First Ever Virtual Reality MMO, Wizard Online, Due Out This Year

Made specifically for the HTC Vive (Steam VR) and Oculus Rift, Wizard Online is, unlike the plain name would suggest, a very impressive-looking title.

Made with Unreal Engine 4 and supporting Directx 12 (If it can beat Final Fantasy XV to market, it’ll be the first game to do so), Wizard Online looks like a darkly-colored Harry Potter meets World of Warcraft, with a fair amount of hand gesturing thrown in for good measure.

Wielding a spell-casting staff in one hand and a sword in the other, your character is said to have a very “Gandalf” style of fighting, which would be nice to see if they can make it work in an online environment where everyone is powergaming. Also worth mentioning is that you can defeat, capture, and train dragons to become your mounts.

It’s also said the game will be very dark, with Satan and Baphomet, as well as other ancient deities, running around the game world looking for players. Defeating one of these upper-level demons earns you a “satanic mount”, which sounds like something out of an episode of metalocalypse.

Though built for Virtual reality devices, the game can still be played without them and will eventually see an Xbox One and PS4 console release. Until the first in-game trailer is released in 10 days, you’ll have to settle for images found on the developer’s Facebook as well as their official homepage.

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Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Ninjagai
    January 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I’m not sure if FFXV was made with the Unreal 4 engine. I thought that was done in their own Luminous engine.

  2. Immahnoob
    January 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm



  3. Psyramics
    January 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    The comparison to FFXV was in regards to DirectX 12 support, not the use of Unreal Engine 4.

  4. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    No thanks. And very creative by using real world demons instead of making your own lore.

  5. Tubsiwub
    January 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Yeah, because the 2013 Wizardry Online MMO was such an amazing game we just HAD to have another from the same people.

  6. No_Good_Names_Ever
    January 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    One step closer to having that trapped in an MMO experience all the kids love.

  7. No_Good_Names_Ever
    January 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    They probably would if they hadn’t sunk so much time and money into it.

  8. scemar
    January 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    This sounds so silly but why do I want to play it so damn much
    Rich people please start buying VR kits more so the price starts going down and the regular folks can afford them too

  9. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    January 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm


  10. Nin
    January 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    >doesn’t attach to your spine
    Not quite .hack era yet.

  11. Ceratisa
    January 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Defeat them in waaaan punch