The VR Game Launch Roundup: Scary, Educational, Sports in a far off Galaxy
April will soon be coming to an end and what a month it’s been for virtual reality (VR) content. The Oculus Gaming Showcase had plenty of updates for current titles plus the likes of Maskmaker and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife have launched. As VRFocus likes to do every Friday, here’s what you’ve got to look forward to in the days ahead.
Imercyve: Living with Intellectual Disability – Valley General
First up how about an educational VR app. Imercyve: Living with Intellectual Disability has been: “Developed in partnership with support services not-for-profit Mercy Connect, this experience explores the efficacy of an immersive approach to strengthening communication and understanding between advocates and people with a disability by simulating a variety of effects that may be familiar to those with diverse and high care needs.”
Star Wars Pinball VR – Zen Studios
The big IP for next week, Zen Studios return to VR fusing pinball with the iconic Star Wars franchise. Set within a customisable fan cave where you can unlock statues, posters, music and more by scoring big on the tables, there will be 8 pinball tables to master, each based on the films. There will also be two brand new tables such as The Mandalorian.
Layers of Fear VR – Bloober Team/Incuvo
Originally a standard PC title created by Bloober Team, developer Incuvo over saw the PC VR port in 2019. Now its PlayStation VR owners turn to step into this house of horrors. You play the role of a Victorian-era painter aiming to finish his Magnum Opus. However, as the dark narrative unfolds your character delves deeper into his own madness, experiencing visions that fill the mansion with macabre artwork as well as changing its layout.
- Supported platforms: PlayStation VR
- Launch date: 29th April
VR Skater – Deficit Games
An Early Access launch for PC VR headsets, VR Skater is a mix between arcade and simulation gameplay so you can pull a variety of tricks like Flips, Shuvits, Slides, and Grinds across one big map. There are practice and run modes to begin with, with thhe final version set to add a career mode and a least 6 more maps.
Disc Golf Valley VR – Latitude 64
Why bother with a small golf ball when you can utilise a frisbee instead! Another Early Access launch, Disc Golf Valley VR provides 14 courses to complete, unlocking new disc’s in Challenge mode as well as three practice modes to test those skills on.