This week on the PC VR side of things there’s a good variety of things, highlighted by one major VR game release that’s finally barreling out of Early Access at the full-speed of a galloping raptor.
If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. We also have a top list of the absolute best Oculus Rift and HTC Vive games at the corresponding links.
Island 359, from CloudGate Studios
Price: $24.99 (Currently Discounted)
Island 359 is finally out of Early Access after a year and a half of iteration and extended development and the final result is a great one. This is one of the most robust and intense experiences anyone can have in a VR headset right now with a massive six-square mile island to explore.
Read our full review here.
The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains, from Arcturus Studios
The Stormlight Archive is one of the most successful and popular modern fantasy book series and the third installment, Oathbringer, just recently released. This experience is based off of the debut novel, The Way of Kings, and lets you experience the wonder of Brandon Sanderson’s thrilling world. Maybe we can get Mistborn VR next!
Cloudborn, from Logtown Studios
Price: $14.99 (Currently Discounted)
Here’s another game leaving Early Access this week after debuting back in September. In Cloudborn the developers have created a “momentum” based movement system and task players with exploring a massive, richly detailed world to uncover the remnants of a lost civilization.
Rise of Insanity, from Red Limb Studio
Price: $9.99 (Currently Discounted)
I’d wager that a new VR horror game of some kind probably releases every week. I haven’t done the research on that, but it seems true. Rise of Insanity isn’t VR-exclusive, but supports both Rift and Vive for seated gamepad or keyboard gameplay. It’s a beautiful and haunting game about the human mind.