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New Life of Rome Trailer Looks at Dynamic Day/Night Cycle

It’s been a big week for indie developer Breakout Studio and its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Life of Rome. The developer first launched a brand new website for the massively multiplayer online roleplaying (MMORPG) experience, which was quickly followed up with a Steam Greenlight campaign. The former reveals a host of new information about the experience while the latter hopes to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full launch. Now a new video for Life of Rome has arrived.

This brief clip offers an in-game look at Life of Rome‘s dynamic day/night cycle, showcasing a few of the environments players can expect to find in the videogame’s 50km2 environment. It’s in this landscape that players will choose between with Roman or Barbarian factions and then proceed to live out life in ancient Rome, carrying out missions and forming their own agendas within factions. Players can even swap allegiances as well as ignore these factions altogether.

Life of Rome has a long development process ahead of it, although Breakout Studio does hope to launch an alpha for the title in 2015. The title is set to feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus will continue to follow Life of Rome, reporting back with any further updates on its development.