The VR Game Launch Roundup: Marbles, Mountains & Mayhem
VRFocus brings you another roundup of exciting new virtual reality (VR) titles. Make sure to check out our accompanying video roundup at the bottom of the article, freshly made for YouTube. Make sure to also check out VRFocus’ coverage of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) EU 2019 happening this week. We will be posting a series of interviews and exclusive insights into VR & AR announcements taking place over the event.
Borderlands 2 VR – Gearbox Software
First released in 2012, immerse yourself in this VR updating of an iconic modern shooter as you once again take on the role of a Vault Hunter. Your mission and run, climb and teleport through this stylish world to rescue Pandora from the evil Handsome Jack.
Bonfire – Baobab Studios
In Bonfire, you take on the role of Space Scout 817 who is exploring the universe on a mission to find a new home for the human race. You soon find yourself crash landed three-hundred lightyears from Earth on an unknown planet. Along with your robot sidekick, Debbie, your only source of light is a the flickering makeshift bonfire light. What dangers lurks around you? Find out in this new VR experience from Baobab Studios and from the director of Madagascar and Antz.
- Supported platform(s): PlayStation VR
- Launch date: 22nd October
A Dragon’s Tale VR – Spillage Games
Set on a fantasy volcanic island, you play as a dragon and explore this volcanic island. You will encounter a host of both dangerous and friendly mystical creatures as you perfect your flying abilities in this high-paced VR experience. Featuring three minigames, known as: Cow Drop, Burning Spree & Time Trials. Developer & publisher Spillage games say they want the user to “feel like a force of nature, to rain destruction on the landscape around you as you see fit.”
- Supported platform(s): HTC Vive
- Release Date: 22nd October
Pirates of the Asteroid Belt VR – Garden Horse Studio
The year is 2273, as captain of a small cargo ship, your mission takes an unexpected turn. You find yourself encountering a mixture of friendly inhabitants and scheming enemies in this in this space-themed VR shooting adventure. Interact with objects such as airlocks and consoles while utilising a series of upgradable weapons and tools. The outcome of the whole story is down to your own decisions made over the course of the game.
Gadgeteer – Metanaut
Set in the apartment of a mad scientist, you must work to complete a series of puzzles and challenges that involve building a series of Rube Goldberg-type chain reaction machines. Previously available on other main headsets in April 2019, Gadgeteer is now coming to Oculus Quest. Featuring both a 60-stage campaign and sandbox modes, this physics-based indie VR puzzler has 50+ gadgets to build with.
- Supported platform(s): Oculus Quest
- Release date: 24th October