Few developers are yet to combine virtual reality (VR) with the real time strategy (RTS) genre. While the team behind The Universim has teased the possible inclusion of the Oculus Rift headset, Agincourt Gaming, the developers of the newly-announced Kingdoms Age, are committing to the platform from the start. The title, announced earlier this month, with come will full support for the device on PC, Mac and Linux when it launches. An announcement trailer can be seen below.
Kingdoms Age is a massively multiplayer online real time strategy (MMORTS) title. While the experience will feature its own single-player campaign, one of its main draws is an extensive online world that sees players battling for territory in a persistent world. It boasts a fantasy setting, with multiple races including humans, dwarves, elves orcs and more all forming armies and waging war.
The title’s online world mode initially casts players as young generals that command their own units. Players can either take a neutral stance among the many large kingdoms fighting for control or sign up under one of those kingdom’s banners. In time experienced players will be able to start their own kingdoms with the help of other players and start fighting for control of their own land.
As seen in the trailer, a range of different units will be at player’s command, including powerful hero units with unique sets of skills. Units can also be customised with their own armor, weapons, magical scrolls and much more. The title’s weather effects will even have an influence on battles, with rain slowing units down and reducing accuracy. Agincourt Gaming also reasoned that the title would not be a ‘pay to win’ affair, with most microtransactions concerning different skins and banners, for example.
It’s not yet clear when Kingdoms Age might launch, though the developer has confirmed that development is currently in the pre-alpha stage. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, bringing you all the latest.