Another Top 10: The most hyped VR games of 2019 (so far)
Here we are with another list of amazing looking VR games coming this year! Some have just been announced and are full of hype so I thought we’d collect them all here and salivate over in anticipation…
(Not counting any platform exclusives for PSVR or Oculus)
10. HL2VR (Half Life 2 VR mod)
When is it coming? I couldn’t tell you... But it is being worked on. If we could all quit our jobs to work on it full-time we would, but real life takes priority! Despite the team not encouraging any hype with trailers and screenshots, the hype persists.
9. Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted
Everyone loves a good jumpscare and FNAF does it better than most. In VR it should be legit terrifying.
8. Borderlands 2 VR
One of the greatest RGP shooters ever, this is a timed-exclusive for PSVR so we can likely expect it on PC around June 2019, hopefully with multiplayer support.
7. Trover Saves the Universe
Believe it or not this the third VR game Justin Roiland (co-creator of Rick and Morty) has worked on, hot on the heels of the hilarious Virtual Rick-ality and Accounting. Warning: this trailer is very Not Safe For Work/Kids, and very funny!
6. Population One
There’s still not much known about Population One (like the release date, come on…) but we do know it’s coming from the creators of Smashbox Arena, who know their multiplayer VR back to front. This time it’s a battle royale with a wingsuit and the ability to build and climb vertical or horizontal structures to keep the action moving.
5. Vacation Simulator
It’s been almost a three year wait, but the sequel to Job Simulator is almost here, launching on April 10th. This is sure to be a hit with the kids, and kid-like adults! Fingers crossed it launches with the augmented reality multiplayer the developers teased a few months ago.
4. Undead Citadel
Not much is known about this game yet other than JUST LOOK AT THOSE PHYSICS! Could this be the Dark Souls of VR? We can only hope.
3. Espire 1: VR Operative
Stealth is a natural fit for VR. The ability to physically crouch and peek around corners is something VR excels at, and really enhances the feeling that you’re in another world. If Espire 1 can pull off even a fraction of the feeling then it is on to a winner. Hopefully it has some of that Metal Gear Solid story flavour, and not a just a generic cyborg ninja action game.
A game that takes strong inspiration from Half Life is definitely something to be hyped about. Physics in VR takes a lot of additional work, but the difference in quality and immersion is worth it. The story of this one is something of a mystery adding fuel to the hype machine.
1. No Man’s Sky
This is at the top of the list which is ironic for two reasons. One, it’s a game which has been out for 3 years already so we know exactly what we’re getting, and two, the hype for the original game back in 2016 was literally astronomical. The following disappointment was equally huge. Apparently the game has come a long way since then and barely resembles the garbage pile we got on launch, now it’s much closer (some might say exceeds) what was promised. If that’s true then this deserves to be the most exciting VR release for 2019 simply due to the sheer scale and variety of the game. There may not be much in the way of story or objectives, but as a place to wander around a feel as though you’re exploring a galaxy, there’s very little competition.
Honourable Mention: Valve’s 3 Games
We don’t know anything about these games other than Valve is making them, and the first might release bundled with the ‘knuckles’ controllers. That’s enough to be hyped about. When are they coming? According to Valve “soon” …so sometime between now and when the Sun burns itself out