By the look of it, 2023 is going to be an exciting year for virtual reality (VR) fans. There are plenty of videogames on the horizon, most notably for the imminent release of Sony PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2). While PSVR2 has an exciting selection of launch games listed, there’s one due later in the year we’re really excited for, Behemoth from Skydance Interactive.
Sony revealed its PlayStation VR 2 launch games selection last week, highlighting 30+ projects coming to the virtual reality (VR) headset. However, VR developers are still revealing new projects, as HandyGames has just announced. The studio has confirmed that city builder Townsmen VR is coming to PSVR2 for launch.
Meta’s Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset has become the top dog in the industry – although PSVR2 may unravel that. Because of that, it is the go-to device for VR developers and therefore has some awesome titles on the way. With a great deal in development, here are our most exciting VR games to look forward to.
Last week Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) officially announced all the virtual reality (VR) games coming to PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2) at launch. The lineup includes over 30 titles, some brand new whilst others are free upgrades to existing videogames. One of those listed was Supermassive Games’ Dark Pictures: Switchback, a spiritual successor to the studios’ previous PSVR game, Rush of Blood. Supermassive Games has now revealed a slight delay, pushing the launch back a few weeks.
Virtual reality (VR) boxing has become a cornerstone of fitness videogames, helping players work up a sweat and feeling healthier doing so. However, before the fitness angle was even considered, one of the best boxing experiences in VR was Thrill of the Fight. This past weekend, Halfbrick Studios announced that the sequel, Thrill of the Fight 2, is under its wing. Additionally, noting one exciting new feature.
It’s quite common practice when selling gaming hardware that systems are bundled with a video game. Later in their life cycle, you might even get a couple of mid-tier titles. Meta recently bundled Beat Saber in with Quest 2, whilst PlayStation 5 has God of War Ragnarök or Horizon Forbidden West deals available. Therefore, HTC giving away five games with VIVE XR Elite pre-orders shouldn’t be that unusual, should it? Considering this is a £1,299 GBP mixed reality (MR) headset, it kind of is.
Last year was a bit lacklustre for the virtual reality (VR) industry. It may not have been filled with huge video game launches, however, there were some choice gaming experiences to be had. If you’re new to the platform or simply looking for what to play next, here are (in our opinion) the best Meta Quest 2 games from 2022.
Earlier this month XR Source reported on the rumour that Apple would be unveiling its first mixed reality (MR) headset this Spring. Now there’s a new rumour. Bloomberg reports that Apple is now postponing the launch of another device, an augmented reality (AR) headset, due to technical challenges.
Meta’s social metaverse Horizon Worlds isn’t attracting as many virtual reality fans as the company would like. So next month it’s throwing some unique content Worlds’ way. Eli Roth, the horror maestro behind films such as Hostel has teamed up with Meta on BE MINE: A VR Valentine’s Slasher.