In April, NetEase and developer Shuige launch the first Alpha testing phase for the VR online RPG Nostos for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on Steam. The open-world game combines JRPG-style anime elements with chic environments in its graphic style, evoking associations with titles such as Zelda and Sword Art Online. Registration for participation is now open.

Nostos – First alpha phase of open-world VR RPG kicks off in April for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR glasses on Steam

Experience open-world RPG’s in VR, a dream of many MMOPRG veterans dedicated to the new VR technology. Successful serialization such as Sword Art Online makes it possible and lets us dream about the possibilities: Put on the VR glasses and lose yourself in a gigantic, immersive world full of tasks and exploration opportunities to become the next great hero together with other players. Of course you should not miss the motivating looting and leveling.

So far, no VR titles have been able to meet these requirements, although upcoming games, such as Orbus VR: Reborn, are trying to fill the open space. With Nostos for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR glasses is now a potential genre representative in the starting blocks, which looks not only visually appealing, but also promises some interesting gameplay mechanics.

So the VR online RPG puts a Zelda-like anime style into an end-time fantasy setting and promises an open game world with sandbox elements, guild system and much more. Meteorological weather effects, day-night changes and a realistic combat system should round off the package in addition. Thanks to SpatialOS also a huge game world is created, which acts almost endlessly on the players. To provide for a larger player base, in addition to the VR version Crossplay with PC players is possible.

From mid-April, the first alpha phase of the promising VR game for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on Steam. Registrations are now open on the official website.

Nostos: First test phase of open-world VR RPG starts in April

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