So, you purchased a VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx. You’ve simply spent per week having fun with probably the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you possibly can have. Now you need extra.
So, what else is on the horizon?
Chances are high you’ve already sifted by way of VR’s back-catalogue and have video games like Boneworks and The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners able to play. However concern not, there are many different high-quality, ‘large’ video games coming to PC VR headsets this yr. Not fairly the dimensions and scale of Alyx itself, maybe, however nonetheless video games that can hopefully guarantee your headset received’t collect any mud within the coming months.
We’ve cut up this record into two elements. The primary is for video games which might be coming to all PC VR headsets, so that you received’t want to fret about compatibility. However there are additionally come video games which might be ‘unique’ to the Oculus Rift and Rift S which might be too large to disregard, so we’ve put them in on the backside. Plus the Reverb hack can get you taking part in Rift exclusives on different headsets, however simply how nicely these new video games will work with the system stays to be seen.
After The Fall – 2020
Should you had been hoping Valve would possibly deliver its well-known Left4Dead franchise to VR earlier than Half-Life, then After The Fall would possibly soothe that disappointment. From the builders of Arizona Sunshine comes a large co-op zombie shooter wherein you discover the frozen wastelands, gunning down countless hordes of contaminated enemies. From what we’ve seen, After The Fall doesn’t boast the sturdy bodily immersion of Half-Life or The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners, but it surely does provide arcade motion however the barrel, with the guarantees of endgame content material to maintain you coming again.
Inhabitants: One – 2020
The variety of battle royale wannabes on the market might lastly be declining, however our most anticipated tackle the style for VR, Inhabitants: One, remains to be ready within the wings. First introduced just a few years in the past, developer Massive Field is taking its time with intensive beta testing to make sure it is a polished, first-class multiplayer fight sport. On this take you possibly can construct, fly and climb throughout maps, promising a flexible and lively expertise that’s actually distinctive to VR.
Sniper Elite VR – TBA
Revolt’s fashionable Sniper Elite sequence is a type of franchises that simply makes good sense for VR. Happily, a VR-exclusive spin-off is on the best way, promising immersive sniper motion. Set in World Warfare 2 Sicily, you’ll play as a member of a resistance group that picks off the Nazi risk from afar. We’re trying ahead to essentially leaning into our scopes and lining up our sights when the sport sneaks onto PC VR headsets.
Vertigo 2 – 2020
Zulubo Productions returns with a sequel that appears like a giant step up from the unique Vertigo. This undeniably Valve-inspired journey takes just a few enjoyable jabs on the video games it owes a debt to, however extra importantly seems to be to face by itself as a genuinely thrilling first-person shooter (FPS). Battle an alien invasion with a few of the best-feeling VR weapons in a full story-driven marketing campaign. You can even strive a free demo proper now, to see what we imply. There’s a remaster of the unique sport on the best way, too.
Lonn – 2020
One other indie journey to look out for; Lonn caught our consideration for its spectacular show of physics in a linear single-player marketing campaign. Set in a cyberpunk future, you’re taking the battle to an evil company, armed with a sword and telekinetic powers. Lonn seems to be like a wonderful physics-driven journey with considerate puzzles and interesting fight. We’ll be holding an in depth eye on its improvement.
The Strolling Useless: Onslaught – 2020
The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners may need set the bar excessive for zombie VR shooters, however we’re hoping the highly-experienced group at Survios can rise to the problem. Set on the planet of the present quite than the comics, Onslaught brings an analogous model of grotesque zombie killing to VR, but in addition provides in cooperative help.
Rift Unique Video games
Lone Echo II – 2020 (Rift Unique)
Even in a post-Alyx world, Lone Echo stays probably the most polished, immersive adventures you possibly can have in a VR headset. Its sequel is seeking to construct on that groundwork with a deeper story and extra of the highly effective zero gravity gameplay that set Lone Echo aside. If you would like one thing that can match Alyx on a visible and presentational entrance, Lone Echo II might be your finest guess.
Medal of Honor: Above And Past – 2020 (Rift Unique)
If Lone Echo hopes to match Alyx on presentation, then we’ve obtained our fingers crossed that Medal of Honor will attain the bar it set for gameplay. Why? As a result of Above and Past is made by Respawn, arguably one of many few builders on the market able to making video games nearly as good as Valve. The primary trailer for the sport hinted as some promising bodily mechanics and marketing campaign selection. With over 50 missions guarantees, we’re eagerly awaiting extra info.
Solaris: Offworld Fight – 2020 (Rift/Quest/PSVR)
First Contact Leisure made a reputation for itself with its PSVR-exclusive multiplayer shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour, and now it’s bringing its experience again to PC. We’re but to see a lot of Solaris, however the expertise concerned is sufficient to make us look ahead to this area shooter, which appears to take some cues from video games like Unreal Match. That is coming to only Oculus and PlayStation platforms for now.
Phantom: Covert Ops – June 25 2020 (Rift/Quest)
Loads of the time all of us must make just a few concessions in VR, be it with strolling or bodily interplay. With Phantom, although, developer nDreams has designed a stealth sport that completely suits the present limitations of the platform. You infiltrate a hostile facility by kayak, slicing a path by way of the bottom to sabotage tools and take down anybody that spots you. We’ve performed Phantom just a few instances now and it actually does seem like a totally immersive expertise.