With Ready Player One’s debut trailer releasing last week at Comic Con and World of Warcraft getting fan-made environments that are explorable in VR, the concept of a VR MMO is top of mind for a lot of people. But the reality of the matter is that we’re a long ways away from something truly on the same level of Sword Art Online, .hack, The OASIS, or anything else like that. In the meantime, we’ve got games like Orbus VR.
As a made-for-VR MMORPG, Orbus VR is extremely ambitious. The game’s creators have been working on it diligently for a while now and recently ran a successful Kickstarter that gained them additional funding. Now, after completing Closed Alpha testing, Ad Alternum is opening Orbus VR up to a limited Open Alpha test this weekend.
Starting tomorrow, July 28th, at 12PM CT, and running for 60 hours, Orbus VR will be playable in a totally free Open Alpha state. “We’ve had tremendous participation and enthusiasm from the VR community during our Closed Alpha testing period, and we’ve made some great strides in adding new features and improvements to the game,” said Riley Dutton, Lead Developer on Orbus VR, in a prepared statement. “We’ve been hard at work getting things ready for everyone who’s interested in the game to check it out, and we can’t wait to see so many new faces in-game.”
If you’re interested in playing then all you have to do is sign up for a free account on the game’s website right here. Throughout the weekend the Open Alpha will reportedly have approximately 20 hours worth of content consisting of:
- 4 classes that can each be taken to level 12,
- 2 PvE dungeons for up to 5 players,
- A free-for-all PvP arena,
- 3 zones full of monsters and quests,
- Fishing and Alchemy disciplines,
- Pet dragons, a huge world boss, airships, and more.
You can read this first-time player’s guide to get a good primer on what to do before you play. Sign up for free at the link above and help the team at Ad Alternum test Orbus VR this weekend! If you play, let us know what you think of this VR MMO down in the comments below!