The VR Game Launch Roundup: Blood, Sprites & Shouting

In these difficult times, videogames are providing an important entertainment outlet, whether you want to join friends in some multiplayer action or get lost in a fantasy world by yourself. This coming week, players across PC and console VR headsets will have more immersive experiences to enjoy.

Gorn – Free Lives

Highly brutal and comedic in equal measure, gladiatorial sim Gorn is finally coming to PlayStation VR. The spongy, rag-dill opponents which can be ripped to shreds using all manner of wobbly close combat weaponry, Gorn is a single-player hack ‘n’ slash experience like no other.

  • Supported platforms: PlayStation VR
  • Launch date: 19th May

Pixel Ripped 1995 – ARVORE

Release in the Americas a few days ago, now it’s the turn of EU PlayStation VR players to enjoy Pixel Ripped 1995. A love letter to old-school gaming, the story is set during an era when videogames were moving from 16-bit sprites into 32-bit 3D titles. Mixing together various genres from the 1990s including action RPGs, brawlers, platformers, space shooters, and racing games, the gameplay offers an eclectic retro mix.

  • Supported platforms: PlayStation VR (European Launch)
  • Launch date: 19th May
Pixel Ripped 1995

War Remains – Flight School Studio

Part film, part educational experience, War Remains takes place during WWI on the Western Front. Viewers to bear witness as history unfolds from a soldier’s point-of-view in this active battle scene.

Spaceteam VR – Cooperative Innovations

Based on a mobile videogame, Spaceteam VR is a cooperative shouting match where players have to perform tasks to keep their spaceship in one piece. These challenges are randomly generated, incorrectly assigned instructions filled with technobabble which mean a lot of fast paced teamwork.

Spaceteam VR

The Persistence – Firesprite

Originally released for PlayStation VR in 2018, The Persistence is a horror title with procedurally generated levels and a crew that have been turned into monsters. Supporting both VR and non-VR gameplay, one of The Persistence’s unique features is that friends can jump in via iOS or Android devices to control some of the spaceship, either helping or hindering the main player.