The VR Game Launch Roundup: Ping Pong, Pets & Police Boxes
VRFocus kicks off the run-up to Christmas with a list of hotly anticipated new virtual reality (VR) titles being released for various headsets over the course of the next week. Make sure to check out our accompanying YouTube video for a preview of each videogame. These articles and accompanying video will be published every Friday, so be sure to follow all our social media channels to keep up to date.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time – Maze Theory
Grab your Sonic Screwdriver and join the Thirteenth Doctor, voiced by Jodie Whitaker herself, travelling through time and space solving puzzles. In Maze Theory’s long-awaited Edge Of Time, you must work to fend off two of The Doctor’s deadliest foes – the Weeping Angels and the Daleks as well as some new and original monsters.
VR Ping Pong Pro – Reddoll Srl, IVP, ONE-O-ONE GAMES
Grab a racket and test your Ping Pong skills in this long-awaited follow up to 2016’s VR Ping Pong. Featuring realistic, true-to-life physics, choose a range of different rackets and work to rise up the ranks to become a professional in 8 levels consisting of different photo-realistic environments.
Thief Simulator VR – GameBoom VR
In Thief Simulator VR, challenge yourself to rob the most secure houses in the neighbourhood. Featuring a free-roaming sandbox mode, equip yourself with anything from a torch, to the top of the range burglary equipment and plan your attack on a desired building. Steal as many valuables as you can, without letting less-expensive items take up too much space in your bag! The police and the house’s occupants are always out to get you, so it’s up to you to perfect your burglary tactics while going unnoticed.
Last Labyrinth – Amata K.K.
In this escape-themed adventure videogame, work to flee a mansion filled with hidden dangers. Find yourself in an unknown dark room, strapped to a wheelchair. You catch the sight of a mysterious girl nearby who speaks in a non-discernible language. You must work out a non-verbal communication method in the form of nodding and pointing, in order to guide and instruct her to find a way for both of you to escape this mysterious location alive. First announced during the Tokyo Games Show in 2016, this title is finally being released following successful Kickstarter funding.
Stormland – Insomniac Games
In Stormland, play as a damaged android as you have complete freedom to glide, fly and climb your way through this ever-changing cloudscape with the aim of reclaiming your land. Featuring both single and multiplayer modes, create and customise the best weapons and body armour possible, while detonating explosives to save yourself and others.
- Supported platforms: Oculus Rift
- Launch date: 14th November
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets – Fast Travel Games
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is a heart-warming interactive tale which takes place in a series of unique miniature worlds. Guided by your grandfather’s voice, you solve a series of puzzles in worlds created in your childhood to reveal the hidden pets.
Golem – Highwire Games
Originally planned for release on the 8th of November, in this new PlayStation VR exclusive, you play as an injured child, Twine, who has developed the ability to see the world through the eyes of large stone golems. Control their movements as you explore the ruins of an abandoned city and collect artefacts as you go. First announced in 2015, this long-awaited title also featuring a new original soundtrack from Destiny and Halo composer, Marty O’Donnell.
- Supported platform(s): PlayStation VR
- Launch date: 15th November