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.
Whenever you set up a VR headset you have to create a play space. That’s so you know where real objects like walls are so you don’t suddenly smack them. And most VR games use this area in some way. From giving you enough space to swing your arms to sidestepping a projectile. But how many actually maximise your allotted play area, or go one step further and make it seem much bigger than it is? That’s where these best VR roomscale games come in.
Thirdverse has recently launched X8 as a free-to-play title on the Meta Quest Store. Compatible with Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2, this 5v5 VR hero shooter lets you play as a variety of heroes, each with their own interactive abilities and unique items. With the success of X8 ever-growing, Thirdverse are now looking to their next milestone: launching X8 on PSVR 2.
The ability to pre-order videogames has seemingly been around forever. The idea is that developers and publishers offer a tantalising cherry – a small discount or exclusive in-game merch, for example – to attract gamers while getting guaranteed sales before launch. We’ve all done it, my most recent being The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, while the standard videogame industry takes pre-orders to ever more ludicrous highs, VR is only just getting on the pre-order bandwagon.
Google-owner Owlchemy Labs has earned itself legendary status within the VR industry. The studio is behind the hugely popular Job Simulator as well as Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Vacation Simulator, and Cosmonious High. This month, Owlchemy Labs celebrates a major milestone, with Vacation Simulator selling over 1 million copies.
Following its recent ‘Comfort Zone Update’, Gamedust has released a new update for Yupitergrad 2: The Lost Station. The ‘Pick Your Challenge’ update is now live across all platforms, and allows players to tailor the difficulty of Yupitergrad 2: The Lost Station.
PlayStation VR 2’s release schedule for December was looking a bit thin. But recently Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Want 2 was announced and now the highly anticipated Vertigo 2 has confirmed its winter launch date. The surprise this week has been the confirmation that Vertigo 2 will be getting a physical retail release next year.
The festive season may not seem the most suitable time to release a horror game. But that does mean there’s little competition if you do. Steel Wool Studios has chosen to do just that with the PSVR 2-exclusive release of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2. It is due next month, and here’s why you should be excited for Help Wanted 2.
MobX and Fast Travel Games released EVERSLAUGHT Invasion earlier this year for Meta Quest headsets. However, the response from the community was very mixed, with most finding the round-based waves lacked depth. The developer listened and has now released a new update for EVERSLAUGHT Invasion called ‘Resurgence’, hoping to do just that.