In the two to three years leading up to 2020, if you loved VR then the hot topic was always Half-Life. Like much of the industry, rumours were rife, and Valve was very good at keeping secrets. While most people around the world will remember early 2020 as the onset of the pandemic, VR fans remember it for the best game ever, Half-Life: Alyx. And three years on, even with all the knowledge and experience gained since then, it is still unrivalled.
Due to the technical complexities of virtual reality, games don’t always look as amazing as their PC or console cousins. That’s not to say they can’t, it’s just that rendering for two eyes whilst maintaining a 90Hz refresh rate is hard on any system, so compromises have to be made. Even so, VR developers have made great strides in visual quality, and there are some truly stunning titles out there. So here is XR Source’s selection of the best-looking VR games out there.
E3 might not be happening in 2023 but that’s not stopping the industry roll out some big showcase events. Arriving way earlier than everyone else’s in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation Showcase. With a special event taking place next week focused on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR 2, it’s going to be an event PlayStation fans will want to watch. Nothing has been teased just yet, but these are the PlayStation Showcase PSVR 2 games we’re really hoping will make an appearance.
Now, this is going to be a difficult one, and likely controversial. There are many, many excellent virtual reality shooting games on the market. Whether that’s completing campaigns solo or teaming up for multiplayer matches, the genre is vast. So here XR Source picks the seven best VR shooters – or at least tries, don’t shoot us!