Winter is rapidly creeping in meaning it’s a perfect time to cosily sit inside and enjoy some virtual reality (VR) gaming. And there’s going to be no shortage of that in the coming week with some major titles arriving across Oculus Quest 2, PlayStation VR and PC VR headsets, so let’s dive right in.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond – Respawn Entertainment
The first of the two big VR videogames on their way, Respawn Entertainment’s Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is coming to Oculus Quest 2 – and only Quest 2. A huge game when it comes to storage coming in at a whopping 45GB, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond takes players across European battlefields with land, sea and air missions. A multiplayer mode consists of 12-player maps and five game modes including Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Mad Bomber, Domination, and Blast Radius, whilst all the live-action documentaries Respawn Entertainment filmed are also included.
YUKI – ARVORE
Released over the summer for Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets, PlayStation VR owners will soon be able to test their shooting and dodging skills in this colourful roguelite. Coming from the team behind the Pixel Ripped series, YUKI is an action figure you control directly with your hands, sweeping him through the minefield of neon death, collecting upgrades and trying not to die. If that happens you can purchase various upgrades to make the next run a bit easier (hopefully).
- Supported platform(s): PlayStation VR
- Launch date: 16th November
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall – Carbon Studio
Time for the second major release in the coming week, Carbon Studios’ Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall. An official tie-in with Games Workshop’s Warhammer franchise, in this adventure you take on the role of the mighty Lord-Arcanum, tasked with defeating the Nighthaunt forces. Armed with devastating melee weapons and spells, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall looks to be a physically energetic experience throughout.
Jetpack Vacation – Tourism Infinity
For those PC VR players after something a little more chilled, there’s Jetpack Vacation by indie team Tourism Infinity. Literally having jetpacks for hands, you’ll be able to fly, dive, and shoot your way through a collection of mini-games set in a tropical paradise. Mini-games include playing football in the Jetpack Stadium, testing those shooting skills in Target Practice, and exploring the island to find what secrets it contains.
Sucker Punch VR – AR Glimpse
While it might look like a rhythm-action videogame initially, Sucker Punch VR most certainly isn’t. In fact, it’s more akin to Pong in VR, where you have to punch and parry cubes flying at you, returning them to your opponent, hopefully causing them to miss so you can score points. Supporting solo and multiplayer (PvP) modes, you can level up and unlock new gloves, each having its own special abilities to mix up the gameplay and give you an edge.