It’s yet another busy week in VR gaming land with plenty of big new releases and some updates on some of our most anticipated titles. Read on for the latest news on what’s coming to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
Reveals, Release Dates and News
The week kicked off with the reveal that Wilson’s Heart isn’t far away from launching, which will come as good news to many. For those dreaming of GTA VR, there’s a new update for the mod that allows you to play GTAV with Rift and Vive. Some Oculus Touch favorites, meanwhile, are on the way to Gear VR with the new controller, and PSVR’s strange Summer Lesson is getting a psychical English language release in Asia. Rock Band VR may have launched last week but it’s already got a multiplatform competitor. Sadly some of the game’s developers have been laid off, though.
We got a look at one of our most anticipated Rift games, Wilson’s Heart, this week ahead of its launch later this month. On the PSVR side, we checked out Ancient Amuletor, which brings tower defence to the headset. Meanwhile at EGX Rezzed in the UK we saw a strange new multiplayer VR game where you swat away bees while cooking food. Because why not? Also, make sure not to miss our impressions of the excellent Frontier VR.
Lots of games were subject to our reviewing wrath this week and overall the results were pretty good. Fated’s PSVR version proved to be well worth picking up for fans of the headset. Narcosis, meanwhile, had a decent stab at VR horror with a gamepad, but came up a little short. The same is true of Giant Cop, which is a great tech demo but still little else.
There’s plenty of big stuff on each platform this week. If you’re a PSVR user then make sure to check out Fated: The Silent Oath and Korix. Rift users, meanwhile might find some fun in Giant Cop, while Vive users can enjoy the latest game from Phaser Lock, Twisted Arrow.