If you’re a Daydream View owner, you’ll know it can be hard to keep track of what’s new for the headset each week. Today, though, Google is launching a lot of new apps for the device.
A total of six games and experiences are launching on the Google Play Store today, and there’s some pretty high profile releases in there. The vast majority of these are games, though HBO subscribers will finally be getting the HBO Now app, which allows you to watch new shows like Westworld and older ones like The Wire on a virtual screen inside a theater.
When it comes to games, though, there are several highlights. First up is Gunjack 2: End of Shift ($12.99), the sequel to CCP Games’ turret shooter set inside its popular EVE universe. The original debuted on Gear VR at launch, so it makes sense that the next game would arrive on Google’s new mobile platform first. In it, you use the Daydream controller to aim and blast enemies out of space, reliving stories that crew members share as they gather around a table at, you guessed it, the end of a shift.
Daydream also gets a taste of horror today with the launch of Layers of Fear: Solitude ($9.99), a port of Bloober Team’s first-person thriller that hit consoles and PC earlier this year. It’s the first time players can experience the game in a headset, though it’s obviously undergone some heavy tweaking to make use of the Daydream controller.
LEGO fans can also get their first taste of VR today with LEGO Brickheadz Builder VR. The game has you building your own LEGO models and also features a free build mode where you can let your imagination run wild. Best of all, it’s completely free with no in-app purchases required.
Also gracing Daydream today is a port of Wands ($5.99), NUX Studios’ magical adventure that debuted on Gear VR earlier this year, and Underworld Overlord ($4.99), Otherside Entertainment’s demonic strategy game.
To play these games you’ll need either Google’s Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, or Motorola’s Moto Z, which added Daydream support in a recent update. Daydream View is the only headset that currently supports the ecosystem, though expect more to be announced next year.