Ilysia, the upcoming VR MMORPG, targets an early access launch this month.
Developed by Team 21, Ilysia first appeared three years ago after a successful Kickstarter campaign, promising open world exploration and adventure across the titular world as you explore hidden ruins and dungeons. Following recent beta tests, Ilysia will receive new zones, races and tutorials, brand new starting areas and "tons of bug fixes." On Discord, Team21 confirmed the early release will reach Quest and Steam.
While Ilysia calls itself "the first true MMORPG built for VR" on its Steam page, OrbusVR: Reborn and Zenith: The Last City means this isn't the first MMO we have seen in this space. During our Ilysia interview last year, Team 21 touched upon the Zenith comparisons, telling us "we’ve always seen Zenith as Final Fantasy 14 to our World of Warcraft.”
Ilysia targets an early access release this month on the Meta Quest platform and SteamVR. Team 21 tells UploadVR that Quest 1 and PSVR plans have been dropped since "both are no longer supported by the manufacturers," but a Quest 3 update is planned and it expects Ilysia to launch on PSVR 2 at full release.
This article, originally published on October 3, was updated on Oct. 4, 2023 to reflect Team 21's response about which platforms Ilysia is releasing on.