Gamescom 2023: All VR games and trailers at a glance
Gamescom 2023 is underway. We round up the biggest and best VR announcements and trailers.
This article will be expanded and updated throughout Gamescom, so be sure to check back later. Links to the blog posts are listed at the bottom of the article.
Added on August 24:
- Hellsweeper: New co-op trailer, cross-play support confirmed
- Max Mustard: New VR platformer, first gameplay trailer, coming in 2024
- Tin Hearts: New gameplay trailer, coming in 2023 for PC VR and PSVR 2
- Vertigo 2: PSVR 2 release date, first PSVR 2 trailer
The VR remake of the 1993 point-and-click adventure game is coming to Meta Quest, Playstation VR 2, and Steam on October 19th, just in time for Halloween.
According to the Quest Blog, it features new graphics, re-imagined puzzles, and a more fleshed out story. The original’s FMV cutscenes were also given the reboot treatment. Thanks to the use of real actors and volumetric video, it really feels like you’re in the same room as the mansion’s ghostly guests.
A new story trailer shows some of the characters and puzzles.
The 2011 remake of the classic first-person shooter will be released on December 14th for Meta Quest and Playstation VR 2.
There is also a new Quest trailer with never-before-seen gameplay footage. Bulletstorm VR is being developed by Incuvo (Green Hell VR), a studio specializing in VR porting, in collaboration with People Can Fly.
"In Bulletstorm VR, you’ll embark on an ultraviolent journey of survival and revenge as you and your squad battle across the abandoned resort planet of Stygia. Get ready to step into the boots of Grayson Hunt and settle his vendetta against the corrupt General Sarrano once and for all. You’ll collect a veritable arsenal of high-tech weaponry as you cut a swathe of destruction through badlands, terror domes, and derelict ruins," People Can Fly writes on the Playstation Blog.
The studio claims to have lovingly adapted the skillshot system for VR, and thanks to the Sense controllers' adaptive triggers, each weapon should feel different.
The tactical shooter Firewall Ultra will be released on August 24th exclusively for Playstation VR 2.
On the Playstation Blog, the studio gave a glimpse of the first year's post-launch roadmap, promising new gameplay features and other improvements, as well as two new maps and PVE modes. The launch trailer shows for the first time a new map called Crossroads, set in the streets of a Middle Eastern city.
A new trailer has been released for the Roguelite, showing off the co-op mode. Mixed Realms also confirmed that the VR game will support crossplay between all VR platforms, namely Quest, SteamVR, and Playstation VR 2.
Hellsweeper will be released on September 21, 2023.
The VR port of the horror game will be released on Halloween for Playstation VR 2.
The Playstation Blog has an article about Madison, which gives new details about the implementation of VR and how the studios uses the strengths of the PSVR 2 (OLED displays, eye tracking, adaptive triggers), and a new trailer gets horror fans in the mood for the creepy VR experience.
The creators of Richie's Plank Experience have announced a new VR game: the platformer Max Mustard, which you can play at Gamescom.
The studio has been working on the title for three years and promises more than 40 levels, four bosses, eight upgrades and a playtime of four hours or more.
As part of the announcement, a first, promising gameplay trailer can be seen. Max Mustard will be released in 2024 and it is not known yet for which VR platforms.
A new gameplay trailer has been released for the narrative puzzle adventure. The VR game will be released later this year for PC VR headsets and Playstation VR 2.
Vertigo 2 is a surprise hit and could become one of the best VR games of 2023. In July, developer Zach Tsiakalis-Brown confirmed that the title would be coming to Playstation VR 2.
Now we have a release date and a first PSVR 2 trailer. Vertigo will be released on October 24th, 2023.
Unknown game from Fast Travel Games
Fast Travel Games teased a mysterious multiplayer title via Twitter, but won't say more about it until September.
The studio is also working on the single-player role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade - Justice, which is playable at Gamescom.
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