When it comes to MMORPGs, VR games are still in their earlier stages of realization but with several coming or in development, it’s time to see what VR can do for the genre. A new project called Freeland VR has just completed its initial Kickstarter campaign with a successful fundraising effort and the team is looking at launching an alpha soon. The game will be playable via VR but also completely enjoyable without a VR headset, setting this one apart from some other new titles, like Zenith: The Last City.
Freeland has been in development for two years and according to its lore, the Valiants overcame Darkness when they sealed the galaxy from the dark lord Ventax and his followers. The galaxy was renamed Freeland and all were welcome to enjoy the impact of this important victory for centuries. "Ventax is trapped in a prison of nothingness, the void of Deep Space, that dark abyss residing below our own plane of existence” and well, he's not just going to sit there and take it. He has been reaching through above to the Freelanders and beginning to corrupt some of their minds.
As for what players will be able to do, they will be able to build buildings, load up presets, create public and private events and complete the main quests and side quests all over the planet. The team says these will be more story driven quests in addition to having other things to do, guild support, PvP arenas, and other elements like racing, which includes cars , boats, air, and space. There will be PVE content as well with world enemies, quests, dungeons, and bosses.
Developers intend to support all major VR headsets like Meta Quest 2, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and HTC Vive, But unlike a VR project like Zenith: The Last City, this game will have PC support and will be fully enjoyable without a VR headset.
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