Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile Producer Yoshinori Yamagishi Joins VR Company to Produce a VR MMORPG

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We’ve learned (via 4Gamer) former Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile producer Yoshinori Yamagishi has already got a new gig with a promising new game to oversee.

Yamagishi left Square Enix after working for the company for over 20 years, and now he’s overseeing the above virtual reality MMORPG as the manager on the project. He’s reportedly involved with other VR titles, as he deeply believes in the potential for the genre moving forward.

While Yamagishi has traditionally only worked on console games that haven’t really changed up the formula that much, he promised to use all of his knowledge to make the best VR MMORPG.

Monobit’s official website has a lot of documentation of what they’re focusing on in the VR realm, with the above image shown under breaking news. Perhaps this is the VR title he’s working on?

We’ll keep you guys posted.

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  • Uncle Ocelot

    Are there even enough people with VR headsets to support an MMO?

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    The SAO age is coming

  • Mr0303

    A VR MMO is an interesting idea, but I game to avoid people.

  • Izzy Lichi

    considering the overwhelmingly positive sales of the ps4 VR headsets at least, its possible

  • buddyluv324

    Sounds interesting, though im wondering how they’ll limit the motion sickness when trying to move your character in a VR game.

  • This is usually what gets people – physical locomotion tends to just screw with peoples’ depth perception and their equilibrium.

  • Fenrir007

    Let the Waifu Wars begin.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    See while I was curious about the VR headsets, I didn’t think it was worth it yet. If this MMO is good, I would consider buying one.

  • Jack Thompson

    Does that include the latest Star Ocean? Because it had some glaring design flaws.

  • edge

    No star ocean 5 had a different producer I believe, if this is the same guy I read about a few days ago.

  • Arngrim

    Supposedly there is 2 million vr headsets (can’t remember which type, but im gonna assume it was for PC at least) in consumers hands already, which should be more than enough, considering there is regular mmo’s out there still up with less than 100k players in em.

  • Arngrim

    And without that movement, im not even sure i want VR in its current state. Most VR games ive seen, seems to be really boring unless you sit in a space ship or something, which is the only reason i’d get one, to play Elite Dangerous or similiar games.

  • Jack Thompson

    Good, I have high hopes for this then.

  • People need to be trained to focus in the distance while moving.

  • XeXeeD Hunter

    OMG!!! That’s mean SAO WILL COME IN REAL LIFE!!! I am so excited ( ik there is still so much of time)