OrbusVR: Reborn, the MMORPG built for VR, now has a free-to-play demo that will let you dive into the open world game and play all the way up to level 10.
As far as we can tell, there’s really no negative side to the offer—outside of the fact that it currently isn’t available for Oculus Quest.
Although couched as a free ‘demo’ offered through Steam (Vive, Rift, Index), you’re still playing in the same world as other paying users, who have the ability to level their characters up to the max—level 30.
You can level up all eight of the game’s classes too, so technically you could possess eight different characters, all leveled individually up to level 10 without paying at all. Once you’ve reached level 10 on all eight classes, Orbus says their characters won’t gain any additional XP, halting in-game progress and keeping higher-level zones and activities realistically off-limits.
Besides that, the only other real caveat is the inability to use the Auction House and trade with other players, a measure put in place to avoid abuse of the system.
What’s more, if you decide to buy the game on either Steam or the Oculus Store, you can pick up progress right where you left off.
OrbusVR recently launched out of Early Access with its ‘Reborn’ update, and while the game has come a long way since it first came to Steam in late 2017, this may help players decide if the game has enough meat on the bone to justify the $40 MSRP. At the time of this writing, the game is admittedly on sale for a 30% discount, putting it at $28.
Check out our most recent hands-on with OrbusVR: Reborn to learn a bit more about what makes this VRMMO tick.