Tsen announced that the game will make its way to Oculus Quest. Additionally, he stated that we can expect 7 days of reveals beginning March 4th. Among them will be pre-order dates, the release date for the alpha, in-game content, and tiering. That is a lot to look forward to for those who are excited about this forthcoming game.
Not familiar with Zenith yet? The official Kickstarter description says, “Zenith is a VR MMO inspired by our favorite animes and JRPGs, where millions of people can play, socialize, and create their own unique experience together. Fight, craft, explore, and live in the first cross platform VR MMO.”
Andy Tsen also wrote a post for the PlayStation blog about the news. In that post, he provides details about the world the game takes place in. He also talks about combat, class customization, and freedom of movement.
Those who have been searching for a community-minded MMO where players forge strong relationships may also be interested in Zenith. Tsen, who married his in-game Final Fantasy 14 wife IRL later down the line, explains, “The social experience is especially important to us as developers because we believe that online games can empower people, and build relationships as strong as real life!”
This is welcome news in a world where many MMORPGs have become increasingly disconnected and impersonal. It sounds like Zenith is pushing the envelope by offering a futuristic experience, but also bringing MMO gaming back to its more socially-oriented roots.
It is well worth reading the entire post at the PlayStation blog in detail so you can find out what will make the Zenith experience unique. From the sound of things, this is a very ambitious project. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the announcements Tsen promised over the days ahead.
How Can You Follow Updates on the Zenith MMORPG?
Excited to play Zenith using PS VR or another VR system? You will definitely want to follow the news that is coming out about the game over the next week. You can keep up with what is going on with Zenith by following the updates over on the Kickstarter page for the project. Also, you can visit the official website of the game, which is brand new. If you want to keep up with content drops, you can join the official Discord server. On that server, you can meet others who have pledged support to Zenith and who you will eventually have the chance to play with when the game launches. Here at OnRPG, we also will keep you posted about what is new with Zenith and other forthcoming MMORPGs.
As of right now, the developer has yet to announce an official release date for Zenith, although pre-orders are now available. But the timeframe is supposed to be during 2021, and available platforms will include PlayStation VR, SteamVR, and Oculus. Given the stresses of the past year and the longing many gamers have for an escape, this fresh VR universe can’t arrive soon enough.