Following a successful $10M Series A round and the largest pre-launch VR Discord Community ever built, Ramen VR is poised to release the largest online gaming world to ever hit virtual reality, VR MMO Zenith: The Last City.
Ramen VR – a series A studio focused on VR metaverse games revealed its launch plans with a 3-minute gameplay trailer today. Zenith is touted as “a genre-defining VR game that challenges countless players to explore a gorgeous, anime-inspired, massively multiplayer online world. Its incredible potential stems from its multifaceted gameplay which artfully marries deep and satisfying RPG mechanics, expansive open-world exploration, thrilling action-adventure combat, and social systems like parties, friends, and guilds.“
The studio was also excited to highlight the massive 60,000 person Discord, believed to be the largest pre-launch VR community ever built. The company is proud of its unique community-driven design mantra, “Do Right By The Player”, with many of the game’s design decisions being influenced by their closed beta playtests. The startup recently ran a successful Beta, with thousands of players spending an average of 2 hours a day immersed in the virtual world. The company has greatly improved performance, stability, and balance, and is set to release the next closed beta tomorrow, January 13th.
What could make Zenith special is its massive scope combined with cross-platform interoperability – CTO Lauren Frazier remarked that “Players will be taken from gritty cyberpunk cities to verdant plains and barren but gorgeous deserts, and they’ll be able to play with countless other players across all major VR platforms.”
While Zenith promises to deliver over 100 hours of content at launch, CEO Andy Tsen thinks of launch as the first step. “We built Ramen VR to work exclusively on Zenith, and while it’s already a massive game, we have an incredible roadmap for 2022 and onwards. We’d like to thank the community, our partners, and our investors for believing in our vision.”
Having raised a successful $10M funding round, the company has doubled in size over the past year, with a passionate team of 18 game developers driven by the desire to build a groundbreaking online world.
Zenith is a Cross-Platform Open World VR MMO coming to the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and Steam. It is a non-subscription, ever-expanding, live service MMO designed from the ground up for VR. The massive world of Zenith crawls day and night with monsters and creatures that have been empowered by a dark and mysterious god — but glory and treasures await those brave enough to unveil Zenith’s mysteries.
Zenith promises action-packed combat that fully utilizes VR’s strengths as you take on monsters that know how to dodge your blows and respond with ferocity. Forge alliances in guilds among a massive community, join together in epic raids and world events, and blaze a path to become the most powerful Agent Zenith has ever known.
- Explore an ever-expanding, massive open world through flying, climbing, ziplining, and even swimming!
- Discover a deep combat system that takes both time and practice to master — shoot, swing, and cast your way to glory.
- Synthesize powerful items using the spoils of battle and enhance them to become a legendary Agent.
- Discover the joy of cooking — learn delicious recipes, gather ingredients, and share them with your friends.
- Play together — conquer Zenith’s greatest challenges, including epic boss battles, public events and dungeons with hundreds of players on a single server.
As always, we’ll have a full review ready for you at launch! If you’re itching for an MMO to keep you going in the meantime, you can try out Orbus VR: Reborn!