Moss: Book 2 officially has a release date on Meta Quest 2; the creators of What the Golf are now embracing bats, and we now have a much clearer understanding of Among Us VR. All of this news was revealed in today’s Upload VR showcase, which included multiple announcements for the Meta Quest 2 and other major VR headsets.
Check out our full list of everything announced during Upload VR’s event, which includes everything mentioned above, as well as plenty more updates and reveals:
Among Us VR Reveals How It’s Practically a Sequel to the 2020 Megahit
A brand-new trailer showcased Among Us VR’s gameplay, revealing an experience that feels in many ways wildly different from the game that became a megahit in 2020. The stealth, backstabbing, and outright lying are all still there, but negotiations are much more than a text box — now you’re actually at the table. The VR changes basically everything, from the basic tasks to the jolt of fear when you turn and find another crewmember just… staring at you. It remains to be seen if these updates will actually work well in the final version, but at first blush, Among Us VR feels almost like a full-blown sequel. It’s currently scheduled for a release in Holiday 2022 on Meta Quest and PC VR devices.
Broken Edge Is a New Multiplayer Sword Fighting Game
What’s the first thing that comes to mind with motion control games? For a lot of people, it’s lightsabers, but the next best thing is classic sword fighting. Broken Edge is the latest game to try and capture the elemental appeal of blades clashing in VR, featuring a variety of techniques and fighting styles in a multiplayer setting. Broken Edge is being developed by Montreal-based Trebuchet, the studio behind Prison Boss VR, and will be out in 2022 on Meta Quest and PC VR platforms.
Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Features Murder And Dreams In a VR Anime World
Having been previously delayed, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate has a brand-new trailer. This three-episode murder mystery is set in an “idyllic artificial marine city” in which dreams are used to prevent crime before it happens, and features an attractive anime art style. It features memory diving, interactive investigations, and more — all in VR. Episode 1 is due to release this summer, with two more episodes and a Nintendo Switch release due later this year.
Final Fury Reimagines Fighting Games In New Reveal Trailer
Imagine one of Ryu’s hadouken’s flying right at you, and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Final Fury — a new VR fighting game from Kluge Interactive. Final Fury has many of the trappings of classic fighting games, including special moves and lifebars, but it’s set in first-person and features a full range of motion controls. The main question is whether Final Fury can be deep as its more traditional peers. We’ll know more when Final Fury arrives on all major VR headsets in 2023.
Warplanes Developer Shifts to Helicopters in New HeliSquad Teaser Trailer
After mostly focusing on fighter planes from World War I and World War II over its last two games, VR developer Home Net Games is shifting to slightly different military hardware: Helicopters. Titled HeliSquad: Covert Operations, the new teaser trailer takes on the character of a game like Modern Warfare with its scrambled graphics and 3D models. The Warplanes games sought to mix arcade and simulation-style realism with their gameplay, and HeliSquad figures to follow the much same path, this time with helicopters. It’s listed as “Coming Soon” on all major VR headsets.
Hubris Trailer Offers a New Glimpse of Ambitious Underwater Combat
VR fans looking for a full-blown graphics extravaganza on their platform of choice may want to look toward Hubris, which received an update during the Upload VR showcase. Belgium-based developer Cyborn promises that it’s still working on the ambitious new first-person game in a trailer that intercuts scenes of busy developers with gorgeous underwater combat and sci-fi facilities. It looks nothing so much as the critically-acclaimed Subnautica, which received its own VR update some years ago. If Hubris is even half as good as Subnautica, then Cyborn may well be on to something. Hubris will be out later this year on Meta Quest and PPC VR platforms.
Mothergunship: Forge Makes the Leap To VR Next Week
Mothergunship will be the latest shooter to move to VR when it arrives on June 16, and a new trailer showcased some of the mayhem fans can expect in the spinoff. As in the core game, Mothergunship will have you frantically constructing and upgrading guns in a first-person bullet hell environment, only now in VR. Eventually you take on, yes, the Mothergunship. The original game released in 2018, with the spinoff headed to Meta Quest 2 and PC VR platforms.
What The Bat is the VR Sequel to What the Golf, And It’s Just As Ridiculous
What the Golf was a hilarious physics-based parody game designed to poke fun at the stodgiest of sports, and now What the Bat is taking that concept into VR. As the name implies, What the Bat is all about bats; specifically, the main character literally has bats for hands. The trailer does a good job of highlighting the many, many hijinks that ensure. What the Bat is currently under development by Triband, with a release set for Meta Quest and other PC VR platforms.
Green Hell Lets You Be Stalked By a Jaguar in VR
Apparently you just haven’t lived until you’ve picked maggots out of an open wound in VR, as the new launch trailer for Green Hell VR shows. Like many of the games on this list, Green Hell was previously released to acclaim on other platforms and is now headed to VR. Like The Long Night, it’s a survival game, only Green Hell is set in the jungle. You’ll craft, dress wounds, and stare down jaguars stalking you among the trees, all in VR. It’s available now on PC VR platforms.
