The VR Game Launch Roundup: Taking the Elevator to Hell

Welcome to another Friday roundup of what virtual reality (VR) videogames are due to arrive in the following week. There’s a decent mixture to see out March and start April off, with big IP’s, indie gems and titles which make use of Oculus Quest’s hand tracking.

Doom 3: VR Edition – Bethesda Softworks

The week starts with a literal bang as Bethesda Softworks releases Doom 3: VR Edition exclusively for PlayStation VR. Officially the second time the franchise has made its way to VR, Doom 3 saw the frantic shooter take a slightly different path, creating an atmospheric horror alongside all the massive guns. This edition has been reworked to make use of VR qualities, so you can grab a PlayStation Aim controller and peek around corners to spot any lurking demons.

  • Supported platforms: PlayStation VR
  • Launch date: 29th March
  • Holy Chick – Iron VR

    An Early Access title about blood thirsty chickens taking over the planet, Holy Chick is an escape room experience set inside a suspicious camper trailer. Armed with a flashlight, a floppy disk, and a hamster, it’s all about figuring your way out without being pecked to death.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive & Valve Index
  • Launch date: 30th March
  • Hand Physics Lab – Dennys Kuhnert

    Unlock the power of hand tracking on Oculus Quest with puzzle title Hand Physics Lab. There are over 80 challenges to complete, with mind bending experiments like detaching hands, mirroring fingers, interacting with a clone and painting eggs with your fingers! All created by solo developer Dennys Kuhnert.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Quest
  • Launch date: 1st April
  • Floor Plan 2 – Turbo Button

    Turbo Button is back with its weird and wonderful escape room/comedy adventure Floor Plan 2. Just like the first game, you find yourself in an elevator which opens out onto various floors of the hotel you work in. But these are some strange little universes with interconnected puzzles. Furthermore, you can now step outside of the metal coffin and explore them.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Quest & Oculus Rift
  • Launch date: 1st April
  • Starcaller – Monarch Studio

    A sci-fi puzzle experience this time, Starcaller is fast-paced with 30 unique puzzles. “As the Starcaller you must race against the clock to restore as many temple walls as possible to their former glory. When night finally creeps in, you must complete the final ritual; send as many falling star fragments as possible back to the night sky.”

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index & Windows Mixed Reality
  • Launch date: 2nd April
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