OrbusVR is a new VRMMO successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter. This official Kickstarter page can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rileydutton/orbusvr-virtual-reality-mmorpg
A virtual world designed from the ground up to be an immersive, MMO experience for a room scale VR System. This game will most likely be developed with the Vive in mind as the “room scale” is indicated. However, with the advancements of the Rift it should be possible for that as well.
So far the game-play is limited to the video you should see above, there isn’t much to go off of other than that. They do have some small things listed on their website, but for the most part it seems to be your average MMO. Classes are called disciples vs. the generic class name. These range from RuneMage (Magic Wielder), Ranger (Bow and Arrows), Musketeer (Gunner), and of course the Warrior (Sword/Shield Wielder). There are also sub disciples you can chose from, these include: Alchemy, Fishing, and Artificing (Repairing weapons, and upgrading them). This is something I really enjoy in most MMOs as it allows the ability to do stuff other than the normal combat in games. Especially in a VR game I can only hope that it’d be a blast to be able to repair swords, fish, etc.
“It’s dangerous to go alone” There’s a section on their website that indicated the monsters will be quite hard to defeat on your own, and it’s encouraged to find other people to go on your adventure with. I love this idea as the classic hack n’ slash games that make you seem over powered tend to get old for me. This also helps to bond the community, increase the need for guilds, etc. With the need to group up to go out into the basic wild you can only think that dungeons, raids, etc. will be extremely difficult and will require a whole raiding party to act with precision.
All in all this game looks really good, and it’s something to definitely keep and eye out. We will be keeping you all updated as we get updates for the game ourselves! Feel free to check out their website: https://orbusvr.com/