It’s been a busy time for indie developer Breakout Studio. Last week saw the team reveal a new trailer for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible massively mutliplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), Life of Rome. The trailer arrived ahead of a launch of a new website for the videogame. Now that the site has gone live the developer has also launched a Steam Greenlight campaign, hoping to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release.
Life of Rome is both a first and third person experience that takes players back to ancient Rome. Players start out by picking a from either the Roman or Barbarian factions, although won’t necessarily be tied to this allegiance throughout the entire experience. From there, factions will set out to achieve their own political, economic and military goals with Breakout Studio hoping to spark inter-faction rivalries and more.
Elsewhere, Life of Rome offers real-time combat that the developer is aiming to make ‘as organic as possible’. Crafting will also feature as will a dynamic weather system. The title will stretch across an area roughly 50km2 in size, featuring a historically accurate Rome and more. Of course, this can all be explored using the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), which is fully supported with Life of Rome.
Breakout Studio hopes to launch an alpha version of Life of Rome in 2015 on PC. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.