Three weeks ago BigBoxVR revealed that its Season One event was incoming for Population: One, seeking beta testers to trial the new content. Today, the studio has announced there’s not long to wait, with Season One set to launch this month with loads of new features which include getting into the giant central tower!
Like other battle royale videogames, the season will grant players access to plenty of new gameplay items such as weapons and map updates. These will include a high-powered Light Machine Gun (LMG), a support class weapon to suppress enemy fire. As VRFocus suspected in January, close-quarters combat is getting an upgrade with the introduction of melee weapons including the katana and knife.
Dubbed Uprising, Season One will be formed around a narrative where rebels called Seekers formed to fight the Bureau, the megacorporation that controls the near-future world of Population: One. As the season progresses the environment will change as the Seekers try to gain control, with the mysterious Tower accessible for the first time.
“With the launch of Season One later this month, both new and existing players will find themselves challenged in a new way,” said Gabe Brown, BigBox VR’s CTO and co-founder in a statement. “We’re incredibly excited to see how players will use the new environment, weapons, and features!”
Additionally, BigBoxVR wants to help foster and connect the Population: One community. It’ll introduce Seeker Credits which players can gift to one another to unlock exclusive items, then later in the season private servers will come online.
“The Season One update builds upon our Vertical Combat System to give players even more ways to play and create social connections, only possible in VR. We can’t wait to share more details soon on what’s coming in Season One,” said Chia Chin Lee, BigBox VR’s CEO and co-founder.
BigBoxVR hasn’t confirmed when in February Season One will become available but it’ll take place across 10-weeks. Population: One supports Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The title is one of the coveted few to have surpassed $10m in revenue just from Oculus Quest alone. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.