VR already has untold numbers of wave shooters, endless runners, and other genres, but we don’t have many — if any — true massively multiplayer role-playing games (MMORPGs). Age of Heroes VR wants to be one of the first.
Announced this week, this new title from Chinese studio Omnigames hopes to be the World of Warcraft of the VR world, offering fantasy combat for you and y our friends. We thought the developer’s name sounded familiar and, sure enough, it’s one of the developers to receive support through HTC’s Vive X accelerator program.
Though it was officially revealed only today, Age of Heroes VR actually passed a Steam Greenlight campaign back at the beginning of the year. You’ll choose between three different classes, including magic-wielding Mages and Warlocks and the Archer, with more types currently in development. We’d be eager to see if any melee classes are on the way.
It’s easy to pass all of this off as a project that will never really come to fruition, but the trailer above makes Age of Heroes look already surprisingly accomplished. Though it leaves a little to be desired in the visuals department comparatively, there seems to be a working combat system in place and a variety of monsters. You can also expect character progression and loot systems, raid events, and even full-body avatars, though it’s not yet clear if this is with the Vive Tracker or not.
Age of Heroes VR is set to arrive on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first, with a PlayStation VR (PSVR) version coming later. The game will feature cross-platform play across all three headsets.
Omnigames is planning a closed beta for the title, allowing players to sign up for a chance to get involved. Presumably that will be hosted over on its official website.
The developer is no stranger to the world of VR; last year it released an adventure game named Picturesque, which apparently won awards at the ‘VR Content Contest’. Hopefully it’s a sign that there’s good things to come from this developer.