The VR gaming community is filled with indie developers looking to unleash the potential of the technology. Joining them is one of the stars of the flatscreen indie scene, Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid (2008). Having followed that up with The Witness (2016), Blow is now trying his hand at VR. The Braid creator plans on making a roomscale VR game that has no “concessions for seated or stationary play.”
One of the best single-player survival adventures for VR headsets has to be CM Games’ Into the Radius. Earlier this year the studio announced a sequel was in the works, continuing the narrative. This week, CM launched the Steam page for Into the Radius 2, offering up some gorgeous-looking screenshots in the process.
Spiders stoke a particular fear in a lot of hearts. Whether it’s the eight legs, eight eyes, the seemingly lightning-fast speed or all of it. That’s where Kill It With Fire VR comes in to help you wreak some revenge on the creepy arachnids. Unleash all hell with an assortment of weapons and explosives. Just watch out, because they do jump right at your face! And for those brave enough, here are all 18 PSVR 2 trophies for Kill It With Fire VR on your PlayStation 5.
With new hardware comes the desire to quickly move on. Meta Quest 3 is now out in the wild providing upgraded VR and mixed-reality entertainment over its predecessor. That has meant developers quickly adapting to the new device, rolling out visual improvements or adding MR modes to their games. And while it’s great to see and experience what Quest 3 can offer, it’s important to note that there are far more Quest 2’s out there. Which made me think about the nature of reviews and how to handle them in the near term. Because, quite frankly, they’re cut from different cloth when it comes to Quest 2 vs Quest 3 reviews.
Incuvo released Green Hell VR last year for Meta Quest and Steam, with the PSVR 2 edition landing a few months back. A survival adventure inside the Amazon rainforest, this week it got even bigger. That’s because of the new Green Hell VR expansion, Spirits of Amazonia Part 1, adding a significant chunk of content.
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 (now 17) 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.