Most Anticipated Games for VR in 2019
Virtual reality experienced explosive growth in 2018, and 2019 looks to be even bigger.
That’s probably because some of the most-anticipated games are coming out this year, including a sequel to a VR classic and other innovative, new IP that promises novel, compelling experiences.
And if you want to know what games are expected to be the best of the best, then this article was written just for you.
We will list what we think will be the biggest virtual reality games of 2019 (and tell you a little bit about them in the process).
It should be enough information for you to decide what games will be right for you, but it will also help give you a general overview of what direction VR gaming is taking right now.
Here are some of the most-anticipated VR games of 2019:
Lone Echo II
The sequel to 2017’s Lone Echo, Ready at Dawn’s VR classic continues its story – and amazing gameplay – in what could be one of the biggest virtual reality games of 2019.
There’s currently an immersive trailer out there that shows off some gameplay and also reveals that the story will be picking up where Jack and Liv left off at the end of the first game.
But you don’t need to have played the first title to enjoy Lone Echo II.
Built using a unique combination of action, puzzle solving, and intense levels of immersion, Lone Echo’s sequel has huge standards to meet, and it looks like it will.
This game puts you in the shoes of a robotic explorer in a world filled with stuff to uncover and featuring an ever-changing terrain as well as constantly shifting weather conditions.
The story is some kind of cross between Mad Max and Disney’s WALL-E. Promising “physics-based” movement, Stormland is geared towards emergent gameplay and interaction that makes sense based upon the situation the player is facing. Best of all is that gamers can play the game solo or with friends.
This game bills itself as Mission: Impossible for VR, but looks like so much more.
There’s gambling, hand-to-hand combat, driving, and all kinds of other spy thriller-inspired insanity.
The developer’s website quotes Polygon as saying there’s “nothing quite like it,” and we can’t help but agree.
Blood & Truth
Blood & Truth is another spy-themed VR game, but with more of a first-person shooter style of gameplay. In that vein, Blood & Truth promises more of a theme-park style game than an open-ended narrative.
Toward that end, Blood & Truth will have a deep plot and will put a premium on the kinds of thrill-a-minute setups seen in most action games.
A battle royale game for virtual reality that claims to bring Fortnite to your VR headset. Whether or not it does that is up to you, but Population: One is easily one of the biggest games coming out in 2019 based on hype alone.
Yet people who have experienced it say it is the real deal and, given VR’s penchant for doing FPS well, Population: One might bring a whole new audience to the format.
Trover Saves the Universe
Justin Roiland (of Rick and Morty fame) is bringing Trover Saves the Universe to both VR and traditional game formats in what could be a sleeper hit of 2019.
Roiland’s characteristic humor should be on full display in this game (from the appropriately named Squanch Games) and seems to blend action platforming and beat ‘em up elements.
Rocking an art style that looks like Toejam and Earl, Trover Saves the Universe could be one quirky, cool game. We know we’ll be giving it a look-see.