Orbus Online, the studio behind OrbusVR, says the game’s long-awaited ‘Reborn’ expansion is now set to launch sometime in April.
OrbusVR is a made-for-VR MMORPG that launched into Early Access on Steam (Vive, Rift) and the Oculus Store (Rift) in December 2017. As a VR-native, it’s essentially delivering VR headset owners a way to live out some of the classic MMORPG tropes such as multiplayer dungeon raids, world bosses, several combat classes, and missions across a large, open-world.
The game’s Reborn expansion, which was first teased in August with a Q1 2019 release target, takes place in the near future—20 years after the defeat of the Order, changing much in the land of Patraeyl.
Reborn is said to feature a host of new content including new classes, zones, activities, enemies, and improvements to overall functionality and look (more details below).
The studio says in a developer update that two more Reborn closed betas will arrive beforehand to further test and provide opportunity for user feedback.
Closed betas, which will be available to current owners of OrbusVR, are slated to take place February 22nd – 25th and March 25th – April 8th. To boot, expansion will be free to all existing owners of the base game, which costs $40.
All existing characters, equipment, and progression will be carried over from the current version of OrbusVR into Reborn when it launches.
The studio says a more definite launch window will arrive at the beginning of April.