Quality always trumps quantity, and that’s very much the theme of this week. There’s not a lot of new releases, but what’s there is worth checking out. And, going a step further, Ace Combat 7 shows that even short VR experiences can still be must-plays!
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, from Project Aces
Price: $59.99 (PSVR)
This week’s biggest release has to be the VR mode for Ace Combat 7. Though it’s sadly not the full campaign, this PSVR-exclusive campaign is still a must-play. It lets you jump into the cockpit of an elite fighter jet and soar through the skies. It’s brief but the intensity of the action on display is unlike anything else we’ll see inside the headset. If you have an interest in the standard game too you should definitely pick this up.
Microsoft Maquette Beta, from Microsoft
Price: Free (Rift, Vive, Windows VR)
This is Microsoft’s contribution to the 3D creation space. Maquette is a tool designed to make scenes and experiences. It allows you to quickly prototype ideas for interfaces and more, giving it a very different angle to the likes of Tilt Brush and Medium. It’s only in beta for now but we’ll be excited to see how this grows in time.
Trickster VR: Co-op Dungeon Crawler, from Trickster Games
Price: $14.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows VR)
Trickster’s full version is finally here. There wasn’t a big song and dance made about the game’s departure from Early Access. Still, this is one of VR’s best dungeon crawlers so it’s worth a note. Slice and dice your way through procedurally generated dungeons and grab loot to take on more powerful enemies. Need we say more?