Zenith Celestial Throne Trailer Offers Details On Major Incoming Update
Zenith: The Lost City, a VR MMO developed by Ramen VR, will be getting a major update soon. During the Upload VR showcase, Ramen VR showed off some of the new environments while teasing eight new armor sets, six instanced dungeons, and more than 20 new quests. The new update is due June 16 on Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and PC VR platforms.
Twilight Zone Trailer Would Probably Leave Rod Serling Very Confused
How would Rod Serling feel about a VR game in which you shoot monsters and dodge through variants of the Twilight Zone’s iconic door? He’d probably be confused, then he’d light a cigarette. In any event, Twilight Zone is a mixed reality game featuring real-time footage and in-game content that looks very little like the iconic sci-fi series. You do, however, don a hazard suit and battle shadow monsters. Featuring three original stories, Twilight Zone is being developed for release on Meta Quest 2 on July 14, with a PSVR version to follow at a later date.
Liminal Phase Is a Lo-fi Indie Horror Game
Anananas Studio revealed Liminal Phase, a new lo-fi horror game for PC VR headsets. The brief reveal trailer gives it a bit of a hacker vibe as the main character works on old-school desktop enemies and battles low-poly enemies. It's due out in 2023.
Espire 2 Releases a New Dev Diary
Digital Lode's upcoming VR FPS received a new trailer during the Upload VR showcase, with the developer breaking down the gameplay, playable classes, and co-op options in the new stealth game. Described as a "full-fledged VR FPS," it's headed to Meta Quest later this year.
Stride Gets a New Multiplayer Trailer
Stride is getting a brand-new multiplayer mode today, which Joy Way showecased in a brand-new launch trailer. Originally released back in 2020, Stride is a free-running VR game with heavy Mirror's Edge influences. The new multiplayer mode, which is being released as a free update, will feature modes such as King of the Hill. It's available on Meta Quest 2 and PC VR platforms.
PathCraft Is Trying To Capture the Legacy of Lemmings
Remember Lemmings? The classic PC puzzler was famous for its bouncy music, devious traps, and its titular green-haired characters who had a habit of exploding into confetti. Like so many other games recently, PathCraft seeks to translate that appeal to VR, and you can see how in the new trailer revealed during Upload VR’s showcase. PathCraft will be out on Meta Quest 2 later this year.
Unplugged Pantera Features the Famous Metal Group
Check out this launch trailer for Unplugged Pantera, a DLC pack for the the hand-tracked VR guitar game for Unplugged. Featuring the famous metal group, the game and the add-on are both available now on Meta Quest and PC VR platforms.
Hellsweeper Quest Reveal Trailer
Vertigo Games is confirmed to be publishing this intense and bloody action from Mixed Realms, which is headed to Meta Quest 2 and other PC VR platforms later this year.
Ragnarok Hellfest DLC Gets New Launch Trailer
Ragnarok, a VR rhythm action game, is getting DLC that ties into the Hellfest metal festival in France. Check out the new trailer for the content releasing today, June 9.
Propagation VR Developer Update
Wandev Studios, the developer behind Propagation, provide an update on their upcoming VR zombie shooter. It'll be out later this year on Meta Quest and PC VR platforms.
Nerf Ultimate Championship’s Gameplay Is Showcased In New Trailer
We saw a new gameplay showcase for the all-new multiplayer shooter featuring wall-running, and yes, Nerf guns. It doesn’t look that different from your typical shooter, but Nerf fans may enjoy firing foam darts from in-game models of their favorite plastic weapons.
Moss: Book 2 Launches July 21 On Meta Quest 2
Moss: Book 2, which arrived on PlayStation VR back in March, finally has a release date on Meta Quest 2. The adorable mouse adventure will be out July 21 on Meta's standalone headset. Check out our review here, where we call it an "exemplary sequel."
Killer Frequency Is the Debut VR Game From Team 17
Team 17's debut VR game is revealed in a new trailer featuring a very creepy door at the end of a hallway and a screaming attacker. According to the official description, Killer Frequency will cast you as a radio DJ helping local townsfolk avoid a killer on the loose. The logo suggests that it will have a little bit of a synthwave aesthetic. Team 17’s standards are typically quite high, meaning that Killer Frequency could well be the sleeper game to watch in this showcase.
Gambit Offers a Glimpse Of Why It’s Payday In VR
Gambit’s first gameplay was shown in a new trailer. Billed as Payday in VR, this new team-based shooter is headed to Meta Quest and PC VR platforms later this year.
And that’s it for the Upload VR Showcase. Got a favorite trailer? Tell us all about it in the comments. In the meantime, keep an eye on all of the news coming out of the Summer of Gaming 2022 and Netflix Geeked Week, including the Thursday’s Summer Games Fest and the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on Sunday.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.