OrbusVR, the virtual reality MMORPG, is getting plenty of new content this year, as the studio not only released a continuation of the game’s ‘Explorer’s League’ questline early this year, but also the first of a series of paid DLC ‘Mini Story Packs’ that promise to bring 10 -15 hours of additional content to the game. Now the first of those paid Mini Story Packs is here.
Update (April 30th, 2020): Orbus Online has now released its first Mini Story Pack, called ‘Secrets of Mugwood’. Priced at $10, the studio says in a blog post that the decision to offer its Mini Story Packs as in-app purchases rather than release on Oculus or Steam storefronts was to better tie the content to your account, and not the store platform itself.
The Secrets of Mugwood appears to feature a new device that miniaturizes the player, offering a literal ‘Mini Story’ adventure that only those with the ‘micronizer’ can access. Check out the new promo video below.
Original Article (January 31st, 2020): Introduced last year, The Explorer’s League questline is getting its second phase starting February 10th, which is said to provide around 5-10 hours of new content and include rewards such as a Transmog chest piece, new dyes, achievements, and buildings upon completion of the storyline.
In light of the studio’s decision to make the game free-to-play up until level 10 on PC, it appears OrbusVR is looking towards paid DLC quests to keep players coming back for fresh content. The first paid Mini Story Pack is said to arrive Q2 2020, and will be priced at $10 (see update). The studio says it will include “all-new zones to explore, quest lines and NPCs, allowing you to experience Patreayl like you’ve never seen it before.”
Here’s how Orbus Online describes it:
While the effects of Essence radiation are clearly visible throughout the land, no one has ever explored their effects on the micro ecosystems of Patreayl. Using the newly developed “micronizer” tool, shrink down and discover a miniature world teeming with life—as well as a few secret cities.
Meet the residents of a mushroom village, clamber up discarded barrels in a field, and find your way through a maze of underground tunnels.
This first Mini Story Pack will introduce around 10-15 hours of new gameplay. You will find new monsters, gear sets, a new mount, pet, house decor and achievements. Each new zone will be laden with hidden areas and secret passages—discovery of which will be aided with the addition of a new climbing mechanic!
Orbus says more information of its first Mini Story Pack will arrive in the coming months, so stay tuned to the studio’s blog for the latest.