Starting this Friday is the annual PAX South videogame event in San Antonio, Texas, featuring two days of gaming goodness. Of course, no event is complete without a bit of virtual reality (VR) awesomeness taking place, with some of the most anticipated titles set to make an appearance during the show.
It seems that Oculus will be returning to the event in full force, taking a selection of titles that are due to make an appearance on Oculus Rift. One of VRFocus most eagerly awaited videogames of 2019 is Insomniac Games’ Stormland. An epic sci-fi adventure, Stormland puts you in the role of a robot who just happens to be a gardener on a lush alien planet. That was until The Tempest shattered your android body, so you must head out across the planet to augment yourself and save your friends. The title will feature both single-player and multiplayer options, with players having complete freedom to run, climb and fly across the expansive terrain.
Or for a bit of spy action then there’s Defector. Another Oculus Rift exclusive, Defector is the work of Wilson’s Heart developer Twisted Pixel and Oculus Studios. Defector is a high octane homage to all those great spy movies, with ridiculous stunts, plenty of guns, cars, and of course a little gambling.
Both Stormland and Defector will be available in the VR Freeplay area on the PAX show floor.
Also at the show will be BigBox VR with its upcoming battle royale title Population: ONE. Population: ONE aims to build upon the success of Bigbox VR’s first virtual reality (VR) videogame, Smashbox Arena. You’ll be able to climb, fly and build in 12v12 team wars and 24-player free for all modes, with cross-play compatibility for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
For those that like their strategy titles then there’s Phaser Lock Interactive’s Final Assault. A WWII themed real-time strategy (RTS) that puts you in command of jeeps, tanks, and artillery in massive ground battles as the skies erupt in bullets, flak and dynamic dogfights. You’ll be able to order tactical air strikes and bombing runs as you advance your troops by drawing paths for precise, direct combat towards the enemy.