The original PlayStation VR had an excellent run, considering it lasted over 6 years before being replaced by PSVR 2. The same can’t be said for the original Oculus Quest, with a successor arriving only 18 months later. Either way, Zenith: The Last City will end support for both headsets with the release of the 1.3 Skyward Summit patch.
Developer Ramen VR revealed that support had to end for both headsets as they were “hindering our development of the patch”. This means once the patch arrives, the new features and improvements will not be available for PSVR or Quest 1. However, continued access to the title will be very different for each device going forward.
For PSVR owners, Zenith will remain on Minor 1.2.2 patch with their own dedicated shards. “We have tried hard to make 1.3 work with the PS Move controllers but unfortunately, it’s just not possible,” said Ramen VR in a statement. Unfortunately for original Quest owners, Zenith will not be playable after 15th September 2023. The studio highlights the fact that: “Currently, maintaining support for Quest 1 is impacting the quality and stability for Quest 2 (~98% of our Quest users have Quest 2 headsets)”.
Zenith: The Last City Skyward Summit
As for the Skyward Summit patch itself, it’s slated for a Q2 2023 release. It’ll include new features and improvements, focused mainly on player versus player (PvP) combat. Previously players were only able to team up and defeat enemies. With PvP, they will now have the opportunity to go one-on-one or battle in team duels.
The 1.3 patch will also introduce the Cyber Ninja class, providing new playstyles and strategies. Additionally, player housing as well as resource harvesting and crafting will arrive.
“We are committed to delivering the best possible experience to all of our players and we are confident that this decision will ultimately lead to a more stable, seamless, and enjoyable experience for all users moving forward, Ramen VR adds.”
Zenith: The Last City was part of the PlayStation VR 2 launch games selection. It offered a free upgrade for existing owners.
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