The Steam Next Fest has returned for another week. If you’ve been looking for new PC VR videogames to play then now is a great time to test a few out. While the VR portion of the festival isn’t quite as big as previous instalments there are still enough VR demos to keep you busy.
What’s in a name? Sounds like a simple question doesn’t it but when you’re talking brands and multinational companies things get a bit more complicated. But that’s exactly what Mark Zuckerberg did, not once, but twice. In 2021 the social behemoth Facebook became Meta and in doing so the Facebook name became just another app under the new moniker. At the same time, Oculus, once the virtual reality arm of Facebook, saw its name and legacy slowly wiped away. Not entirely, however.
Virtual reality (VR) developer Funktronic Labs is known for its colourful, playful style of videogames. From Cosmic Trip and Starbear: Taxi through to Fuji, they all have soft edges and delightful exuberance, suitable for players of all ages. The studio’s next title, however, isn’t as cutesy, a hardcore roguelike called The Light Brigade which is available to pre-order.
Meta had its Q4 2022 earning call this week and the past year didn’t do particularly well, as was expected. But the company is still pressing ahead with its metaverse vision and the hardware that’ll help consumers access it. As part of those plans, CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned the Meta Quest 3 and its mixed reality (MR) capabilities.
It seems like February has arrived awfully fast, with the previous month littered with hardware and software announcements. Of course, the big rollout this month is the launch of PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) in a few weeks. For now, though, we’re far more interested in what virtual reality (VR) deals can be found today. So here are our tops picks from around the web.
February has arrived and that means the launch of PlayStation VR 2 draws ever nearer! Only three weeks to go in fact. You’ve probably seen some of the best PSVR2 games coming at launch and made a “most wanted list”. There are tons to get excited about for the near future, but what about during the rest of the year? Here’s our rundown of the most exciting PSVR2 games to come.
When a VR game for Quest 2 says it’s going to add hand tracking to its control scheme there’s a nice novelty factor to the experience. But I tend to still revert to the traditional controller setup as it tends to be a smoother experience. When a videogame like Silhouette comes along, I take a breath of apprehension. Fully hand-tracked experiences tend to have a great concept, however, the execution never quite delivers.
Virtual reality (VR) horror games can be some of the most immersive and intense on any platform, by their sheer terrifying nature. That may put many players off but if you’re prepared for the ride, it can be exhilarating. The latest announced for Meta Quest 2 and PC VR headsets is Fractured Sanity, mixing both survival and psychological horror.