This year's lineup of VR games could get even better than 2023

This year's lineup of VR games could get even better than 2023

2023 was arguably the best year for VR games to date. But 2024 could top it.

At the end of last year, I celebrated the flood of great VR games. I wrote that there has never been a better time to be a VR gamer.

In addition to the three big budget titles Horizon Call of the Mountain, Assassin's Creed Nexus VR and Asgard's Wrath 2, there were many gems from medium and small VR studios such as Vertigo 2, Dungeons of Eternity, The 7th Guest VR, Vampire: The Masquerade - Justice, Racket Club, Arizona Sunshine 2 and many more that raised the bar for VR gaming.

2023 had more great and mature titles than any year before.

Four huge VR titles announced for 2024

And now comes 2024, for which three VR-exclusive titles based on major franchises have already been announced.

First up is Alien: Rogue Incursion, an all-new alien adventure developed from the ground up for VR by veteran VR studio Survios (Westworld Awakening, Creed: Rise to Glory). For Batman fans, Batman: Arkham Shadow was announced as the first major Batman game in many years and, like Alien: Rogue Incursion, this title will be exclusive to VR. The same goes for Metro: Awakening, the latest installment in the Metro game series, which tells a new story in Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic universe and is being developed by Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine 1 & 2).


We can also look forward to Behemoth, the next big project from Skydance Interactive, which created one of the biggest VR titles of all time with The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Expectations are high.

More Quest 3 exclusive titles to be expected

In addition to these four big VR games, there are many more, which you can see in our list of the most anticipated VR titles of 2024. It's only May, and it's amazing to see so many high-profile games already announced for 2024.

Meta may have a few more highlights up its sleeve before the end of the year. The company is rumored to be releasing a next-generation headset and direct successor to Quest 2 this year that will have the same performance as Quest 3, but will be significantly cheaper. Meta has already announced a number of VR games that will only be released for Quest 3, not Quest 2, including Alien: Rogue Incursion and Batman: Arkham VR.

These titles could be followed by more Quest 3 exclusives by the end of the year as Meta looks to encourage consumers to upgrade to their next-generation VR headsets.