Inhabitants: One builders BigBox VR introduced that the sport will likely be going free-to-play on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Professional from March 9.
Replace: This text was republished on March 9 with an up to date title to mirror the transfer to free-to-play. The unique article, printed February 28, continues beneath.
After launching in late 2020 for $29.99, Inhabitants: One will likely be free-to-play for everybody on the Quest platform from subsequent week. Present house owners of the sport (or those that purchase and open a replica earlier than March 9) will obtain the ‘Unique Banana Bundle’ as compensation, which incorporates the legendary PJ (Potassium) character, the Status Arsenal (4 legendary characters and 14 uncommon weapons), an unique spray, 1000 gold and extra. You possibly can try the complete particulars within the graphic beneath.
After March 9, new free-to-play gamers will be capable of earn expertise and unlock rewards as much as stage 10 on the development observe. Those that wish to proceed unlocking rewards should pay for ‘All Entry’, which is able to price 750 in-game gold (accessible for $14.99 within the Quest retailer on the time of writing).
Inhabitants: One can also be accessible on Rift and Steam for PC VR, however won’t be going to free-to-play on these platforms and can see a worth discount right down to $19.99 as an alternative. BigBox says that “much like different video games, the worth worth on these [PC VR] platforms will likely be used to stop potential cheaters from making a brand new account on Steam/Rift simply.” Nonetheless, those that buy the sport on PC VR will obtain 1200 in-game gold, equal to $19.99 in worth.
The transfer to free-to-play on March 9 additionally comes alongside a sport replace that features sandbox modifications, a brand new single-player mode with dynamic bots, map modifications, stability modifications and a graphics replace that includes improved decision and real-time shadows.
BigBox says that extra modes, options and maps are deliberate for the remainder of 2023.