Indie developer Eric Thullen has been working on roguelike dungeon crawler Ancient Dungeon for several years now. Originally released on Quest’s App Lab followed by a Steam launch and then an official Quest Store roll-out, a PSVR 2 port isn’t too far away. Confirming details on both Reddit and Discord, Thullen says PSVR 2 could see Ancient Dungeon arrive in 2023.
There’s been a few VR game delays of late, such as Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable and Bulletstorm VR. Just like the rail services in the UK, Something Different’s Toy Trains has also seen a slight delay. Not by much, however, with a new Toy Trains multiplatform launch now taking place in January.
As we say goodbye to 2023 there’s still plenty of time to welcome new VR games this December. While there was a deluge in November, this month there’s half the amount. Currently, there are only 10 titles confirmed so far, for PlayStation VR 2, Meta Quest 3 and 2, and PCVR headsets. Even so, there are still some heavy hitters looking to entertain VR fans this winter.
We’ve had Penn & Teller in VR, and The Martian VR Experience put us in the shoes of Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney. Even Wallace and Gromit are getting on the virtual reality train. But, quite frankly, all of that pales in comparison to the man, the myth, the legend, that is Greg Davis. Because next year, Davis, alongside co-host Alex Horne are coming to a headset near you with Taskmaster VR.
One of XR Source’s most anticipated VR games of 2023 was UNIVRS’ Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable. A Meta Quest exclusive originally earmarked for release this past summer, the studio delayed the launch until Winter 2023. Unfortunately, the studio has delayed Attack on Titan VR pushing it into later 2024.
Vertigo Games has been ramping up its marketing efforts for Arizona Sunshine 2 ahead of its 7th December launch. As part of that campaign, the studio has released a selection of gameplay trailers and new details. The latest specifically focuses on the Meta Quest 2. And from what we’ve seen, Arizona Sunshine 2 on Quest 2 looks alright.
Modern gaming offers ever more expansive, beautifully constructed worlds that you can spend hundreds of hours in. But with so many titles arriving, jostling for players’ valuable time, sticking to popular mechanics rather than coming up with something new is more common than not. That’s especially so when considering the raft of sequels and year releases some franchises suffer from. Which is why I consider VR to have such an important role within the gaming sphere. Because VR is the only one truly leading gaming innovation.