VR battle royale Population: One goes free-to-play on March 9

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Big Box VR, developers of VR battle royale game Population: One, today announced that the game will be free-to-play on March 9th. Specifically, it will be free for users playing on Meta Quest 2 and Pro headsets. Steam and Rift users can get it for a discounted price of $19.99. Big Box will also launch new updates to the game at the same time.

Population: 1 launched in 2020 and acquired by Meta in 2021. Players who purchased the game before it was free to play will receive his pack of free content called the Original Banana Bundle. As the name suggests, this includes some banana-themed cosmetics.Meta, according to his blog post, said the developer wanted to “bring POP1 to a wider audience and socialize it.” We want to expand the multiplayer experience of .

The number of free-to-play games could skyrocket, but battle royale games seem to have reached a saturation point. could play). Meta also shut down one of his top-rated VR titles, the Echo VR, earlier this month, noting that it has just under 10,000 players.

The March 9th update includes free-to-play mechanics, along with map changes, new gameplay balance, a new single-player mode, and an updated in-game shop.

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