UK-based indie developer Breakout Studio remains hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible massively multiplayer role-playing (MMORPG) title, Life of Rome. Support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) was confirmed during the title’s reveal earlier in 2014. At the time this only concerned the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1). More recently Breakout Studio has confirmed that the experience now supports the device’s second development kit (DK2).
The developer recently confirmed as much in a new post on Twitter, stating: “After much testing, the Oculus DK2 is now fully implemented!” The Oculus Rift DK2 improves upon its predecessor with a 1080p OLED low latency display and positional tracking that allows players to physically move their own head around within a given experience.
Though early in development, Life of Rome is an ambitious project that will send players back to ancient Rome. Players will start out by choosing from either a Roman or Barbarian faction and then proceed to live out a virtual life across a 50km2 area that covers Rome itself as well as a number of surrounding villages and forts. The developer hopes that players will assemble their own groups within factions to create inter-faction conflictions and more.
Life of Rome is yet to receive a release date, though will be arriving on PC. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.
UPDATE: The images that originally featured in this article have been removed per request by the developer.