The Top 5 VR Experiences from Gamescom 2018

Both home and location-based experiences have made the grade.

Gamescom 2018 has now been and gone, offering European gamers the chance to get their hands on the very latest videogames ahead of launch. Of course VRFocus was there to bring you our hands-on impressions of virtual reality (VR) titles from across the globe, and we’ve now compiled a roundup of the five best on display. 

First up is Konami’s remastered version of its PlayStation 2 title, Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RSTraditionally 3rd-person, the VR edition includes a first-person viewpoint for the first time, where you get to jump into a giant mech cockpit, a JEHUTY for a whole new experience on PlayStation VR.

Then there’s Skyfront VR. Currently available on Steam Early Access for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, developer Levity Play showcased the latest build of the videogame that takes first-person shooters (FPS) skywards. Set in massive zero-gravity arenas, you have to master boosters and grappling hooks to get about as well as fighting opponents in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch Modes.

One of the most well known VR titles made an appearance at the event, Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine. This time however it wasn’t the standard home version on demonstration, rather the location-based entertainment (LBE) edition. Arizona Sunshine LB VR Edition still features everyone’s favourite undead, just this time you’re in a much larger room-scale environment with wireless headsets and an actual team. Read VRFocus’ full hands-on to find out more.

Exodus Burned

Another out-of-home experience to make VRFocus’ top five is Pillow’s Willow VR Studios’ Exodus Burned. Better known for its Gear VR title Spark of Lightthe team has been working on not only a fully competitive VR experience using standalone headset HTC Vive Focus, but a full body tracking system in conjunction with VRee to compliment the experience. Check out VRFocus’ hands-on of Exodus Burned for more info.

Lastly there’s Love Story from a team of South Korean students. As a complete tangent from the other titles, Love Story is an educational experience that takes viewers through the history of the country. You’ll find more information on Love Story and the rest of the titles from Gamescom 2018 in the video below. And watch out for more hands-on content from the VRFocus team.

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