As with every year, E3 2017 has brought with it a swathe of new titles for all modern platforms – and we can barely contain our excitement! But of course, we’re most excited about the latest virtual reality (VR) games coming to our head-mounted displays (HMDs).
At E3 2017 we’ve seen some familiar games, ones we’ve played and seen at GDC 2017 – but with those have some brand-new titles that are shaping up to be essential staples of anyone’s VR library.
Sony have come out with brand new titles for PlayStation VR, adding to library that’s already home to some great VR games and experiences.
Oculus are bolstering the Oculus Store with more titles than ever, for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Oculus Store’s library is launching the AAA VR titles you expect from a premium HMD, while the Gear VR is providing both engaging games and more casual VR experience.
Steam’s library for the HTC Vive keeps getting better and there’s no shortage of titles for the HMD at E3 2017, with plenty of titles taking full advantage of the HTC Vive’s hardware.
Bethesda have already showed strong support for VR at E3 2017, with both Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR confirmed for release this year. We played Fallout 4 VR at last year’s show, and came away more concerned the impressed, saying; “Luckily this isn’t a finished product as if it was it’d be woeful, a tarnish on the Fallout series, and VR. Just taking a AAA IP and wedging it into VR doesn’t mean that it’ll work and for the most part it’s not the best VR experience.” We had similar concerns for the then-tentatively-titled DOOM VR.
See below for our lists of the very best games we saw at E3 2017 – these are the ones to watch if you’re looking for a new killer app for your HMD.
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