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VR studios present new games and trailers at Gamescom 2022. An overview.
Gamescom runs from August 24th to 28th, 2022. MIXED will be there and will report on one or the other VR game in the coming days. This Article is updated with further announcements in the coming days.
The Walking: Dead Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Vengeance
The zombie epic sequel was announced earlier this year. It will once again take us to the ruined New Orleans, but it will be a standalone VR game.
The studio promises a new story campaign, new areas to explore, new weapons and tools, and new game mechanics. Your antagonist is the Ax Man, a mysterious post-apocalyptic slasher whose actions and machinations should keep you on your toes throughout the campaign.
The new arsenal will not only consist of variants of already known weapons, but should offer you unique and new combat methods. New features include the silencer, new weapons like the submachine gun and sawed-off shotgun, and a chainsaw.
Chapter 2: Retribution will be released in late 2022 for Meta Quest 2, PC VR and Playstation VR. The PSVR 2 version will follow in 2023. The following gameplay videos are new and from Gamescom.
New game from Owlchemy Labs (teaser)
The VR studio acquired by Google, which brought us VR games like Job Simulator, Vacation Simulator and most recently Cosmonious High, teased its latest project at Gamescom.
It will be the studio’s first multiplayer VR game. Another special feature: The new title is being Built from the ground up for hand tracking. Whether it will also be playable with VR controllers has not yet been decided.
Owlchemy Labs has gained a lot of experience with hand tracking: Thanks to a hand tracking update, Vacation Simulator can be played completely with your hands.
The teaser doesn’t reveal much about the gameplay, but it does make you curious.
Publisher Fast Travel Games announced a new VR game at Gamescom: Everslaught Invasion is a roguelike designed for co-op gameplay but can also be played solo.
Join the mysterious Order of Clerics, choose from three classes with unique playstyles and tools, use grappling hooks to move through levels at lightning speed, collect loot, and gradually unlock new abilities and weapons.
Everslaught Invasion builds on the 2022 PC VR game Everslaught, but is a complete redesign for mobile VR platforms. It will be released for Meta Quest 2 in early 2023 and is being developed by the German studio MobX Games.
Fast Travel Games had a second announcement ready. That PVP Swordplay Broken Edge, which was revealed in June, is coming to Meta Quest 2 and PC VR in November.
During Gamescom, the publisher presented a new video introducing the classes: the barbarian, the duelist, the knight, the samurai and the tyrant. More are planned.
New agent game from Cubism developer
Thomas Van Bouwel is showing off a yet-to-be-titled AR project for Meta Quest at Gamescom that turns your room into one Laser obstacle course.
I will be there #gamescom
– Thomas van Bouwel ? #gamescom2022 (@tovanbo) August 23, 2022
Catan AR is coming for Tilt Five
The AR game console is scheduled to come onto the market in spring 2023 and will contain one of the most popular board games at launch: the startup announced at Gamescom that an AR version of Catan is being developed exclusively for Tilt Five.
In contrast to the standard board game, the digital variant offers animations and a single player mode against AI opponents. Among other things, the flora and fauna of the Catan worlds come to life in holographic 3D.
In addition to the classic offline duels against other players, Catan Tilt Five also supports an online mode. Those who are at Gamescom can try out the AR headset on site.