It's quite a list, and more are on the way!
Anyone who has used a VR headset recently knows developers have been working hard to fill the digital stores with quality games. Every week there's something new and interesting to play, and that's going to continue at a remarkable pace as we move into the second half of the year. With HTC Vive and Oculus Rift orders finally shipping at a reasonable pace and being available in stores, there's about to be a significant explosion of VR content for the world to enjoy.
As expected, E3 is the place where a lot of those future titles got announced. Here's a quick list of what has been announced so far.
You'll want to skip to the 1:44:00 mark to see the official announcement from Bethesda, but the big announcement here is that Fallout 4 is getting a full VR makeover for the HTC Vive in 2017. The means roaming the lands in VR and probably wetting yourself the first time a Deathclaw comes bounding toward your actual face, which is going to be incredible. Bethesda is also showing a virtual walkthrough of DOOM, but there's been no announcement of a full version of the game being made available just yet. Fingers crossed!
Killing Floor: Incursion
The Killing Floor franchise is already creepy enough in 2D, with its extreme violence toward twisted souls and occasional slow motion madness. Putting this game in VR seems like a perfectly good way to make grown adults afraid of the dark for the rest of their lives, and that's almost assuredly what will happen when this game comes to Oculus Rift with support for Oculus Touch controllers later this year.
Visually, there's nothing quite like Superhot available to play today. The rich colors, immersive soundtrack, and active gameplay make it a joy even with a gamepad. Superhot VR isn't a VR clone of this game, rather a separate game in the same universe with the same basic rules. Best of all, it's meant to be played with Oculus Touch controllers on the Oculus Rift, which is going to be a ton of fun.
Every old school PC gamer remembers Serious Sam, the FPS game built exclusively for mocking all of the other FPS games that was available at the time. It looks like we're getting a VR version of the same basic game in a couple of months through Steam Early Access, which means you'll be playing it first on the HTC Vive.
"The time of simply controlling a character is over" is how this psychological thriller from Twisted Pixel is introduced. Using Oculus Touch controllers you navigate a black and white world as Robert Wilson in order to figure out what is happening in the crazy world around you.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Does anything else even need to be said here? You and your friends pick stations aboard a classic Star Trek spaceship and complete missions. everyone has to work together for the missions to be successful, because you can only do the job you've been assigned. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is going to be available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this fall.
Ubisoft Montreal always has some of the coolest unique games, and Eagle Flight has been demonstrated before. The game was originally announced with the PlayStation VR, but at E3 we got a look at the multiplayer aspect as well as support for Oculus Rift. Eagle Flight will be available on both PSVR and Oculus Rift later this year.
Just Dance VR Prototype
While Ubisoft announced Just Dance 2017 during E3 2016, it is also showing off a VR prototype of its popular dance game at the show. Ubisoft says attendees can check out portions of four songs from Just Dance 2016 in a full 360 degree enviroment. It won't be released to the public, but the publisher is clearly dipping its toes in the VR space for future Just Dance releases.
Which one of these titles are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments!