In a surprise announcement yesterday, Orbus Online, the development team behind OrbusVR: Reborn, revealed that the game is getting a free trial demo version. This move isn’t unusual in the MMO scene as the price and time commitment is often daunting, so being able to dip your toe into the world and see if you like it first makes a lot of sense. However, it’s a bit shocking how generous the free trial actually is.
Instead of just letting you test out the mechanics or level up a tiny bit before asking you to pay, the free trial lets you get all the way to level 10 on all eight classes. That’s halfway to the level cap and covers several hours of content. Demo users also cannot trade or use the Auction House, but those seem to be the only real limitations.
OrbusVR: Reborn is a ground-up overhaul of the original OrbusVR that adds a ton of new content and improves everything about the base game. It’s now the only version out there and is cross-play between all platforms for a true, seamless VR MMO experience.
The demo is only available on Steam right now (sorry Quest users) but if you buy it on Oculus Home after trying the Steam demo, your account and all progress will still carry over:
After playing the demo, the full game can be purchased, and you can pick right back up where you left off to continue your journey toward max level. Note that the demo is on the Steam store but works with SteamVR (including Vive and Index) and Oculus Rift headsets. If you choose to purchase on the Oculus store after trying the demo, you can still continue from where you left off.
You can download the demo and give it a whirl already right now over on the OrbusVR: Reborn Steam page. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!