It’s pre-GDC week, but there’s still a lot of interesting new releases to talk about for PC VR today. There’s a little something for everyone from shooters to commentary on shooters and games that aren’t shooters at all. Oh the variety!
If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. We also have a top list of the absolute best Oculus Rift and HTC Vive games at the corresponding links.
Payday 2: VR, from Overkill
Price: $44.98 (Rift, Vive, DLC Free)
After months of testing the full version of Payday 2 VR is finally ready to go. Grab your Rift or Vive and jump into a series of high-stakes bank heists with up to three friends. Take on different jobs as you fend off the police and score big. The straight adaptation of the regular game makes this one of the biggest VR titles available right now, and there’s even cross-platform play so you can team up with normal players.
The American Dream, from Samurai Punk
Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, currently discounted)
A wonderful piece of VR satire. In The American Dream the country has come to the point in which it uses guns for basically anything you can think of: flipping burgers, gardening, even shooting the holes into bagels. But doesn’t all of this madness come at a price? Find out in one of the most intriguing VR releases to date.
Here’s our full review.
Welcome to Light Fields, from Google
Price: Free (Rift, Vive, Windows)
One of the most technologically stunning VR experiences we’ve seen in a while. Welcome to Light Fields provides a showcase of light field technology, highlight how it can render real-world environments with photo-realistic accuracy. It offers several scenes for you to jump into and look around. If you’re interested in the future of VR experiences then this is an absolutely essential demo.
VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club, from Cherry Pop Games
Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive)
The developer of Sports Bar VR returns to tackle the tricky task of bringing soccer (or football, for all the people that know what’s real) to VR. This doesn’t use Vive Trackers but instead comes up with its own solution using motion controllers to simulate the beautiful game. It’s an Early Access release right now.