2019 saw the advent of some incredible headsets and hardware. So what will the games be like sent to rally forward a sluggish VR industry? Pretty incredible too, it seems….
Indeed, these upcoming games could certainly turn more heads towards VR’s direction. For single-player campaigns particularly, it feels like a natural evolution.
However, more practical ‘killer apps’, including social VR (despite Facebook’s ‘Horizon’) will likely still be some while ahead…
‘LOW-FI’ : Cyberpunk Open-World
Available late 2020
From LOW-FI on Steam site:
As the player, you are “low-fi”, the street name given to those who cannot merge with the platform, a ubiquitous virtual reality simulation where most of the population now live their lives. You are a police officer and have been transferred to a particularly crime ridden section of city-block 303. The only inhabitants of note in your jurisdiction are other low-fi, and the human intelligence (or lower) artificial life forms who have remained among the citizens after the AI singularity.
LOW-Fi is a new kind of experience designed specifically for VR. More akin to a holodeck program than a traditional game. The massive open world has a lot to do, but it’s up to you as the player as to what you want to do. This is a completely non-linear world. You can patrol the skies handing out tickets, hang out in the arcade and play games, or try your luck at the casino. How earn and spend your credits is entirely up to you.
There are tons of upgrades to purchase, from weapon upgrades, to toys for your companions. We want you to roam the world and enjoy yourself the way you want to. We set the stage, but story is in your hands.
And… to find out what the next 3 titles are, read main article on Ade’s Press Medium blog….